North East USA

Work continues at Cronk tire house

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.

Philadelphia Earthship Workshops

The First-Ever Urban Earthship Is Being Built In West Philly

There’s a vacant lot at 675 N. 41st Street in West Philadelphia that’s about to become something Philadelphia has never seen before–an Earthship.

Earthship PhiladelpiaWhen Thomas L. Miller, the owner of a vacant lot in West Philadelphia, heard a woman on the radio talking about her plan to build an “Earthship” in August of 2013, he was quick to call the radio station and donate his lot to her. The woman was Rashida Ali-Campbell, founder of Yeadon-based nonprofit LoveLovingLove, Inc. Read More

Philadelphia Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold. May 2013

A Bicentennial Town Square Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold
Beyond Conventional Dwellings: What Sustainable Options Exist for Challenged Communities?

May 23, 2013
5:30 Reception
6:30-8:00 Program
Event Price: Free
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Formally: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
215 299.1000

 

Topic: How are Earthships Relevant to Philadelphia?

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Garbage Warrior Viewing and Discussion featuring Jonah Reynolds

Garbage Warrior Screening in Philadelphia followed by discussion with Jonah Reynolds.

May 24, 7pm-10pm [$10]
Discounted and side street parking available.

Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia – http://www.phillyethics.org/
1906 Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-3456
email: office@phillyethics.org

Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

Jonah Reynolds
Mike’s son and pioneering member of the Taos Earthship Community – has been building earthships since the age of twelve – started the production of bio diesel within the community from waste cooking oil. Many local companies now run their vehicles on the fuel. Jonah has worked on many global projects including the tsunami project.

see also: How are Earthship Relevant to Philadelphia? by Jonah Reynolds

How are Earthships Relevant to Philadelphia?

Earthship Philadelphiahttp://earthship.com/pennsylvania

Earthships are one of the key factors to help Philadelphia become the leading city in the world for sustainable living. An example for the world to follow.

Earthships represent total independence from anything. From electrical grids going down, from water not working, from giant storms, from freezing weather. Earthships will withstand any natural disaster when conventional architecture and infrastructure is destroyed. The people will still have power, water, sewage and warmth when giant storms hit.

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Prelude to an Earthship. Philadelphia Tire Pounding Workshop

bonzai tire work

How would you like to live in a house with no electric bills, no air conditioning, no heating units and still be perfectly comfortable in the coldest winter or the hottest summer? If you answered yes then the house you want to live in is an Earthship (http://www.earthship.com/). Earthships are radically sustainable buildings made with recycled materials.

On February 9, 2013, Bonzai Homesteads in collaboration with Village of Arts & Humanities (http://www.villagearts.org/) and PhillyEarth (http://phillyearth.org) will be presenting a workshop to teach you the very basics of building your own. What we’re going to show you is innovative, and certainly is different… It takes a problem and makes it an asset.

All details and sign up info at the Facebook event:
facebook.com/event/130013250498672

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Bernie Sanders loves Earthships

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Vermont Earthship Apprentice Learning Opportunity

October 22-November 2, 2012.

Earthship Biotecture is looking for apprentices to join a small Earthship Crew to help finish a two-bedroom, two-bathroom new Vaulted Global Model Earthship in Vermont October 20 through November 2.

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

Apprentices work on a voluntary basis and are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.  Camping will be available on site.

We will accept 10 apprentices on a first come, first served basis.

 The minimum time commitment is one week.

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Ithaca New York Build – Week 3, Day 13

This is the 3rd and final week with the Earthship Biotecture crew from New Mexico and all of the wonderful apprentices.  I’m pretty sad that it will be over in a week… the camaraderie, teamwork, fun times, and the speed of our house being worked on!  I’ll try to enjoy and take in every moment this week!

 

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