Pangea Builders Offering On-Site Hands-On Daily, Weekly and Full-Time Training to Assist Crew Members in Building Sustainable Structures — No Experience Necessary!

A four-week Earthship Workshop at two separate sites, a “Tiny Earthship” greenhouse in Ambler, PA followed by a gray water systems at a visitor center in Tamaqua, PA is being overseen by Pangea Builders, a company dedicated to teaching sustainable systems, design and construction by demonstration, example and classroom experiences.

The Ambler project is a ‘Tiny Earthship’ greenhouse which will be the first Earthship within a major city in the U.S. to receive a building permit. This earthship permit sets a precedence for rammed earth tire walls as a structural wall system across the country.

The Workshop offers and has available daily, weekly and full-time training opportunities to work alongside experienced Pangea crew members. The greenhouse and visitor center are center are locally owned and/or operated. Pangea Builders is committed to providing a hands-on, in-depth learning experience into the world of sustainable design, systems, construction and living by accommodating techniques to all levels of skills and abilities.

The hands-on will be at the sites with an instructor at all times focusing on construction techniques as well as project management and safety. Classroom time will be a combination of slide presentations, hand-outs and chalk board lessons.  The Tamaqua visitor center grey water and black water project will primarily be hands-on, and taught prior to arrival.. 


What is an Earthship? An Earthship is a type of passive solar house constructed of both natural and upcycled materials (such as tired solidly packed with soil/earth). Earthships can/have been and are being built in all parts of the world, in any climate (with a permit) while continuing to provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Pangea Earthship School Curriculum: 

Catchwater & Water Heating
Liquid Waste Water & Solar Toilet
Passive Solar/Thermal Dynamics Heating & Cooling 

All students will receive the following items included in there their tuition:

Full Earthship Curriculum pdf textbook
Grey water section drawing pdf
Black water section drawing pdf
Passive Solar/Thermal cooling dynamics poster pdf
Circle studio tiny home drawings. pdf

Registration and on-site training opportunity inquiries:

For inquiries about student participation or other aspects of Pangea Earthship School and/or the Ambler and Tamaqua projects, go to the Earthship Builders School at Daily registration is $50 per day, one full week is $300. The full four-week session is $1,200 Information about accommodations is also available through Pangea Builders.

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Pennsylvania Earthship Builders School