Michael Reynolds

About Michael Reynolds

Earthship Biotect

Course 6

Inspiration

Inspiration grows best from a stress free environment.
This is facilitated by fluid thinking.
This is one of the many reasons why fluid thinking is important.
It sets the stage for inspiration.
Sometimes inspiration actually overpowers and disintegrates stress in other entities  but it has to be ignited by someone/something.
Inspiration is like the sun…   it shines on everyone and everything – no discrimination happens with inspiration.
The inspired creature has no boundaries.
The inspired creature infects like a virus.
Perhaps virus is inspired and indiscriminate itself – that is why it is so powerful.
We can learn a lot from some of our most powerful adversaries.
They share without knowing. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 7

THE LAW, THE TRUTH,  and…  THE WAY

If enough people around you say  “don’t do that”…
in the immediate world around you…
then…  you don’t do that.
that is the meaning of…
the “law”.

If enough people around you say  “do… do that”
in your immediate surroundings…
then…  you can do what you dream
that is the meaning of
the “truth”

If enough people around […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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New 2-U Survival Pod being built @ HQ

Welcome Earthship Academy!  Session II 2013 has begun and will be here for another 5 weeks.

New 2-U Survival Pod being built @ HQ

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By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 8

FLOWERS

The flower opens up in the sunlight.
It closes in the darkness.
The flower is responsive to phenomena around it.

Humans are similar to the flower…
they open up to the light and close up to darkness.
They too are responsive to the phenomena around them.

Humans have something more than flowers.
Due to consciousness, soul, and spirit…
humans have access to inner light.
This is much the same as sunlight but it comes from within.
Humans are not dependent on the sun for opening and closing. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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Course 9

BIRDS

A flock of birds all leave the ground at the same time
and rise up into the air.

They dart one way and then the other…
all in unison as if controlled by one brain.

This has to require a full awareness of the whole flock
by each individual bird.

No one bird can be self absorbed so much that it
ruins the single fluid motion of the entire flock. […]

By |June 13th, 2013|

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2U Simple Survival Academy Update

Vaults being put on 2-U Simple Survival model w/ Session 2 Academy students.

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By |June 13th, 2013|

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Earthship Biotecture Sanctioned Events

Steps/requirements for becoming an Earthship Agent and/or hosting an Earthship sanctioned event or build.

1. Graduate from the Earthship Academy.
graduation requirements and info may be found here: http://earthship.com/school

2.  Propose your event or build to Earthship Biotecture.

3.  Negotiate a percentage of revenue to be shared with Earthship Biotecture.
(this is largely to compensate EB for time spent to digest information on the event and post on the EB website as we are getting a large number of these requests)

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By |March 8th, 2013|

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Simple Survival Concept and Rationale

A few years back we all drove big cars.  Those were the days of the big Lincolns and Chryslers, and Cadillacs.  Even the Chevys and the Fords were big.  They were made with thick metal and they were heavy and big.   When the energy crunches began, and fuel prices started to rise a few brave companies put out compact cars.  They were ridiculed at first.  They were called “toys” and “unsafe”.  The first models of compact cars were loosing issues in terms of profits but they illustrated that you can still get there in a smaller car… and get there a lot cheaper.  The fuel prices never stopped going up.  Sure they would take a dive here and there but the over all graph on fuel prices was up.  So it is now with housing. Housing has been big and inefficient for a long time.  Energy shortages and dwindling natural resources are making us look at smaller, more planet dynamic housing.  The Earthship Simple Survival Concept is our answer to this issue.

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By |February 14th, 2013|

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Father Earth

Still ‘crazy’ after all these years. In 1993 Michael Reynolds was way ahead of his time. Today, in 2012 Michael Reynolds is still WAY ahead of his time… The following article was published on January 10, 1993 in the New York Times Styles Section as America grapples with ecology and economy.

By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN
About 15 miles west of Taos, a road with no name tapers off into the flat tableland beneath the Tres Orejas, three small volcanic peaks. Soon the road disappears entirely. All that remains is a thick carpet of snow and a set of coyote tracks pitching toward infinity.
But if you can envision an Alternative Republic here, you don’t need a road. Thus, a frigid winter morning recently found Michael Reynolds, a one-man Monkey Wrench gang of architecture, barreling through the snowdrifts, his Dodge pickup swerving every which way, destined for an unsightly pile of tires and dirt, his new Atlantis: downtown Star.

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By |December 3rd, 2012|

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Outlaw: Michael Reynolds

by Tyler Allen (from Outlaw magazine)
Twenty-five years ago. Michael Reynolds assembled progressive architectural prototypes into one seminal idea: Earthships.
Integrating solar, wind, thermal mass, rainwater harvest, gray wa- ter recycling and indoor food production, the Taos, New Mexico – based architect builds homes from re-purposed garbage. The exterior shell and interior walls are made from used tires pounded full of dirt, glass bottles and cans, stacked and mortared together with mud.

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By |December 3rd, 2012|

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