By Captn_Julz • Photos: Guillaume Beaudoin
We’re producing too much trash on a daily basis, and we don’t recycle enough. We’ve already passed that point where waste management has become a problem, and not only for the Thirld World anymore. One man had a vision more than two decades ago with a new way of building houses in a sustainable way, Michael Reynolds' idea has never been as needed...Read More
This is the outcome of Earthship Biotecture's efforts to produce a zero cost - wind resistant home in the philippines. The building was given away to a local man and his son.
In West Philadelphia, organizers use tires and earth to create an ambitious and energy-passive home
At a glance, the open-air lot at the corner of 41st and Lancaster appears to be littered with garbage—tires piled up in the northwest corner, mounds of dirt and cement mixed in with empty bottles and cans. But these familiar objects are not strewn about randomly; they have been...Read More
Four months after filling the pond with water, we have a thriving vegetable and soon, fish producing Aquaponic System in the Towers Earthship at Eathship Biotecture, Taos, NM. For those of you who initially thought that the pond looked like a “kiddy pool” and not really well integrated, take another look. It is beautiful, peaceful and serene, and producing food.
It is a joy to be working with this Aquaponic...Read More
There’s sustainable housing, and then there’s sustainable housing. The Kinney family in Southern Alberta is living the latter, in what can only be described as the MacGyver of net-zero homes.
Last summer more than 30 volunteers from around the world and a hired crew of 13 people from New Mexico helped the Kinneys build what is known as an ‘earthship’. This self-sustaining,...Read More
From the Earthship Towers...
Bring something for lunch to accompany this delicious fresher than fresh aquaponic salad, we will be making for everyone at the office tomorrow.
Here's what will be in it:
Big orange heirloom tomatoes
Juicy perpetual spinach
Pungent Italian parsley
Spicy sweet nasturtium flowers
Dark dinosaur kale
small Red chili peppers
It took five weeks and one volunteer army to rise this radically sustainable Alberta dwelling.
By Duncan Kinney, 30 Jan 2015, TheTyee.ca
When you tell people you're building an Earthship, there are two stock responses. First there are the believers. These are the people who've watched Garbage Warrior, twice. They want to talk design and permits and timelines. They're into it. The other stock response is an...Read More
The purpose of the Los Técnicos Chixot Education Center is to provide Comalapan youth with marketable skills that will enable them to be responsible citizens and entrepreneurs. Educational opportunities for teenagers and young adults in rural Guatemala are severely lacking, and this project will give them the tools they need to be competitive in the job market. The school will offer relevant educational...Read More
Earthship Academy instructor Tom Duke walks you through the Academy classroom at the Greater World Earthship Community and shows you where students have their lecture classes and do their hands-on systems labs. At the end there is a brief peek at the inside of the EVE (Earthship Village Ecologies) project.
El arquitecto estadounidense Michael Reynolds, más conocido como "guerrillero de la basura", aterrizó en Chile en noviembre de 2014 para comenzar la construcción de su segundo proyecto en sudamérica: un nuevo edificio autosustentable para la Escuela de Música de Rapa Nui, fundada por la concertista Mahani Teave y el constructor pascuense Enrique Icka.
La escuela tiene 70 alumnos y 200 en lista de...Read More
Once described as 'idiotic', new eco-friendly, self-sustaining homes are proving its critics wrong.
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".
"I was [called] an idiot for building out of garbage,...Read More
No Malawi, em África, resíduos foram utilizados para construir um centro comunitário sustentável – Centro Comunitário Kapita Earthship, que visa prestar serviços à população local.
O polo de apoio vai contar com estufas para produção de alimentos, sistema de captação de água da chuva e painéis solares para gerar eletricidade.
O Centro Comunitário será construído na região de Mzimba e...Read More
Earthships aren't designed to take families out of this world to explore other galaxies. But they are taking off on this planet and will soon land in Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Solar Village is seeking the greenest of the green to form a community of some of the most sustainable homes in existence, Earthships included. The goal, according to developer Dave Hatch, is for the roughly 65-home community to be...Read More
Posted on November 22, 2014 by steven farr
I’d venture to say that a good 25% of the education that I took away with me from the Academy came directly from the people who work there. Not from what they were teaching us about earthships, but from who they are as people, what they believe in, how they live and why they are passionate about it. That part of the learning was optional and I’m glad I took...Read More
Posted on November 15, 2014 by steven farr
My apologies to those waiting for an update, the last two weeks of the Academy were packed full, and I didn’t have the energy to write, let alone type on the touch screen keyboard of my phone. Also, sometimes a bit of distance gives a better perspective, and I’m 900 miles away from Taos now, back at home.
Beyond the Academy session I just completed, there are...Read More
This week's cover story in the Indy pertains to a new housing development, east of Colorado Springs, which will be modeled after a popular Taos, N.M. tourist stop: the Greater World Earthship Community.
A cluster of Earthships — off-grid, sustainably built habitats that are constructed in harmony with nature — should pop up here as soon as spring, 2015.
You can read the full story in our print edition,...Read More
An earthship is a type of passive solar home made from natural and recycled materials. What’s incredible about them is how luxurious they can be, but how practical and environmentally friendly they are. These are the ideal homes to build if you want to live off the land and off the grid. Here are 7 good reasons to consider calling an earthship home.
1. Earth Ships just kinda kick ass
I mean, just look at it!...Read More
TAOS, N.M. —from http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1012&sid=29474554
If you landed in the desert surrounding this north-central New Mexico town, you might at first think you had landed on another planet.
In a sprawling development a few miles northwest of town, the architecture is so wild and futuristic that it could just as easily be a colonial outpost on the moon.
