Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Starseed Creative's New Website

Come visit our new website at www.starseedcreative.com

We have enjoyed sharing our workshops on this blog and have now moved to a larger platform that will allows us to create podcasts, host video and image portfolios, and open new possibilities for co-creating with others.

Thank you for following our posts and we look forward to seeing you on our new site.

With Love,

Neil & Stella
The Starseed Creative Team

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Reciprocal Roof Shade Structure Movie

Starseed Creative built and designed a 13ft interior diameter round structure for Burning Man called "The Starlet". This structure is built out of reclaimed PVC pipe sourced from a local rebuild center. We describe our structure as a cross between a yurt and a tipi. The structure provided amazing shelter from severe windstorms and the sun, it's low roof and round shape provided low wind resistance and easy construction.  Reciprocal roofs are designed so that each rafter carries the weight of the next so that no interior support is needed.  Reciprocal roofs can support heavy loads, even living roofs because added weight tightens the skylight joints and make them stronger. "The Starlet" will now serve as a rain and shade structure for our Natural Building workshops and as a creative space. Cost of PVC pipe was $50, tarp was $30, and rope stakes and other materials were another $50. Making total cost around $130.  Please contact www.guidingstarcreations.com for round structure building workshops and more information.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Starseed Creative has a four page article in an international consciousness magazine!

click here or on the image to view the article

The funny thing about this article is that we were interviewed in a grocery store parking lot while traveling in Arizona. We parked in-front of the store so that we could use their free WiFi hot spot to be interviewed in Australia via Skype. We were interviewed by a woman from one of our past Australia Earthbag workshops who wanted to share our message of cultivating thriving environments through personal awareness and infinite possibilities.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Come with us to Peru in July 2012

Journey to the Sacred Valley and Beyond
July 16 – 23, 2012 (7 day Guided Journey)
Join us as we step into the unknown and awaken our hearts to the ancient wisdom of Pachamama (mother earth), ceremony, and rites of passage with Q’ero Elder Shamans.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

South Melbourne Commons Garden Wall

One of our workshops in Austraila was a two day FUN-damentals of earth bag workshop where over 20 participants built this garden retaining wall. Participants gained hands-on experience combined with lectures to explore adapting earthbag building to their climate and environment. Participants gained to knowledge to use locally available soils to create walls and domes.

The wall was built a part of a master plan for the South Melbourne Common's Cafe which included curved garden bed retaining walls. With the garden staff we explored ways of making this wall with the lowest impact and the least long-term maintenance. Most of the material and tools were made from the site. Soil was delivered from a near by construction project and screens were made found objects. The wall will be finished with an oxide added to match the historic blue stone.

 Here is a finished picture I just received from Melbourne Commons. Great job you guys! What a beautiful cafe space.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Earthbag Building In Brunei

Friends of ours in Australia, Harold Raps and Mathilde Menard are directors of the Sydney-based firm Green Earth Buildings. They have presented a sustainable design utilizing earthbag building to a group in Brunei. Read the the full article at The Brunei Times.

Drawing from The Brunei Times

Friday, February 4, 2011

What is Earthbag Building?

What is earthbag building and Guiding Star Creations? I find that earthbag building is best expressed through images. To help those who want to see some examples of our work, Guiding Star Creations has compiled over 100 photos. Please click on the pictures above to view this photo album and feel free to share them. If you are going to use the pictures for advertisement please credit the photos to GuidingStarCreations.com.

Shine your light,