Earthships include their own utilities made on site. An Earthship uses little to no fossil fuels to provide modern amenities. We are simply adapting our needs to the already existing activities of the planet.

Green Buildings Systems

- Water
From the sky (rain & snow melt). Uses it four times.

- Electricity
From the sun and the wind stored in batteries and supplied to your electrical outlets via a prepackaged power system.

- Sewage Treatment
Indoor and outdoor treatment cells contain, use and reuse all household sewage (greywater and blackwater). Use any kind of flush toilet.

- Comfort in Any Climate
From only the sun and the earth. Maintain comfortable temperatures all year with no fossil fuels.

- Food
Healthy and free, grown from interior and exterior botanical cells. All plants are highly functional and play a direct role in taking care of you.

 

 

Retrofit your home or office with Earthship Biotecture.

Add some or all of the Earthship Systems to your building.

- Reduce and even eliminate your utility bills.

- Get ALL of your electricity from the sun and the wind.

- Catch water from the sky for drinking, bathing, cleaning, showering, washing, flushing, etc.

- Contain and treat ALL of the sewage you produce in a healthy and beautiful way.

- Maintain comfortable temperatures in your building ALL year long, in any climate. Reduce or even eliminate your heating and cooling bills.

 

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Dense mass both collects and stores temperature like a jar holds marbles.

Insulation, however, neither collects nor stores temperature. It simply blocks the passage of temperature from inside to out and visa versa.

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We must realize that we, the users of the vessel (the home), are part of the vessel. This is much the same as we, the users of the Earth, are part of the earth. The Earthship is a participant in the prevailing systems of planet earth. It causes no conflict, no stress, no depletion, no trauma to the planet earth.

Just as the human body is a result of the various systems that support it - (circulatory systems, nervous systems, respiratory systems, etc...) so must the Earthship be a product of the systems that support it. In view of this, we have made the Earthship systems both understandable and available to the common everyday human. Systems are generally 25 percent of the construction cost of a home, providing little to no utility bills every month.

 

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We are simply adapting our needs to the already existing activities of the planet.

Why pipe water long distances from a centralized community water system, or from an expensive well that needs significant electrical power, depletes aquifers and lowers the water table, when water fall from the sky?

Why have a corporate or political "middle man" between us and our energy needs? our vessel (home) must be designed to sail with the forces that exist beyond human control and exploitation.

An understanding of mechanical systems for most humans is limited to what is within reach of their fingertips. It is understood that when you flip a switch on the wall, a light comes on. when you turn on the faucet, hot water comes out. When you pull the handle on the toilet, it flushes. Little though is given to where the electricity comes from or what kind of nuclear waste was produced to generate it. how many of us even know where the power plant is that supplies our power. Few people ever wonder which water table is depleted to bring them water and what chemicals have been added to it. Where does the sewage go after it is flushed and which rivers and lakes are polluted by it?

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Humans need comfortable temperatures, light, electricity, hot water, food, sewage treatment, etc. These necessities are all available within the framework of a certain "rhythm" in the Earthship. The more we are able to align our priorities and needs with the prevailing rhythms of the planet, the easier and less expensive (both in terms of economics and ecology) they will be to obtain.

If our lifestyles can conform more to the patterns of the planet than to our socioeconomic system, we can reduce the stress on both ourselves and the planet. This is easier said than done due to the "reality" and the "gravity" of mortgage payments, utility bills and the generally high cost of eating and living. Most of us have no choice. We have to be places at certain times looking certain ways in order to make the money needed to make those payments. However, many people have built Earthships themselves and ended up with little to no mortgage payment. They also have little or no utility bills and their ability to grow food year-round inside the Earthship has greatly affected what they have to spend on packaged, processed foods.

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The condition of our planet tells us we must now begin to take responsibility for what happens beyond the reach of our fingertips. We must begin to reconsider the source of these utilities, our access to them, and how we dispose of the waste produced. The mechanical systems of the Earthship confront these issues directly. We call this direct living. Source, access and destination are all contained within the Earthship, within the reach of our fingertips. There is no mystery involved in Earthship electricity. There is no unknown source of water. There is no magical black hole that sucks up all our sewage. Instead, we work in harmony with the earth to deal with these issues - taking what it has to give us directly and giving back what it wants to receive. With this harmony ringing in our minds we evolve the Earthship Systems. Earthship Biotecture
   

 

 

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WOM

Water: from the sky: clean and potable: Earthships catch water on the roof, from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times.

Catchwater
Water is caught from a roof with a potable surface. From the roof, the water is channeled through silt catches into cisterns. Cisterns are sized to the local climate and are best buried and completely protected from the sun. The water from the cistern is gravity-fed into a Water Organizing Module with a pump and filter. The pump pushes the water into a pressure tank to supply code required water pressure. The filters clean the water for consumption and cleaning.

The WOM is a self-contained filtration unit designed for catch water homes.

The WOM filters the water for household use.

water organizing module

$2,995 plus shipping
Have it shipped to your door.
To Order: call 575-751-0462

Once the water has been processed by the WOM it can be used conventionally by household fixtures. The WOM filters the water of particulate matter for domestic use then filters the water with a bacterial filter to make it safe for drinking. Located at each fixture there is a designated drinking water faucet. The domestic water can be used for everything else including bathing and cooking.

The WOM is a pre-manufactured unit designed to simply attach to the wall and connect conventionally to household plumbing. The generic design makes it easy for any plumber to install the unit. Because the WOM is a manufactured, packaged filtering and pumping setup for catch water systems, it is cheaper, more efficient and more reliable than any custom design.

Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipment.
When ordering please specify voltage 12V DC, 24V DC or 110 AC
*Shipping not included and varies depending on location

 

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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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