Earthship Patagonia was created by a diverse group of professionals and friends from all over the world. If you would like to contact any of our skilled partners, check out their profiles below.
As a specialist in education and workshops with the El Bolsón based permaculture design firm CIDEP, Adriana Simic takes an active role in helping us realize our own permaculture dreams on the property. For more information, go to the CIDEP website at www.cidep.org.
Bacab - Nam
The local company Bacab - Nam designs and constructs a variety of semi-permanent housing structures such as tipis, yurts, and domes. They have worked with us to bring some of their designs onto the property. For more information about Bacab - Nam, go to their website at http://www.bacab-nam.org/.
Cristina is our on-site gardener for the 2015-2016 season. She is an expert in bio-intensive organic food production, utilizing heirloom varieties and educating our volunteers and guests on local edible and medicinal plants. Much of her knowledge was generated through CIESA, a local organic farm and education center. To contact Cristina, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March of 2015, Earthship Biotechture taught a month-long Earthship Academy workshop to over 50 international students on the property, putting up the main structure of the building as well as inspiring participants and locals to start their own sustainably-minded construction projects. They primarily run Academy sessions in Taos, New Mexico, USA. For more information, visit their website at www.earthship.com.
Fernando is the co-founder/director of Project CIESA, a local organic and bio-intensive farming research and education venture. He hosts regular workshops on an organic farm just South of El Bolsón in Lago Puelo. For more information, visit the CIESA website by clicking here or email Fernando at email@example.com.
Juan Bachi Pilotta
Juan Bachi Pilotta designed, instructed, and imstalled the Earthship's solar electrical system. Located in Mar de Plata, Argentina, Juan is a founding partner of Cooperativa Caminantes, a group of professionals focused on designing and executing permaculture and bio-construction projects. He can be reached through the cooperative's website at http://coopecaminantes.wix.com/coope-caminantes.
Leonardo Vergara Trujillo
As our resident carpenter, Leonardo leads our march forward with new and innovative construction methods focused on alternative and recycled materials. He is the head coordinator of Reacciona El Mundo, and can be reached through his website at reacciona.cl.
Lucho has used his advanced carpentry skills on the project since its start in February 2015. He specializes in custom and original design concepts, and works closely with Leonardo to bring an element of finesse to eco-construction. Based in Bariloche, Argentina, Lucho can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manos al Barro
Based in El Bolsón, Manos al Barro instructed a mud construction workshop on the property in April 2015. They executed the fine mud work in all three bedrooms as well as the internal archway façade, and helped us build our very own mud brick oven. To get in touch with them,
Originally from Buenos Aires, Tato was a lead architect during the Earthship Academy session in March. He continues to work for Earthship Biotecture's Global Academy Sessions, and is available for consultation around the Buenos Aires region. Tato can be reached through email: