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“. . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building.”

Michael Reynolds addresses the Flint, MI water crisis

In this short clip Michael Reynolds talks about the Flint, MI water crisis.  He points out that in New Mexico, where we only get 8″ of annual precipitation, we are able to build buildings that harvest, filter and use their own water four times.  Flint gets 40″ of annual precipitation and it should be […]

By |January 23rd, 2016|

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TBT: Hut-Inspired Modular Earthship

The Hut-Inspired Modular Earthship was built in 2005 and was designed for clients who stayed in the Hut Earthship when it was a nightly rental and loved the building so much that they wanted to build one like it.  The floor plan of the Hut consisted of two round tire rooms connected with a […]

By |January 14th, 2016|

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TBT: The Corner Cottage

The Corner Cottage was built in 2007 and was the first Earthship to feature a second greenhouse along the entire front face.  The floor plan of the Corner Cottage was similar to a two bedroom Packaged Earthship but with the continuous angled front face and gray water planters added in front.  Corner Cottage was […]

By |December 30th, 2015|

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TBT: The Hut Earthship

The Hut Earthship was built in 1999 and incorporated techniques developed while doing a disaster relief demo in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch.  The floor plan of the Hut consisted of two round tire rooms connected with a angled greenhouse containing the kitchen, bathroom and grey water planter.  A Systems Package was built on the […]

By |December 24th, 2015|

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“Live Simple Survival so that others may simply live.”

The Simple Survival Earthship design evolved from years of research and development both at the Greater World Community and on projects around the world.
Based on the classic “U” Earthship module, the Simple Survival features a vaulted roof similar to the Hut Earthship design and a double greenhouse and cooling tubes like the Global Model.  The Simple Survival is designed to provide comfortable temperatures in any climate without back-up heating or cooling.
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By |December 22nd, 2015|

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Gingerbread Earthship By Eric Ficinus

Wondering what type of Gingerbread to make this Christmas? Check out Eric’s Earthship he built as part of his Independent study on the road to graduation from the Earthship Academy:

For more infos please email Eric at earthshipmodelkit@gmail.com or view his progress on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EarthshipModelKit/?pnref=story

By |December 13th, 2015|

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TBT: The Nautilus Earthship

The Nautilus Earthship was a custom Earthship based with a floor plan based on the Fibonacci series. It was built in 1996 on a lava rock site with full-height tire walls that spiraled up from the ground and were topped with vigas. The outside of the un-bermed thermal mass tire walls were […]

By |December 10th, 2015|

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BLUE OYSTER MUSHROOM SOUP AT EARTHSHIP HQ, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, USA.

by Michelle Locher, Earthship Plant Specialist

The huge beautiful Blue Oyster Mushrooms growing on the elm stumps, in the grey water planters downstairs at the Hive, were made into a delicious Thai soup, for the Earthship staff, on this cold wintry day.

Besides the huge picture-perfect Blue Oyster Mushrooms, our Thai soup also contained Thai basil, […]

By |December 10th, 2015|

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Michael Reynolds on the Weather Channel

http://www.wunderground.com/wutv?video=2103984

By |December 10th, 2015|

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Sunset at the Earthship Biotecture HQ in Taos, NM

 

Just another day at the office!

By |December 9th, 2015|

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