Six Nations Earthship Update: Home Made Tomatoes

Sweet taste of heritage tomatoes at Mohawk Seedkeepers Earthship. By Donna Duric Writer Who knew that so many tomato varieties existed and that they could all taste so different? If you did your gardening right, tomato season is here and there are dozens of varieties to choose from. Some are good in salads, some


Earthship provides off-grid living with a twist

St. Albert Today - In an effort to escape the rat race, the Stolz family moved to rural B.C. and built their own sustainable, solar-powered home. For the past 10 months, the Stolz family has been waking up to earthen floors and cob walls in their hand-built sustainable home near Golden, B.C. They don’t


Earthship Build in Southern Alberta, Canada

How We Built Our Earthship, An Off-Grid Prairie Home… When you tell people you’re building an Earthship, there are two stock responses. First there are the believers. These are the people who’ve watched Garbage Warrior, twice. They want to talk design and permits and timelines. They’re into it. The other stock response is an incredulous


Reduce, re-use, re-tirement for Qualicum Bay couple

Pair hard at work building earthship-inspired home with used tires, bottles, more. After a lifetime’s worth of employment, deciding on just what your retirement will look like is a big decision. It was for Tony and Susan Doig. Do you move to Vancouver Island or the Okanagan? Closer or farther away from family? Will


Incredible Mini Earthship Style Cabin – Tiny Off Grid House with Solar Power

If you like the idea of living in tiny houses off the grid or if you’re an avid supporter of the tiny house movement, then you’ll love everything about earthship designs. One mini house at the Terra Perma Eco Resort in Quebec is structured to look and function much like a traditional earthship. Earthships


Earthship Greenhouse going up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Local volunteers hard at work on building a self-sustaining greenhouse out of donated and up-cycled materials. There’s a building northwest of Edmonton which, as it stands, might not look like much, but it’s the groundwork for some lofty green goals. Right now, it looks like piles of excavated dirt and some earth-filled tires stacked


Indigenous communities moving away from government utilities

Indigenous communities are rejecting non-indigenous energy projects in favour of community-led sustainable energy infrastructure. The switch has led to some improvements in economic and social development as well as capacity-building for self-governance, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. "Many indigenous communities decided to take back control of their own energy production


Six Nations Earthship Build, Canada

Biotecture Planet Earth cooperated with Earthship Biotecture to build an off-grid, self-sustained home for a family living on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, a First Nations Reservation in Canada, between 18 to 31 July of 2016.  This particular family, headed by Flower, was in desperate need of a healthier and more cost effective shelter,