A cluster of Earthships — off-grid, sustainably built habitats that are constructed in harmony with nature — should pop up here as soon as spring, 2015.
You can read the full story in our print edition, but should you desire to take an interior tour of some Earthships, watch this slideshow of images taken by Kirsten Jacobsen of Earthship Biotecture, compiled by Indy online content coordinator Craig Lemley.
After more than four years of construction, work continues at the Lorraine, NY home of the Cronk family. The house is made primarily of tires, which collecting heat during the day and release it at night.
The house is a kind of Earthship, a green building initiative that reuses discarded materials. About 7,000 glass wine and liquor bottles have also been used decoratively around the home.
The home has a deadline to be finished by Halloween 2015.
Recap video of the Windship construction in the Philippines to function as a typhoon resistant structure as well as a school building for the local community. Includes interviews with the Earthship crew, volunteers, locals and partnering organizations, Earth Village Project and One Block for Batug.
Since this build last February, there has been much interest from government officials and the Department of Education to replicate the Windship design throughout the region. Read More
A time lapse film clip capturing a two week workshop of an Earthship build in Northern Rivers, Australia. 2013.
Thanks to all those involved.
Workshop run by Terraeden Biotecture.
Music: Led Zeppelin “Achilles Last Stand”
Edited by: Lucy Scott
Earthships and Michael Reynolds are featured in a new documentary “Fall and Winter: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century”. The film has been featured at SXSW and San Francisco Hot Docs as well as numerous other festivals. Director Matt Anderson will be holding a private screening of the movie in Taos today for Michael and the Earthship Academy students. Trailer may be seen here: www.fallwintermovie.com Read More
After a long wait, Earthships are coming to Darwin in the form of two evening presentations coming this week at CDU. Wednesday night will see a general presentation of Biotecture’s aims, principles and applications, looking at recent projects participated by Earthship Australia representative Rachel Goldlust. Thursday night will see the Darwin premier of ‘Australia’s First Earthship’ a documentary by Jennifer Brownson looking at the community surrounding the first Earthship project completed in Australia in 2013. Come along of you’ve been interested in Earthships and want to find ways of getting involved or justget inspired for a new way of living!
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.
“Earthship Biotecture”: Renegade New Mexico Architect’s Radical Approach to Sustainable Living
New Mexico residents are trying to a break free from Los Alamos’ nuclear legacy by creating more environmentally sound ways of living. At the forefront of this struggle is renegade architect Michael Reynolds, creator of radically sustainable living options through a process called “Earthship Biotecture.” Reynolds’ solar homes are created from natural and recycled materials, including aluminum cans, plastic bottles and used tires. These off-the-grid homes minimize their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels by harnessing their energy from the sun and wind turbines. In Taos, New Mexico, Reynolds gives us a tour of one of the sustainable-living homes he created.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to run into Michael Reynolds, the Garbage Warrior, this is an excellent introduction. We wanted to interview Michael as he really is, a visionary looking toward an uncertain future but tuning into what we need to do in the present moment.