Hi all. I am new to this group. I took a PDC through Regenerative Design Institute out in Point Reyes/Bolinas CA about 2/3 years ago now. Still have so so much more to learn! My husband recently attended the Earthship training in Taos last Fall. We are hoping to buy land in Kansas - ideally near Lawrence - where we can build an Earthship. Would love to hear from any of you in this neck of the woods.
I am in the middle of nowhere south of KC, and have been thinking about building one as well. You will probably get to it first, and I will be glad to help.
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Hi Kim, There is an active permaculture group in NE Kansas, hosting a variety of events, garden tours, and PDC courses. There is a community event happening the first week of June, in Lawrence. If you want to connect with other people building earthships, strawbales, and homesteading, it would be great to see you there. Check out the facebook page for the Kansas Permaculture Institute/Collaborative. https://www.facebook.com/Kansas-Permaculture-Collaborative-138604256349317/
We're in the process of buying a strawbale home on 30 acres just outside Lawrence. We currently live in CO but will be moving back onto that property next summer likely. Looking at turning it into a permaculture inspired small farm/homestead. Would love to help build an Earthship home.
I live about 30 miles south of Olathe and we're about to move onto our permaculture property, though we'll be staying in a 5th wheel for a while until we can get our ducks all in a row to start building. Some counties in KS have few if any building codes, while others (our county, unfortunately) have a lot. Just make sure that you double-check with the county building department before buying land. I'm totally fascinated by Earthships and would love to see one.
I live near Wichita and would be interested in helping build an earthship. I could give you a couple days every couple weeks over the summer. I'm old, fat, and slow. But, my labor would only cost you a place to sleep and a few meals.
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Kim & R Scott, any luck on finding a county in KS that will allow the build? My boyfriend and I are gearing up to do the same. But want to make sure we are good to go with the property before purchasing. Also if anyone knows already, do insurance companies cover the structure and land for homeowner's insurance?
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