Alberta, Canada Global Model Build - Summer, 2014

Videos

canada alberta1

canada alberta2

http://www.google.com/images?client=safari&rls=en&q=glen+kinney+earthship&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ei=TB08VJDbMcbvoATVqYLQDA&ved=0CBQQsAQ

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/earthship-takes-shape-on-alberta-prairie-1.2712207

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Alberta+family+building+earthship+grid+without+sacrificing+luxury/10046773/story.html

alberta canada earthship

Self-sustaining 

The home, which is near Vulcan, Alta., is built with large south-facing windows angled to collect sunlight and heat. It has solar panels to generate electricity and cisterns to collect rain and snow melt that will be filtered for drinking water, as well as a self-contained sewage system.

"This building does everything for itself. It doesn't need an infrastructure,” says Michael Reynolds, a New Mexico-based architect and founder of Earthship Biotecture. 

“It does have a take-charge-of-your-life element to it."  

Alberta Calgary Earthship

The company has built three houses in Canada, but says there are about a dozen other Earthship-type homes built here.

"Canadians do tend to say, 'Well, what about our severe climate?' Well we developed this building at 2,500 metres, 7,500 feet in New Mexico, in the mountains,” said Reynolds.

“People think that their climate is going to tax this concept, but in fact, this concept was tested in a climate worse than this."

Alberta Calgary Earthship

Reynolds may not be familiar with how relentless and bone-chilling a Canadian prairie winter can be, but the Kinneys are. They've ensured their Earthship design has plenty of insulation and a wood stove. 

Still, Dawn Kinney admits she has had some reservations. 

"I'm just hoping I'm not too cold in the winter. And I'm hoping everything works, because the plumber who specializes in this is a long ways away, you know, things like that. But I'm fairly confident. I'm a believer."

read more at cbcnews

 

alberta canada earthship

Alberta family building 'earthship' to get off the grid without sacrificing luxury
‘These buildings are a machine that takes care of humans’
By Annalise Klingbeil, Calgary Herald July 20, 2014

Alberta Calgary Earthship

 

 

Calgary Alberta Earthship

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

Earthship Alberta Facebook Group |

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earthship Newsletter

Upcoming Events

November 01, 2014
New York One Day Lecture
November 10, 2014
Internship - Session 6 FULL
November 17, 2014
Easter Island Global Academy
December 01, 2014
Internship - Session 7
January 05, 2015
Internship - Jan 5 - 23
January 12, 2015
Malawi, Africa II Build
February 02, 2015
Internship - Feb 2 - 20
February 09, 2015
Philippines Windship Build
March 02, 2015
Internship - Mar 2 - 20
April 01, 2015
Academy Session Apr 1 - 29
May 01, 2015
Academy Session May 1 - 29
June 01, 2015
Academy Session June 1 - 29
July 06, 2015
Internship - July 6 - 24
July 27, 2015
Internship - Jul 27 - Aug 14
August 12, 2015
Plant The Rain Permaculture Course
September 01, 2015
Academy Session Sept 1 - 29
October 01, 2015
Academy Session Oct 1 - 29
November 02, 2015
Internship - Nov 2 - 20

Construction Drawings

Designed to meet Standard Building Codes.
Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide you with what you need to survive, with 'modern' amenities, if desired.

- Simple Survival Earthship
- Packaged Earthship
- Vaulted Global Earthship
- Custom Options

Contact Us for Details phone: 575-751-0462

Global Earthship
Studio -- $5,000 click to purchase
One bedroom -- $6,000 click to purchase
Two bedroom -- $7,000 click to purchase
Three bedroom -- $8,000 click to purchase

- 30 pages in color, two sets.
- 11 x 17, includes five CAD views.
- Includes details for trusses and vigas, two hours of free follow up consultation and one 'Ground Up' DVD
- Changes or custom modifications are available at hourly rates.

Who's Online

We have 456 guests and no members online

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)

Earthships on Facebook | Earthships on Twitter | Earthships on LinkedIn | Earthships on YouTube | Earthships on Pinterest

 

Translate

English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish