The Earthship in the Dordogne region was built as a “shell and systems” project in one month. Trained builders and Earthship Academy students completed the structural enclosure of the building and installed all the solar power, water harvesting and grey/ black water systems.
A new ‘Earthship’ is coming to France, after the ecological home company of the same name began construction in Biras, in the Dordogne. An ‘Earthship’ (known in French as a ‘géonef’) is a concept created in the 1970s by US hippie and architect Michael Reynolds. It denotes a livable home created from recycled or eco-friendly