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Noemi Chaparro, one of the farm owners at Tainasoy, and Mario Antunez, one of the key crew members of the earthship build at Tainasoy and member of Colectivo Verdolaga which partnered with Tainasoy to plan and construct the earthship.

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Mario Antunez, member of Colectivo Verdolaga, who is on site at Tainasoy Apiario working on the first earthship build in Puerto Rico.

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Noemi Chaparro, one of the farm owners at Tainasoy, gave a tour of the land, including the site where the first earthship construction in Puerto Rico would be begin to be built in the coming months.

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Earthbag house at Plenitud PR. This resilient structure made it through Hurricane María and the months of rain that followed with no damage.

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The first earthbag house built at Plenitud Puerto Rico. The structure made it through Hurricane María and the months of rain that followed with no damage.

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Back of the first earthbag and superadobe house built at Plenitud, designed by Owen Ingley. This home did not use the dome structure that is often used in earthbag building, but was instead designed with a more conventional zinc roof. This structure…

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Built over 5 years ago, this superadobe doghouse was the first earthbag and superadobe structure built at Plenitud PR as a pilot and test project.

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When Raíces first visited Plenitud PR in 2013, their first earth bag and superadobe house was under construction on their land. Arriving in the driving tropical rain, Owen still invited us to step into the earth bag house for our first time to see…

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This earthbag and super adobe house, along with three others around the island of Puerto Rico designed by Plenitud co-founder Owen Ingley, suffered zero damage from Hurricane María.
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