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Blogs » 10 Reasons Why We Need An EarthShip Home I have never heard of “Earthship” when looking at green homes before, I am so glad I stumbled upon this article as It has really made me think about my own set up and maybe even changed my mind and build one for my family. Basicly an Earthship is a very green, sustainable home. “Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. The Most Versatile and Economical sustainable green building design in the world” The great thing about these designs is Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas.

New Code Approved Earth Ship Alternative Taking Shape New Earth Homes is a code approved alternative to an Earth Ship. Andy Hickman has been developing this project for the last 5 years and is close to finishing. "For people interested in living off the grid, the main key components for this home, an earth home is taking full advantage of what comes to us naturally in terms of the sun the wind for energy, the rain for your water, and taking advantage of thermal mass as natural insulation. What we're trying to do here is to create a model that is less radical and more socially acceptable. We're taking the fight out of pulling a permit in order to build off grid homes, and here we are five years later." Andy Hickman

Earthship South and East view of an Earthship passive solar home Earthship typical floorplan Earthships are primarily designed to work as autonomous buildings using thermal mass construction and natural cross ventilation assisted by thermal draught (Stack effect) to regulate indoor temperature. Earthships are generally off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. Great earth house designd by Vetsch architektur Advertisement This is a great earth house designed by Vetsch architektur in a very special way as you can see from the picture. Lättenstrasse house is located in Dietikon, Switzerland and it has an amazing architecture. Here is the description of the architect:

11 reasons why Earthships are the future - I Heart Intelligence Earthships are the 21st century’s 100% sustainable homes that offer comforts like no other green building style you have ever seen! They are the modern way of living cheap and in harmony with nature. Here are 11 reasons why Earthships are so amazing: Earthship Africa Community Center The Malawi flower has happened. Three rooms, two toilets, and a shower are built. We want to thank the local people of Kapita who made all of us feel at home while we worked with them. We want to thank the student soldiers who helped to both finance and build this project. Earthship the Best Sustainable House Design Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. The Most Versatile and Economical sustainable green building design in the world. Earthship Biotecture video A earthship house is made up of rammed earth and tires.

Decentralized Frontier Most people come to understand the process of decentralization from the internet — the powerful network that connects more than 2 billion people worldwide. I grew up with the internet, but for me, it wasn’t until I lived in an Earthship that I came to understand and appreciate how significant decentralization was, and see how it was going to change the world. I discovered Earthships, the radically sustainable, autonomous buildings, completely by accident. In 2008, I was browsing documentaries at a local record store, and randomly stumbled onto Garbage Warrior.

Photo Gallery Pat's First Cob (1998) This was Patrick's first cob project on his own after taking a one week workshop with Cob Cottage Company (CCC) in 1997. He built the foundation and then used beach logs for the frame. CCC then taught a 2 week course, after which Patrick finished the walls and roof. A Look at the Models of Earthships A Look at the Models of Earthships Earthship designs are constantly evolving because they are decentralized and many are built each year. This allows for constant evolution. We have many models in our history which all played their part in our on going evolution. We have presented here our favorite models which have very pragmatic reasons for being favorites.

ANACONDA PROD Right in the middle of ”The green house of the future” how to do it DVD postproduction ! 590 gigs of wood, nails, tires, interaction with naturals phenomenon and hope for the future through autonomous production of local and healthy food for everyone ! Short Film in both French & English about the last Northeast Permaculture Convergence that has been held, 2013 July 5-7, in Frelighsburg, QC, Canada Court film sur la convergence de la permaculture qui s’est tenue à Frelighsburg, au Québec, Canada du 5 au 7 juillet 2013. With :

Water Water Water is precious, treat it as such. We live in a time when many parts of our planet are experiencing water shortages. Could an Earthship Biotecture Save The World? Imagine a home that’s made out of recycled tires filled with dirt, bottles and cans. Now, imagine that home acting as a living organism that produces its own electricity through solar and wind energy, a home completely off the grid. This house would also heat and cool through a passive use of the sun and earth. But, don’t stop there.

Self-sufficient couple builds their own floating off-grid island (Video) From no-waste, no-impact, buy-nothing, no-money to living tiny, there are a multitude of saner and more courageous alternatives to the unthinking, zombie wastefulness of mainstream living. For Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King, living self-sufficiently meant building their own floating island near Tofino, British Columbia, consisting of twelve interconnected platforms that support their home, greenhouse, lighthouse and a dance studio. Wayne, a sculptor, and Catherine, a retired ballerina and carver, began building this extraordinary home back in 1992.

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