The most economical & versatile Earthship in terms of construction and building.
Pre-designed drawings and partially prefabricated construction packages available.
The "Off-the-rack" aspect makes this a very "user friendly" approach for the owner/builder.
This unit can be the easiest first step into the Earthship method of living.
Sizes begin at a 607 square foot "Nest" studio and go up to a 3 bed, 2 bath Earthship and larger.
|• It can be adapted to any climate
• It comes in any size
• It comes as a split level for stepping up a hill
• North/south dimensions cannot change but east/west can be as long as you like
• It comes with an open end to the east or the west
• It comes with a garage entering in to the east or west
• Construction drawings aimed at the owner/builder and suitable for obtaining a building permit start at $5,500
Comfortable inside, with no fossil fuels - in any Climate
Step 1 You need land
Step 2 Buy construction drawings and consultation time
Step 3 Retain Earthship Biotecture to build your Earthship
Earthships generally cost about the same as conventional buildings cost in your area. The main difference is that Earthship come with all of their own systems. Conventional buildings do not and must be "plugged in".
One of the most recently built Packaged Earthships reports a maximum low temperature of 64 degrees (for a brief time) early in the morning before sunrise after two cloudy days and a minus seventeen degree winter night. This is with no back up heating system what-so-ever. Newer models will expect 68 degrees to be the maximum low in similar conditions. This design has been built in hot wet climates and cold wet climates and has the potential of being slightly “tuned” to deal with a variety of extremes while not changing the basic building.
Packaged Earthship Rentals:
The design of all automobiles is basically the same - a gasoline engine that propels a cabin for people to travel in. This design can be executed in a variety of ways; some resulting in very economical cars and some resulting in luxurious automobiles. The Packaged Earthship is very similar. The basic design is proven to perform and can be executed in a bare bones economical way or in a luxurious custom dream home application. The bottom line is that both the bare bones and the luxury approach can be assured of performing as per the proven basic design.
History of the Packaged Earthship
These books are recommended reading for anyone about to embark on the journey of obtaining their own sustainable Earthship. The Packaged Earthship is sized, detailed and arranged for optimum performance of the independent power, water, sewage and comfort control systems. In addition, the factors of cost and user friendly construction and detailing were also considerations in determining the design of this unit.