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green buildingsRadically Sustainable Buildings

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

A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army

We recognize the current and pressing nature of the Syrian refugee crisis. The German Prime Minister has stated, “If Germany can’t show a friendly face in an emergency situation, then this is not my country.”

We are proposing/planning a small city prototype that is the campus of an International Earthship Academy that teaches Syrians (alongside […]

By |October 27th, 2015|

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Earthship Build – Salida 2015

Congratulations to all Earthship Academy students for completing their Field Study requirement by participating in the customized Earthship build that took place in Salida, Colorado this summer!  […]

By |September 15th, 2015|

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The Phoenix Earthship

The moment you pull off HWY 64 and into the Greater World Earthship Community, you immediately get a beautiful warm sense of a sustainable environment. This community consists of over 70 Earthships, completely off the grid, modern infrastructure and conventional ‘homes’. As you make your way down Gorge View towards one of the more unique Earthship homes, you will start noticing life everywhere. Birds, butterflies, caterpillars, humming bird moths, imperial moths, grasshoppers, rabbits, lizards, and many more greet you as you pull into the driveway of the structure that will change the way you look at ‘living’.


By |September 15th, 2015|

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Guided Earthship Tours

In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have  2 kinds of guided tours.

Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group for a minimum of $100.

1) The Guided tour through our Earthship Visitor Center includes:
Admittance to the building which is very similar to a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, packaged Earthship.  The floor plan of the building has been altered, and is set up like a gallery.  There is a 15 minute video and a 45 minute slideshow, along with tons of literature, and photos.  There is also a gift shop and various pathways outside for you to walk and see the exteriors of some of the other structures in the immediate area. One of our friendly staff members will be available to guide your group through this facility and answer all of your questions:) […]

By |July 28th, 2015|

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tires considered a green building material?

“The reason tires are not considered a green building material anymore is because the technique originated in a time when there was no way to recycle tires, so they simply went to landfills. Today there are tire recycling programs all over the world. Old tires are made into new tires, and every time a tire is not recycled, it drives up the price of new tires and more raw materials must be extracted.” –Cowichan Valley Clay


“thats funny… sounds like a comment from the right about how wind farms decrease the amount of wind in the atmosphere… […]

By |July 20th, 2015|

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Calgary, Canada Earthship Temperature Report

November 14, 2014:
Someone was asking about our temperatures at the Earthship in Calgary, Canada… We are running at +18 C (64.4 F) when it is -18 C (-1 F) and more with the wind chill.


By |July 20th, 2015|

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Out Of The Blue: Exclusive Behind The Scenes & Earthship Video

Take a look inside Earthship, a sustainable and self-contained green building in Taos, New Mexico and check out exclusive behind the scenes photos of our latest collection, Out Of The Blue.

One of the biggest factors in planning a shoot is finding a location that complements the story and clothing. For the Out of the Blue homepage we knew New Mexico would be the perfect backdrop; from white sands, to endless shades of green fields, red earth and deep blue skies, this state has so much to offer us.


By |July 11th, 2015|

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Te Puke’s earthship build

Te Puke’s Fruit of the Pacific charitable trust is spearheading a two-week project to teach Ni Vanuatu RSE workers how to build an ‘earthship’ when they return home – to use as houses or safety shelters.

Earthships are a self-contained, impact-minimising land-based ‘ship’ – constructed from what others throw away and designed to work in harmony with the environment, say their designers Earthship Biotecture.

Fruit of the Pacific’s Kylie DellaBarca Steel witnessed Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu on March 15-16.


By |June 16th, 2015|

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‘It’s a funky off-grid house:’ Take a tour of Alberta’s first official earthship

LETHBRIDGE COUNTY — In the dead of winter, in the middle of the southern Alberta prairies, the Kinneys’ Christmas dinner included juicy tomatoes freshly picked from the family’s new home.

Producing vegetables even when there’s snow on the ground isn’t the only feature that makes the Kinneys’ abode unusual.

Made of 800 recycled tires and 12,000 cans encased in mortar, the long and skinny bungalow is a radically sustainable building that offers all the comforts of a modern home without any electricity or water bills. […]

By |June 9th, 2015|

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Cash for Trash on National Geographic

In more ways than we know, our lives are built on trash. If you stacked up all the world’s old junkyard tires, they would reach to the moon and back. So what can we do with them all? How about building houses.

 Invented by architect Michael Reynolds of Taos, New Mexico, Earthships are custom-built, off-the-grid houses built from recycled materials, like recycled bottles (pictured), aluminum cans, used tires, pieces of cardboard – even old fridge doors. […]

By |April 28th, 2015|

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