In this short clip Michael Reynolds talks about the Flint, MI water crisis. He points out that in New Mexico, where we only get 8" of annual precipitation, we are able to build buildings that harvest, filter and use their own water four times. Flint gets 40" of annual precipitation and it should be be relatively simple to design rainwater harvesting systems that would provide clean water to the residents. He...Read More
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Just another day at the office!
In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have 2 kinds of guided tours.
Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group for a minimum of $100.
1) The Guided tour through our Earthship Visitor Center includes:
Admittance to the building which is very similar to a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, packaged...Read More
New blog post on Expanded Consciousness explains why you should consider living in an Earthship.
Mike Reynolds is featured amongst 50 people who fit the category of "extraordinary."
By: Peter Horsfield
"Sustainable, comfortable and eco-friendly. These are just a few of the words that one can use to describe the architectural wonders called “Earthships” that were designed and constructed by Mike Reynolds, an architect with an environmentalist perspective. Mike’s designs may often be regarded by many...Read More
In an update to a story we first brought you back in November 2012, Dirt Merchant Farms, which sells organic foods like fresh farm eggs, meats and vegetables in Stagecoach, has continued to build what are known as "Earthships" on their property.
An earthship is a self-sustaining building made out of recyclable materials, like tires and glass bottles.
He says they're more durable than traditional homes made out...Read More
In West Philadelphia, organizers use tires and earth to create an ambitious and energy-passive home
At a glance, the open-air lot at the corner of 41st and Lancaster appears to be littered with garbage—tires piled up in the northwest corner, mounds of dirt and cement mixed in with empty bottles and cans. But these familiar objects are not strewn about randomly; they have been...Read More
After more than four years of construction, work continues at the Lorraine, NY home of the Cronk family. The house is made primarily of tires, which collecting heat during the day and release it at night.
The house is a kind of Earthship, a green building initiative that reuses discarded materials. About 7,000 glass wine and liquor bottles have also been used decoratively around the home.
The home has a...Read More
Post by Earthship Biotecture.
There’s a vacant lot at 675 N. 41st Street in West Philadelphia that’s about to become something Philadelphia has never seen before--an Earthship.
When Thomas L. Miller, the owner of a vacant lot in West Philadelphia, heard a woman on the radio talking about her plan to build an “Earthship” in August of 2013, he was quick to call the radio station and donate his lot to her. The...Read More
It’s been 3 weeks now. The progress has been slower than anticipated, as we’re still working on the tire wall, but we’ve had great work parties and made new friends. We have also been sourcing other materials as we’ve used more than we anticipated and needed to adapt as the project progressed.
We’re still focusing heavily on building with recycled & natural materials, finding creative ways to use...Read More
This is Florian from Earthship Seattle. I’m very excited to announce the first actual build to happen in Seattle!
We are inviting the community for a series of workshops where you will get to practice Earthship construction, led by a group of Earthship Academy students.
The land owner, Roxanne, is very much aligned with Earthship Seattle’s vision of raising awareness about Earthships and tackling the...Read More
Earthship Academy student and professional videographer John Senften has just produced a 25 minute video about the Academy session he attended in Taos, New Mexico in the Spring of 2014.
We'd like to thank John and all the wonderful students who appear in the video! It's a fantastic overview of the program.
Academy 2014 – Session 2
There have been several hits on a Global Model Earthship being built for a Taos family who was displaced after losing their home in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Last year, we had 35 students and several crew members begin the tire pounding and within a week's time were able to complete the 9 courses of the main structural tire wall. The Bilal family has been...Read More
This Spring semester the UNM Green Technologies program will be offering Intro to Earthship Biotecture as one of their electives to fulfill the sustainability credit. Phil Basehart, who has worked for Earthship Biotecture for over 20 years, will be the lead instructor. Guest instructors will include Michael Reynolds and Earthship systems specialists from our plumbing and electrical staff. Students will tour...Read More
Our people here at Earthship Seattle are busy bees. We’re working on promoting and coordinating the upcoming Earthship Seminar in Seattle with Mike Reynolds on September 20, 21, 22. We’re also distributing flyers, contacting local media to inspire them to do stories on Earthships, designing posters and t-shirts, running movie screenings and meetings, and we are about to build a WOM (Water Organization Module),...Read More
Posted on June 5, 2013 by allamericangirl2016
Ever think about productive ways we can use (or save!) the earth’s resources? Wood, water, soil, or even what you may consider to be “junk?” Believe it or not, this “junk” can be used to make some pretty sustainable (and fun!) items, such as alternative housing or even model transportation! If you ever need new ideas about what to do with your old stuff, the...Read More
"Earthship Seattle" was born in early Fall 2012 and quickly became a tight group of dedicated volunteers who see Earthships as one of the best solutions for the future to help people be resilient and free without harming the planet.
Plus, the bottle walls are pretty!
We have had some meetings and movie screenings, are connecting with people in all walks of life (from schoolchildren to politicians), and drafted a...Read More