The Earthship Philadelphia building is based on the E.V.E. – Earthship Village Ecologies project.
EVE is a planned high-density community where 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.
Major objectives are as follows:
* To reduce the economic and institutional barriers between humans and their habitat.
* To reverse the overall negative effect that conventional human housing has on this planet.
* To create a less stressful plane of existence for humans in an effort to reduce the stress that they in turn place on the planet and each other.
* To interface economics and ecology in a way that immediately and tangibly affects current pressing problems with life on earth.
* To provide a direction for those who want to live in peace with each other and their environment.
* To empower individuals with the unarguable forces of nature as opposed to incapacitating them with the smothering forces of politics and bureaucracy.
* To find & distribute the appropriate soil from which the flower of humanity can blossom.
* To evolve humanity into an earthen harmony already exemplified by more evolved structures such as plants, animals and water