Roxanne's Trash Studio

We came across an opportunity to help Roxanne build a hybrid Earthship structure in Seattle.  Roxanne's vision for the Trash Studio was to build a small (under 200 sq. ft.) studio for hosting various events and renting out for activities.  Her intention was to build this studio with trash and other discarded materials and to have the studio build through volunteered labor.  In other words, the studio was built with minimal cost or new raw materials.  The project is still in development, so keep your eye out for volunteer hands-on opportunities to help finish the build.


A story about this project was also featured on KUOW, have a listen.



Short video of a work party building the Trash Studio.

Project updates

Let’s finish building the first ever Earthship in Seattle!

The first Earthship inspired building ever in Seattle, aka the Trash Studio, is nearing completion. Check out the calendar to see when the next work parties are scheduled. We need donations of some materials, and donations or loans of some tools so that we can finish. This project has not involved any exchange of money…
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Trash Studio on NPR!

In case you live on another planet and you’ve missed it, check out that interview of Roxanne on KUOW
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A Taste of Phase 2

We reached the 11th (and last) course of tires on Sunday Oct 5th. There’s still some leveling to do to finish the 11th course. Next we will use cob, anchor bolts, and wood to make a bond beam that will run all across the U-shape of the top course of tires. The last couple of…
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