A Look at Climate

There are only a few factors concerning climate that would discourage you from building in a location.  One is precipitation.  You should have at least five inches of total annual precipitation per year.  If your area does not see that amount of precipitation then you should have a water table of less than sixty feet so you can pump with a solar well into your cisterns.  You can pump from deeper but it gets expensive fast.  

 

You should also look at available sunlight per year.  If you have very little, you will need  back up electricity of some kind, such as wind, hydro or conventional grid.  The newer solar panels are starting to be close to 40% efficient on cloudy days, however, soon the technology will exist for power to be made just from the light through the clouds.  

The beauty of the Earthship concept is that it makes all of its own utilities so you can find really cheap land where there is no hope for utilities.  You can find hard to get to but extremely beautiful land that no one would ever think to build on and find it for a good price.  The nature of an Earthship allows for building in remote locations and can thus save a lot of money in the purchase of your land.

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Earthship Academy 2016

Earthship Academy 2016 In 2016, the Earthship Academy enters it’s fifth full year of existence. To date over 600 students from all over the world have attended the program here in Taos, New Mexico and our Global Sessions. During the 2015 sessions Academy students completed a Global Model Earthship (the latest Earthship design) at the Greater World Earthship Community, started 3 new Earthship buildings, worked on the...Read More

JANUARY page of a new Earthship calendar

JANUARY page of a new Earthship calendar It is a protoype for a whole calendar for 2016 please contact andressa@earthship.com for a free printable 11x17 file of this month we suggest you print on photo paper glossy at 11x17

“Live Simple Survival so that others may simply live.”

“Live Simple Survival so that others may simply live.” The Simple Survival Earthship design evolved from years of research and development both at the Greater World Community and on projects around the world. Based on the classic “U” Earthship module, the Simple Survival features a vaulted roof similar to the Hut Earthship design and a double greenhouse and cooling tubes like the Global Model.  The Simple Survival is designed to provide comfortable temperatures in...Read More

Gingerbread Earthship By Eric Ficinus

Gingerbread Earthship By Eric Ficinus Wondering what type of Gingerbread to make this Christmas? Check out Eric's Earthship he built as part of his Independent study on the road to graduation from the Earthship Academy: For more infos please email Eric at earthshipmodelkit@gmail.com or view his progress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthshipModelKit/?pnref=story

Sunset at the Earthship Biotecture HQ in Taos, NM

Sunset at the Earthship Biotecture HQ in Taos, NM   Just another day at the office!

EarthRhythm Event in Toronto Nov, 2015

EarthRhythm Event in Toronto Nov, 2015 Michael Reynolds of Earthship Biotecture presents Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone. Earthrhythm November 28, Toronto. Jane Mallett Theatre. modern knowledge.ca     LES STROUD 'SURVIVORMAN' - PRESENTS - 'Survivorman: Reconnecting to the Earth' MICHAEL REYNOLDS - PRESENTS 'Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone' KELLY ELSON - PRESENTS - The Psychic Earth DR. ROBERT SCHOCH - PRESENTS: Earth Rhythms and Cosmic...Read More

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army We recognize the current and pressing nature of the Syrian refugee crisis. The German Prime Minister has stated, “If Germany can’t show a friendly face in an emergency situation, then this is not my country.” We are proposing/planning a small city prototype that is the campus of an International Earthship Academy that teaches Syrians (alongside Europeans) how to build a city for themselves while at the same...Read More

Guided Earthship Tours

Guided Earthship Tours 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

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico Earthship Biotecture has partnered with the University of New Mexico to offer an accredited college class in the Construction Technologies department.  “Introduction to Earthship Biotecture” covers the basics of Earthshjp’s integrated design process and construction methods. This fall we will be offering our third semester of this course.  We hope to develop this partnership into full accreditation for...Read More

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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