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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Amazing cucumber plant in a suspended growing bucket in our Earthship Visitors Center

This cucumber plant is growing in a suspended growing bucket near the west side door in our Earthship Visitors Center greenhouse. The plant is three to four months old and has yielded 23 large cucumbers to date, and is still going strong!
Three large eight inch cucumbers were picked about 10 days ago. Today, 11/26/12, I picked 13 eight inch cucumbers, which are on display at our Earthship Visitors Center for the day. All the employees here today, will be able to take a cucumber home  for dinner.


By |November 30th, 2012|

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Earthship Ironbank On Ice

Hey people just want to let you know that the next workshop (lJan 26, 2013) will need to more of a look-and-talk-shop as council have been out to have a look at the wall and politely suggested that I stop all construction work until I have Development Approval. The good news is that I […]

By |November 24th, 2012|

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Texas Earthship Build – Nov – Dec 2012

November-December  2012.

Earthship Biotecture is looking for volunteers to join a small Earthship Crew to help with building evolutions on a 2 bedroom, 1 bath Earthship in East Texas November through December.

Work with veteran Earthship Builders learning the basic concepts of Earthships as well as advanced finish techniques.

Volunteers work on an unpaid basis and are […]

By |November 21st, 2012|

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Earthship Biotecture presenta la version en espanol de: La Navetierra, Como Construir la Suya en Formato de Libro Electrónico

La traducción al español del ejemplar “La Navetierra, como construir la suya” ya está disponible en formato de libro electrónico a través de nuestro sitio web

Este libro ofrece a los lectores la filosofía básica detrás del diseño de los earthships, y cómo estos edificios interactúan con la tierra para crear los sistemas que la caracterizan.  Por otra parte “Earthship Volumen Uno” ofrece a los lectores  instrucciones sobre cómo elegir el emplazamiento de su futura Earthship y también la forma de reproducir muchos de los métodos de construcción básicos que se utilizan para construir uno de estos edificios.
Este libro es un punto de inicio si usted está interesado en la construcción de su propio earthship, o si simplemente quiere aprender más acerca de esta innovadora forma de vivir.


By |November 20th, 2012|

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thank you so very much for your contribution to humanity.

Hi my name is (removed for privacy). I stumbled upon a few videos of your earth ships & could not believe there are still people like you on this god forsaken planet. I don’t want to sound or be foolish but i would love to join your team. In fact i would devote my […]

By |November 14th, 2012|

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A New Age of Greenhouse Management Predatorial Insects within the Greenhouse

Contributed to by Daniel Dynan

As discussed in our last greenhouse management article (A New Age of Greenhouse Management: The onset of Earthship greenhouses and their necessity as a household utility), it was explained that the greenhouses in Earthships require a different level of participation than that of traditional greenhouse management.  The planters function to provide the Earthship’s inhabitants with food but also cleans the water that cycles through. The planters serve as the household’s utilities.  While there is a heightened level of involvement within the greenhouse, there are still challenges.  Host insects are an obstacle that we have experienced in our Earthship’s greenhouses.  The plants in the greenhouse are subject to various different host insects that can cause damage or kill plants if the state is serious enough.


By |November 14th, 2012|

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Earthships Invade Canada

With the reelection of Barack Obama, Canadians won’t have to fend off an invasion of disgruntled American liberals any time soon. But the Earthship invasion of our neighbor to the north, it seems, is already in full swing.
This deep-green, low-tech brand of building — which originated in UFO-prone New Mexico — makes extensive use of earth-packed tires as building blocks, along with various other forms of refuse and natural materials. It is the brainchild of architect  Michael Reynolds, who characterizes it as a “radically sustainable” method of home building. The Earthship method incorporates about 45 percent recycled materials, and relies largely on the sun for heat.


By |November 12th, 2012|

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Bernie Sanders loves Earthships


Congratulations on the recent construction of your Earthship in Huntington, Vermont.

In light of growing threats posed by man-made climate change, your decision to create a home that is nearly one hundred percent sustainable is truly admirable. By using natural, everyday materials you are creating a habitat that works in unison with the environment, rather […]

By |November 7th, 2012|

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Earthship Time Lapse Space video

amazing photography and videography by Kurt Schmidt.


Earthships at night. Radically Sustainable Buildings from Earthship Biotecture on Vimeo.
Time lapse imagery by Kurt Schmidt. Earthships are Radically Sustainable Buildings.Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling. Solar & Wind Electricity. Contained Sewage Treatment. Building with Natural & Recycled Materials. Water Harvesting. Food Production.

By |November 5th, 2012|

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