eBooks

 

Earthship Engineer ReportEngineer's Report: Seismic Performance Evaluation
and Tire Construction Analysis

Description: This engineering analysis is a compilation of studies and calculations conducted between 1990 and 1993 by Thomas E. Griepentrog, P.E. of Buckhorn Geotech, Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Montrose, Colorado and Kenneth D. DeLapp of DeLapp Engineering in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This report is a thorough analysis of all structural aspects of the Earthrammed Tire Walls of the Earthship design by Architect Michael Reynolds.

 

This book also includes relevant parts (specific to Earthships) of a F.E.M.A. (Federal Emergency Management Agency) evaluation that researches many types of alternative building.
eBook Price: $33.99

 

Earthship Wizardsearthship WIZARDS: Part 1

Description: "A Coming of Wizards" is about finding and moving toward our potential. And it is the thinking from which the whole earthship concept has evolved. Based on Michael Reynolds' experience with four wizards part one calls forth an appropriate state of mind from which to perceive the "Wizard Information." In part two and three Reynolds moves beyond the human condition toward reaching our potential.

The Ebook version of this text has been broken up into three parts and for the first time we are able to offer 19 full color illustrations (illustrated by Michael Reynolds) included in part 1 of "A Coming of Wizards".
eBook Price: $4.99

 

 

Earthship Global Volume Operation 1Earthship Global Model Operation One:
Tire Work  - Earthship Global Volume
How to Build Your Own

This booklet is the first in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers building the thermal mass walls out of tires, the thermal wrap, vent tubes, cistern installation and front stem walls. Photographs, diagrams and thorough explanations of procedures will guide you through the tire work phase of the building.

With over 40 years of experience, Michael Reynolds has developed a ‘living' home that heats and cools itself passively, harvests/treats/ and reuses its water four times, collects its own electricity, and grows its own food. The Global Model, which incorporates the double greenhouse, is the culmination of years of experimenting and building with recycled materials. These booklets have been put together with input from the Earthship crew, who have built hundreds of these homes around the world.

eBook Price: $5.99

 

 

earthship ebookEarthship Global Model Operation Two:
Concrete Work  - Earthship Global Volume
How to Build Your Own

Michael Reynolds, founder of Earthship Biotecture introduces the second in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship.  This installment details the steel-reinforced structural concrete portion of the construction process including step-by-step instructions on how to form the footings, buttresses and bond-beam.  This booklet builds off of the steps covered in Operation I: Tire Work, currently available in eBook format.  

The Global Model Earthship consolidates over forty years of experience building sustainable homes into the most efficient ‘living’ building yet, a building that collects its own electricity, treats its own water, uses no fossil fuels to maintain a comfortable temperature year round, and grows its own food.  This is the future.

eBook Price: $5.99

 

Spanish Volume 1

La Navatierra Como Construir la Suya

vol1 spanish ebook coverEste libro ofrece a los lectores la filosofía básica detrás del diseño de los earthships, y cómo estos edificios interactúan con la tierra para crear los sistemas que la caracterizan.  Por otra parte “Earthship Volumen Uno” ofrece a los lectores  instrucciones sobre cómo elegir el emplazamiento de su futura Earthship y también la forma de reproducir muchos de los métodos de construcción básicos que se utilizan para construir uno de estos edificios.
Este libro es un punto de inicio si usted está interesado en la construcción de su propio earthship, o si simplemente quiere aprender más acerca de esta innovadora forma de vivir.
 
Acerca de las Navestierra (Earthships)

Michael Reynolds, el propietario y fundador de Earthship Biotecture, con sede en Taos, Nuevo México, EE.UU. ha pasado los últimos 40 años experimentando y perfeccionando un modelo de casa autosuficiente, totalmente independiente de las redes de servicios, denominado “Earthship” (Navetierra)

Earthships son un tipo de edificación autosuficiente que se mantiene al margen de las redes de suministros energéticos y que se considera como un edificio “viviente”, ya que interactúa con los recursos naturales de la tierra para proporcionar un refugio confortable que regula de forma pasiva su temperatura interior (sin necesidad de utilizar ningún combustible fósil), capta su propio suministro de agua y al mismo tiempo reutiliza cada gota recolectada cuatro veces, hace un tratamiento de sus propias aguas residuales y permite el cultivo y crecimiento de comida en su interior.
eBook Price: $11.99

 

Coming Soon

Operation II (Concrete Work) 
Wizards Part 2 of 3
Operation III

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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