Updated: Apr 20, 2021
IEN has the pleasure of taking part in the 1st Earthship building being built in Malaysia. We took part in a design brainstorming session, as well as in the volunteering for the construction of the Earthship, which consists of two residential dome-shaped homes and one community hall for up to 50 people; both of which is built for the Orang Asli near Kampung Chennah (about 2 hours drive into the jungle east of Kuala Lumpur). The project should be completed before the end of 2015.
The Earthship concept is very appealing with respect to sustainability. An Earthship - like a spaceship - seeks to be fully self-sufficient with energy, water and food. Moreover, Earthships are often built by recycled materials like use car tyres, used glass bottles, used rice-sacks filled with soil etc. In other ways, Earthships really push the sustainable agenda. Read more about the Earthship concept here (link).
The project is lead by Ruben ("Build for tomorrow") and in collaboration with Arkitrek. If you want to volunteer or just want to follow the progress of the Earthship go here: https://www.facebook.com/earthshipmalaysia