Sustainable Philadelphia

Upcoming Workshops

  • Finish the Silverlake Earthship in Bristol, PA. Get hands on training and teaching for all aspects listed below. This is a great opportunity to take the time to learn and add to your skill set. Register for workshops here.

Mar 9 – 15
Earthship Workshop @ Silverlake Nature Center

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Mar 28 – 29
Earthship Workshop @ Silverlake Nature Center

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Apr 19 – 20
Earthship Workshop @ Silverlake Nature Center

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Can/bottle walls, Bathroom, Brick floor, Roof Insulation and ceiling, Stem wall finish, Can/bottle walls, Plaster walls, Greywater Planter, Bottle arch for trail

Utility sink, Greywater drain line, Can/bottle walls, Plaster walls, Entry finishes, Seed berm

WOM, Cistern, Door/Window for tire reveal, Plaster walls   


  • Continue the Earthship Demonstration Build for Love, Loving Love in West Philadelphia. April, 2015
    Workshops announced soon.
  • Retrofit a Methodist Church and land in New Hope, PA. Summer, 2015

see: How are Earthships Relevant to Philadelphia? by Jonah Reynolds


Environmentaly Friendly retaining walls for a community garden as part of a volunteer-driven neighborhood beautification project.
Demonstration Location: 675 N 41st Philadelphia PA 19104

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Work continues at Cronk tire house

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

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The First-Ever Urban Earthship Is Being Built In West Philly

The First-Ever Urban Earthship Is Being Built In West Philly 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 woman was Rashida...Read More

Philadelphia Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold. May 2013

A Bicentennial Town Square Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold Beyond Conventional Dwellings: What Sustainable Options Exist for Challenged Communities? May 23, 20135:30 Reception6:30-8:00 ProgramEvent Price: FreeAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Formally: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway215 299.1000   Topic: How are Earthships Relevant...Read More

Garbage Warrior Viewing and Discussion featuring Jonah Reynolds

Garbage Warrior Screening in Philadelphia followed by discussion with Jonah Reynolds. May 24, 7pm-10pm [$10] Discounted and side street parking available. Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia - Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia, PA 19103(215) 735-3456email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the...Read More


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About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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