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Owner Builders

Kate & Jason

Our shared adventures with mud, tyres and tools span decades and continents. We met in 2009, started dating in 2017, and got married in 2022. However the important details are what we have built and learned along the way.   

'Ghipship', will be our home. After building Earthships across the globe we are finally breaking ground on our own build. We look forward to waking up in it each day but are also embracing the journey and the stories as they unfold.

All About Kate

...As described by Jason

It's not often an in-flight movie changes the trajectory of your life, but that is exactly what occurred when Kate launched into 'Garbage Warrior'.  Whilst a child care worker and council manager by trade, the documentary introduced Kate to a world where comfortable and sustainable environments can be built that work within the laws of nature as opposed to fighting against them. Better yet, they are made possible through communities consisting of like minded, hard working, volunteers. 


Since the flight Kate has built  in Tasmania, New Zealand, Indonesia, Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. In 2018 in Taos, New Mexico, the home of Earthships, Kate undertook the Biotecture Academy and explored the intricate details of WOMs and POMs, R Values and God Tyres.  However her fine eye, patience and attention to detail paired perfectly with bottle wall construction and she is growing a beautiful portfolio of work. Bottles aside, she'll happily spend days moving dirt on her tractor, whipping up a shed, cleaning my glasses, or designing a geodome circus tent.

All About The Other One

Jason's contributions on site are limited. He has invented the 'Earthship Dreadlocks Quota' claiming that it is illegal to work on an Earthship without dreadlocks present. So yeah, I guess he ticks that box. Although Kate does all his hair maintenance. 

His other contribution is equally dubious, as he wanders the site filming for tik tok hoping to be discovered. 

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