earthship principles

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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Engineering for change: Earthship Biotecture’s Six Best Practices for Sustainable Architecture

Referring to the Earthship Design Principles, these six points guide all design and retrofit that make the Earthship the most integrated and autonomous example of sustainable design available.

Read the article below published by Engineering for Change and written by Charles Newman, architect and Earthship Academy student.

 

http://www.engineeringforchange.org/earthship-biotectures-six-best-practices-for-sustainable-architecture/

By |December 18th, 2015|

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Earthship Academy 2016 update

We’ve added a few new classes to the curriculum this year including Earthship Operations which walks the students through all the major steps of building a Global Model Earthship.  Introduction to Earthship Building Techniques gives students an overview of the basic tools and methods for pounding tires, laying can and bottle walls and plastering, […]

By |December 17th, 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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