Over 40 years of research and development of self-sufficient housing made from recycled materials.
Development of Earth friendly and people friendly community living concepts that require little or no mortgage payment and no utility bills.
P.O. Box 1041, Taos, New Mexico, 87571
Phone (575) 751-0462
- Graduated University of Cincinnati, 1969, Bachelor of Architecture
- Thesis published in Architectural Record, April 1971, 3 pages
- Architect's License, Arizona #34518
- Architect's License, Colorado # C-3857
- Founder/Owner of Earthship Biotecture
by Michael Reynolds
This is “biotecture” designed for a city in Turkey. There is a mile-long bike lane through the Commons. Not only is the guy riding through the Commons’ greenhouse, this buffer zone contains the facility’s sewage treatment, water catchment and food production. The outside climate gets tempered twice on the way into the private homes – once in the Commons and then in the personal greenhouses. With this much locally produced food, the scale of the corner store is redefined. Provisions for vegetables, bananas, fish and chickens are part of the design.
Empty steel beer and soft drink cans are used to build experimental housing near Taos, New Mexico, in June 1974. Designer Michael Reynolds stands next to an interior wall in one of the structures. The exterior walls are constructed using eight-can units as building blocks. According to Reynolds, these houses, whose walls require 70,000 cans in all, can be built as much as 20 percent cheaper than conventional homes.(David Hiser/NARA)
GLOBAL EARTHSHIP BUILD LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
• These occur around the USA and around the world with our build teams in conjunction with scheduled client, demonstration or relief projects.
• There is a $100 flat scheduling fee per person.
These are strictly hands-on learning opportunities. No formal classes offered during these builds.
These are non-certificate opportunities.
• On specified Earthship Build Learning Opportunities, Field Study credit for the Earthship Academy will be offered.
by Michael Reynolds, Earthship Creator.
Well kids here's how it is... We have a 650 acre sustainable community that we fought hard for ten years to establish. The reason we had to fight was that we wanted no infrastructure or conventional utilities to be in this community. We wanted it green, sustainable, autonomous, and free. That upset everyone in authority so we were in for it. We kept fighting and finally got it.
We have maybe the only 650 acre development on the planet that is allowed to have no infrastructure or utilities. We sold this idea because the Earthship building does everything for itself.
As a citizen of the earth...
I fully have the right...
to harvest water from the sky
to grow my own food in my own home
to harvest energy from the sun and the wind
to contain and reuse my own waste on my own land
to make my shelter comfortable without the use of fossil fuels
and to harvest what others throw away to construct my own home
I am willing to die to defend these rights and to spread the knowledge of how to
achieve them to others.
If six billion other people said this as well...
we would transcend the corporations, the governments, and the federal reserve bank.
We, the people, would always survive.
From now until eternity
Every decision made on this planet
By any jurisdiction
Should be made
With all the peoples
And all the animals
And all the plants
by Michael Reynolds
WHY IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT FOR HUMANITY TO EVOLVE SIGNIFICANTLY ENOUGH TO SURVIVE A CHANGING PLANET
Bergen Architectural School - BAS - Bergen, Norway - December 7, 2008
We (Earthship Biotecture) were asked to help establish a force to retro fit the old nine story concrete agricultural grain silo building, home of the architectural school in Bergen, Norway. Our objectives were as follows...
"THE DANGERS OF ALLOWING THE PURSUIT OF SOMEWHAT IMPERFECT SUSTAINABLE CARBON ZERO HOUSING AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN CERTAIN 'POCKETS OF FREEDOM' THROUGHOUT THE LANDS ARE NOT NEARLY AS GREAT AS THE DANGER OF NOT PURSUING IT AT ALL."
- Michael Reynolds
I just read this executive order copy from the governor of california, Arnold Schwarzenegger about Sea Levels rising, etc.
It is not out of the question that this method be used to move forward in todays world. It is clear that nothing tangible will happen here in Copenhagen between all the countries to effect climate ...change.