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Taos, United States – It’s a green architectural movement that took root in the desert of New Mexico some 40 years ago. That’s when Michael Reynolds, 69, began experimenting with building homes out of garbage and natural materials that he called “Earthships”.

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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Holiday Special at the Earthship Store!

The holidays are quickly approaching and if you are left wondering what to give this year that’s more meaningful than another sweater or fruitcake, consider giving the gift of Earthships!  What better way to show that you care, than with a gift that gives back?
Earthship Biotecture wishes you a happy holiday season with discounts throughout our […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|

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Earthship Academy 2016

In 2016, the Earthship Academy enters it’s fifth full year of existence. To date over 600 students from all over the world have attended the program here in Taos, New Mexico and our Global Sessions.
During the 2015 sessions Academy students completed a Global Model Earthship (the latest Earthship design) at the Greater World Earthship Community, started 3 new Earthship buildings, worked on the Earthship Village Ecologies project which is now housing its first residents and continued work on a residence for a local family who lost their house in Hurricane Katrina. During our Global Session in Patagonia students and instructors built the main structure of an Earthship travelers’ hostel. […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|

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JANUARY page of a new Earthship calendar

It is a protoype for a whole calendar for 2016

please contact andressa@earthship.com for a free printable 11×17 file of this month

we suggest you print on photo paper glossy at 11×17
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By |December 22nd, 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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Michael Reynolds on the Weather Channel

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

By |December 10th, 2015|

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