The Phoenix is a fantastical castle complete with turrets and towers, rising above the sage-covered desert landscape. Full of whimsy, warmth, color and texture, this earthship shows that sustainability can co-exist with luxury and comfort. The house itself is a work of art with its custom tin light fixtures, stained glass windows, and light-filled
Sitting shotgun in my friend’s truck as we barreled down the highway, the first sign welcoming us to the Land of Enchantment crested the horizon. It’s a bold slogan for a state, but if one thing’s for sure, New Mexico is certainly aware of its own allure. We road tripped from Denver to Salt
Rough Layout of building Leveling of building pad. Delivery of initial materials. dirt gravel sand/gravel mix cisterns cooling tubes cement concrete sand water cardboard plastic tires hand tools electricity site level
EVE is a planned high-density community where 25 people will live, work and grow their own food. Beyond Earthship solutions to power, water, sewage, and comfort, the EVE project addresses economics. This project is located on the world’s first Sustainable Development Testing Site. Michael Reynolds’ fight to get the law for this site passed
The new ENCOUNTER model Earthship is continuing to evolve and we will be building its latest version in Taos, New Mexico this spring/summer. It is meant to function as well as the very successful global model but cost 30% less. https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL9CkD6QgOJ3PuZcYpKYDXhKOOBPE7SeKw&v=HbarYcB8H28&layout=gallery
The Simple Survival Earthship is designed to provide comfortable shelter, clean water, contained sewage and basic solar power for lights and charging small electronics at a very low price. This building uses simple systems developed for the earthquake-relief demonstration project in Haiti. The Simple Survival Earthship may be built with one or more rooms
The new ENCOUNTER model Earthship is continuing to evolve and we are building the latest E2 version in Taos, New Mexico this spring/summer. It is meant to function as well as the very successful global model but cost 30% less.
The Global Earthship design performs in almost any climate around the world. The main features of this design include a double layer of glass (“double greenhouse”) between the inner living spaces and the outside and the use of underground cooling tubes and convection skylights which work together to provide ventilation and natural air conditioning
the Earthship Biotecture Academy was founded in 2011 to provide an opportunity to learn Earthship design principles and construction methods in the classroom and in the field. Academy classes, labs, tours, and hands-on construction techniques are led by top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers, and plant specialists.
In Taos, a community of ‘voluntary anarchists’ is taking off-the-grid living to the next level. Earthship Biotecture wants to teach you how to live sustainably, one earth-rammed tire at a time. Just a few miles from where New Mexico’s Route 64 crosses the Rio Grande, a collection of