“. . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
Just another day at the office!
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! […]
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’.
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:) […]
“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 […]