Throughout the last fifty years, Earthship Biotecture has been working toward developing a fully sustainable prototype home that has a zero carbon footprint on the planet. We arrived at this in the early 2000’s and are still perfecting and refining it. We have a building prototype that harvests its own electricity and water; contains […]
In this short clip Michael Reynolds talks about the Flint, MI water crisis. He points out that in New Mexico, where we only get 8″ of annual precipitation, we are able to build buildings that harvest, filter and use their own water four times. Flint gets 40″ of annual precipitation and it should be […]
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 Hybrid Earthship was built in 2004 and was a predecessor to the Global Model Earthship. The design combined the simplicity and performance of the Packaged Earthship with the artistry and curves of the Modular Earthship. The Hyrbid was the first Earthship to incorporate the double greenhouse in the design and a marked increase […]
Is the world ready for Earthships?
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 […]
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