Yet the homes are largely made of trash, and...Read More
Separating aluminum, paper and plastic trash for recycling is the kind of green most people are familiar with.In the Greater World Earthship Community, everything from the rooftop rainwater catching system to the indoor vegetable garden to the passive solar architecture is of the extreme shade of eco-consciousness.
Raoul the toad hops out of a bedroom and across the flagstone hallway to his home. He lives in a long...Read More
1. Research the construction codes and regulations in your area
It is absolutely CRUCIAL to understand what your team needs. Do they need a toilet on the land itself? A spot for camping and making fires? How many meals a day will you be providing? If you are also facing land limitations, then make sure you have a back-up plan. Being able to go to the bathroom during a long hard day of...Read More
After more than four years of construction, work continues at the Lorraine, NY home of the Cronk family. The house is made primarily of tires, which collecting heat during the day and release it at night.
The house is a kind of Earthship, a green building initiative that reuses discarded materials. About 7,000 glass wine and liquor bottles have also been used decoratively around the home.
The home has a...Read More
Each year, nearly 300 million tires are disposed of in the U.S. alone. The EPA estimates that markets exist for approximately 80 percent of those tires, leaving an estimated 60 million scrap tires to be stockpiled or landfilled.
Luckily, the market for scrap tires continues to increase. Whether used as fuel, ground and recycled into new products, retreaded or used in civil engineering projects, their rate of...Read More
Post by Earthship Biotecture.
Earthy, geeky getaway
So what did you think of "The Interview?" Surely you're not the only person on the planet without an opinion. Oh, did you take advantage of holiday doorbuster deals last month? And do you have Valentine's Day plans yet?
Sorry to get your blood boiling in just a few lines of text, but it's to illustrate a point: The noise is stressing us out! Time to get off the grid.
Here's one of the...Read More
There’s a vacant lot at 675 N. 41st Street in West Philadelphia that’s about to become something Philadelphia has never seen before--an Earthship.
When Thomas L. Miller, the owner of a vacant lot in West Philadelphia, heard a woman on the radio talking about her plan to build an “Earthship” in August of 2013, he was quick to call the radio station and donate his lot to her. The...Read More
Work continued this past week on the Easter Island music school. Tires were pounded for a fourth vault and the vault was installed and plastered. One room is completely finished and the rest are on their way. The Earthship Academy students and local volunteers made it possible to do almost twice as much work on the building as originally planned.
Students took their final exam in the classroom which they...Read More
The Earthship Academy Global Session on Easter Island is in its second to last week. Our students are from 15 different countries and also include local residents and Rapa Nui people who are going to continue the construction after the Academy leaves. We have already accomplished more that planned in terms of structure. Four of the eight vaults of the Earthship Flower are up on the tire work and the classrooms...Read More
Earthship workshops - January 2015 in South Australia
workshops Monday 5 January - Saturday 24 January 2015
This may be the final Earthship Ironbank Workshop! The focus will be; rendering with lime and earth plasters, floor construction (earth and polished concrete), and there are a few more tyres to pound on the tyre tank.
There will be three workshops starting on Mondays and finishing on Saturdays (no work on...Read More
And Earthship Australia is live on the youtube!
First up - Martin Freney talkin plans, permits and how to go about getting your Earthship project off the ground!
More talks to come so bookmark that channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya35qhevdxo
September 12th-14th, 2014. Regenerative Lifestyles in collaboration with Earthship Biotecture will be having a weekend retreat and tour at the Greater World Community. Regenerative Lifestyles is a company co-founded by Mike Wird one of Earthship Biotecture's first academy graduates. Along with the retreat and tour there will also be a night of music at Taos Mesa Brewing with Denver Hiphop group The Soul Pros and...Read More
This is Florian from Earthship Seattle. I’m very excited to announce the first actual build to happen in Seattle!
We are inviting the community for a series of workshops where you will get to practice Earthship construction, led by a group of Earthship Academy students.
The land owner, Roxanne, is very much aligned with Earthship Seattle’s vision of raising awareness about Earthships and tackling the...Read More
Recap video of the Windship construction in the Philippines to function as a typhoon resistant structure as well as a school building for the local community. Includes interviews with the Earthship crew, volunteers, locals and partnering organizations, Earth Village Project and One Block for Batug.
Since this build last February, there has been much interest...Read More
Earthship Australia invites you to a hands-on and informative weekend of workshops and seminars on sustainable design principles.
By the end of the weekend you will be equipped with practical experience, and a broad understanding of the challenges and processes for building and renovating alternative natural building designs in South-East Australia.
Hear from natural building experts, architects, planners,...Read More
Phil Moore | Monday, 15th October 2012 | from permaculture.co.uk
Belize's first Earthship lies within sight of the Maya ruins of Lubaantun in the south of the country, creating a wonderful juxtaposition between ruined civilization and new ecological design
Renegade architect Mike Reynolds and his crew began construction in March 2012. Commissioned by an ex-pat British family, the building is...Read More
for Global Mobile Earthships
By Lethbridge Herald on July 23, 2014.
It’s an 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home with an unusual floor plan and a sweeping south-facing view toward the Little Bow River out of large glass windows.
Its final cost, estimated at between $350,000 and $400,000, would be comparable to a similar-sized unit in an average Canadian urban community.
From August 18th to September 12th (4 weeks)
Be part of a hands-on community workshop In Portugal where an old stone building (ruin) will be turned into a new, fully self-sustainable building.
This will be a great educational opportunity especially for those who seek to learn how to transform & re-design (Retrofit!) any existing building into a fully self-sustainable building.
By learning how to apply the six...Read More
Earthship Biotecture will be featured on the upcoming North Central New Mexico episode of "New Mexico True Television" this Sunday at 8:30am on KOB-TV Channel 4.
Great new article and interview with Michael Reynolds in the Argentina magazine Rumbos. En Español.