In more ways than we know, our lives are built on trash. If you stacked up all the world's old junkyard tires, they would reach to the moon and back. So what can we do with them all? How about building houses.
Invented by architect Michael Reynolds of Taos, New Mexico, Earthships are custom-built, off-the-grid houses built from recycled materials, like recycled bottles (pictured), aluminum cans, used tires,...Read More
"The American Dream Project" travelled around the United States on motorcycles visiting towns and communities in search of places where the American Dream is still alive. In the "Taos: Innovation" episode they visited the Greater World Earthship Community and the Earthship Academy. They spoke with Earthship Founder Michael Reynolds, Academy advisor Tom Duke and a few of the students. They also pitched in and...Read More
Mike Reynolds is featured amongst 50 people who fit the category of "extraordinary."
By: Peter Horsfield
"Sustainable, comfortable and eco-friendly. These are just a few of the words that one can use to describe the architectural wonders called “Earthships” that were designed and constructed by Mike Reynolds, an architect with an environmentalist perspective. Mike’s designs may often be regarded by many...Read More
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After graduating from Miami of Ohio University with a BED degree, Phil met up with Michael Reynolds high in the mountains above Taos and began a career that has lasted 23 years.
Phil is Earthship Biotecture’s top builder and has been responsible for many of the company’s innovations and evolutions throughout the years. He has built in at least 30 different countries and has lectured all over the world....Read More
Photos today mean much more than a thousand words, especially when they capture moments that changed your life! If your experience at the Earthship Academy was one of those moments and you have taken some pictures that you are willing to share with us, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and enter the best Photo contest! The winner will be granted a certificate for one night for 2 people at the Lemuria Earthship!!
With the field study coming up in Salida this summer, many of you have been asking about the next and final step to graduate from the Earthship Academy.
Are you looking for an Earthship Instructor to help point you in the right direction? I'm sure you remember Tom, don't you? Well his email is email@example.com and he is now officially the Independent Study advisor. You can email him about the subjects you have...Read More
Almost every person who experiences the Earthship Academy comes with a dream and leaves with a plan!
Marion Jicoulat is one of them, she is a past Academy Student who came from France to learn about Earthships and incorporate the principles and systems in a wellness center in Peru.
Meet Inti Eco Lodge:
Inti Eco Lodge is the first Lodge using Earthship Biotecture's concepts in Peru and in The...Read More
This beautifully finished global model Earthship called Waybee had its first tire pounded by the Earthship Academy students in March of 2014.
Five Academy sessions were dedicated to finish this building. The students built it themselves with the help of our talented crew. From door to doorknob, they worked at least 5 days a week for four weeks in full dedication to bring it to life.
One of the most amazing...Read More
This picture is an elevation of the building taking place in Salida, Colorado.
It is a customized global model Earthship split into two levels. First one consists of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a large garage and hallway in between. As for the second level, it consists of a kitchen, a great room, a master bedroom and a large patio.
This build is considered as a field study for all of you who have done the...Read More
In an update to a story we first brought you back in November 2012, Dirt Merchant Farms, which sells organic foods like fresh farm eggs, meats and vegetables in Stagecoach, has continued to build what are known as "Earthships" on their property.
An earthship is a self-sustaining building made out of recyclable materials, like tires and glass bottles.
He says they're more durable than traditional homes made out...Read More
Andrew visits a community where recycled materials make a green home.
"The majority of hands on building will occur at the new Picuris Earthship shown in the picture below. This Global design is the highest performing Earthship and utilizes the newest components and techniques. The tires are currently finished and the bond beam is formed. It is ready to be roofed by our students.
The Eve project is set to continue and we are excited to seal up the 30 foot tall greenhouse. This...Read More
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
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
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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