Monthly Archives: September 2012

How to Build the Greywater Planters in an Earthship

Containment, Treatment & Distribution
The concept used for containment, treatment and distribution of sewage-water is based on and draws information from the wetlands concept which has long been used in exterior applications for thousands of years by humans and nature.

The Earthship sewage system differs from the wetlands approach in that it primarily treats the gray […]

By |September 28th, 2012|

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Estancia, NM Earthship Build Report

For the past 6 weeks, Tim and I traveled around the West between Utah, Nevada, and California.  I am now writing this from Washington, where I study at The Evergreen State College, and Tim is still at the build site.  We are originally from Southern California, a place whose natural beauty made it easy to fall in love with nature.  Our shared interests in sustainability, Seasteading, permaculture, and “off-the-grid” lifestyles lead us to discover Earthship Biotecture.  When we found out about the opportunity to help build an Earthship in New Mexico, we jumped on it. 

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By |September 27th, 2012|

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“Not only is it my first Earthship, it’s my first home” – Living in Earthships Ashton Wolfe

Recently, one of our staff members, Ashton Wolfe purchased an Earthship of her own in the Greater World Community located in the gravel pit. Closed on the 30th of August, 2012, this is not only her first Earthship, but her first house.  The house is a one bedroom, one bathroom global model Earthship that was originally built by Earthship foreman, Ron Sciarillo as a spec house (year?).  She is the first owner of this home.  Asked about her Earthship and her plans for this house, she proves to be really excited with plans to add to the Earthship in order to live as sustainably and self-contained as possible.  Ashton is ready to begin her life as a resident and member of the Greater World Community.

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By |September 27th, 2012|

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ATLANTIS 2012: Forming the Rooftop Foundation at the Estancia, NM Earthship

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By |September 26th, 2012|

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ATLANTIS 2012: Meet Charlotte Hodgson, Earthship Intern

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By |September 26th, 2012|

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Toronto Earthship Event Feedback

On behalf of Michael and Jonah Reynolds, we would like to offer our sincerest appreciation to everyone who attended the Earthship Biotecture Seminar in Toronto. (click for details)

It took a lot of planning and logistics to make it happen there… and I heard that all of you showed up enthusiastic and excited!

Thank you Toronto, Canada!!

We would love your feedback! So please feel free to email me anytime with suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, etc…

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By |September 26th, 2012|

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Estancia, New Mexico Earthship Build. 10 day report.

from the Alliance of Conscious Documentarians at acdmedia.wordpress.com (be sure to visit their website)
To Our Global Community,
It’s been about a week and a half since our departure from New York City to Albuquerque (ABQ), New Mexico, to document the Earthship build outside of Estancia (60 miles out from ABQ) and the daily grind has been full blown since then. We have had many, many obstacles (from small to big things, like discovering we did not have warm enough attire to be sleeping in a van in below 40 degree weather – yes the desert gets freezing out here without the sun, and running out of money for gas, for example), but our spirits are bright and optimistic — besides, there’s no turning back now!

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By |September 19th, 2012|

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A New Age of Greenhouse Management

The onset of Earthship greenhouses and their necessity as a household utility.
contributed by Jeane Nardone, Michelle Locher & Dan Dynanphoto: Dan Dynan
Earthship structures and the developmental creation of these buildings transcend the typical practice of greenhouse management. These greenhouses fill the gap between greenhouses as a hobby and commercial greenhouses. The onset of Earthship structure transforms greenhouse management from a hobby to practicality. They have advanced themselves into a necessity in these households in order to maintain utilities. This will require a new kind of participation to keep grey water clean, the septic system healthy, to maximize your water usage and for food production. In the Greater World Community, we are constantly trying to create a better, more passive toolbox for what is needed to keep greenhouses healthy – to keep us healthy.

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By |September 18th, 2012|

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Travel America: Luxury rental home in New Mexico is off the map, and the grid

TAOS, NEW MEXICO—Ecotourism isn’t always as green as it claims to be. The trend has become so popular that many hoteliers are charging more buck for less bang. It can be hard to find the forest for the trees.
But the real deal can still be found. At the Greater World Community in New Mexico, you can actually find a forest inside the kitchen of a luxurious rental home.
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Earthship Phoenix
Jonah Reynolds takes the Star on a tour of a 3 bedroom earthship in Taos, New Mexico. The earthship can be rented nightly and allows guests to experience and understand what it is like to be in an off-grid home.

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By |September 15th, 2012|

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My Trip to Earthships: The Earthship Internship Program

by Nara Williams – info@narawilliams.com

So imagine my amazement when, after driving through miles and miles of good old, sturdy Kansas, gazing forlornly at dilapidated farmhouses along the highway, I made it to Taos and found myself waving at the mountains from a glass pyramid on top of a three-story Earthship.
 
Though the name “Earthship” may relate more to the fact that the buildings are almost entirely self-sustaining, it really does feel like a ship, of some sort. Though perhaps more of a space ship than anything- I can see the southern edge of the Rockies.
 
I’m currently staying in a building called the “Hive,” a massive structure that contains about 10 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and of course, the pyramid. It overlooks the mesa, seas of scrubby sage bush, and a part of the arroyo hondo. You can also glimpse the “Greater World Community,” where there are about 70 private Earthship homes.

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By |September 14th, 2012|

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