“The American Dream Project” travelled around the United States on motorcycles visiting towns and communities in search of places where the American Dream is still alive. In the “Taos: Innovation” episode they visited the Greater World Earthship Community and the Earthship Academy. They spoke with Earthship Founder Michael Reynolds, Academy advisor Tom Duke and a few of the students. They also pitched in and helped build a bottle wall at the EVE: Earthship Village Ecologies Project.
Mike Reynolds is featured amongst 50 people who fit the category of “extraordinary.”
By: Peter Horsfield
“Sustainable, comfortable and eco-friendly. These are just a few of the words that one can use to describe the architectural wonders called “Earthships” that were designed and constructed by Mike Reynolds, an architect with an environmentalist perspective. Mike’s designs may often be regarded by many as ‘unusual’ and sometimes even ‘impractical’, but one cannot but help admit that Mike’s radical architectural designs are indeed fascinating and amazing.”
“The majority of hands on building will occur at the new Picuris Earthship shown in the picture below. This Global design is the highest performing Earthship and utilizes the newest components and techniques. The tires are currently finished and the bond beam is formed. It is ready to be roofed by our students.
The Eve project is set to continue and we are excited to seal up the 30 foot tall greenhouse. This house will provide future student housing and is pushing the limits of what can be done. The EVE project is part of our designated two acres of experimental architecture. The state of New Mexico has allowed us the freedom to try new techniques without the limits of standard construction. READ MORE »
By Captn_Julz • Photos: Guillaume Beaudoin
We’re producing too much trash on a daily basis, and we don’t recycle enough. We’ve already passed that point where waste management has become a problem, and not only for the Thirld World anymore. One man had a vision more than two decades ago with a new way of building houses in a sustainable way, Michael Reynolds’ idea has never been as needed and Earthships are getting build in many parts of the world. READ MORE »
Earthship Biotecture will be host a benefit seminar Sunday (Aug. 18) for those interested in learning more about building while aiding a good cause.
The Earthship workshop is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Taos Mesa Brewery.
The event will comprise of an all-day seminar with Mike Reynolds, Phil Basehart and the Earthship staff and crew. This will be followed by live music at 7 p.m. and other activities such as a raffle and family events. READ MORE »
We got a chance to give the new Earthship Education Facility a little trial run this morning as part of a 3 hour scheduled tour for Vista Grande High School, a local Taos charter school.
I set up a temporary screen (read white sheet) in what will be the screening room of the new Earthship Education Facility and showed some slides. Sean and Hillary took the 60 kids through the vintange Visitor Center, around the EVE project, through the Studio rental, a one bedroom Global Earthship, the Corner Cottage Earthship, the Euro Earthship and the Phoenix.
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by Kirsten Jacobsen
Work resumed in earnest today on the EVE Project following Michael Reynolds’ return from the Earthship Project in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Michael lined up Earthship foreman Phil Basehart on the next steps for the second tower. This structure will be three stories tall.
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Earthships can be fully above ground, wrapped with straw bales or 4″ rigid insulation (depends on climate) and finished with conventional facing. If the climate is temperate then the configuration of the layout of the rooms in an earthship can be altered.
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“THE DANGERS OF ALLOWING THE PURSUIT OF SOMEWHAT IMPERFECT SUSTAINABLE CARBON ZERO HOUSING AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN CERTAIN ‘POCKETS OF FREEDOM’ THROUGHOUT THE LANDS ARE NOT NEARLY AS GREAT AS THE DANGER OF NOT PURSUING IT AT ALL.”
– Michael Reynolds
by Jonah Reynolds | firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you adapt a design to suit the location or suburb or is it purely for new open parcels of stand alone land?
We have been doing this for over 40 years and have experienced most every situation when the goal is providing shelter that is absolutely sustainable. We have learned a lot from the world, from nature and from humanity and its methods of business. Therefore we have created standard designs over the decades and now offer the Global Model Earthship. This model is a standard design, all figured out and is the result of over 40 years of research and development. This model will work in any climate on the planet. That is something we must offer, as a business and as part of our research.
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