Earthship Biotecture: Sustainable Solutions

Earthship Biotecture is an education and research organization providing sustainable buildings for residential, commercial and government use. We are specialists in Modern, Completely Off-Grid Designs that use Zero Fossil Fuels, Systems and Construction worldwide.

We are dedicated to high quality, super efficient and skilled craftsmanship. Our primary goal is to provide buildings that are as sustainable, self-sufficient and affordable as possible. We value the opportunity to work with you. Our services are based on many decades of experience on all kinds of buildings, systems and lifestyles. We offer standard designs and custom designs to make your dreams come true.

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We are available for projects small and large. New builds, custom builds and renovations & remodels. Earthship Biotecture offers a comprehensive suite of community development services that allow individuals, communities, and cities to completely thrive as independently as possible.

Construction and Permit Drawings

The people at Earthship Biotecture are experts at acquiring permits for passive house, earthships and any other type of green building. Included in our services are production of construction drawings and permit set drawings to get a permit to build your beautiful green building. Our prices are more affordable than anywhere else. In most cases we can provide stamped drawings by an engineer.

Sustainable Building Designs

Earthships

Self-sustaining, can be totally off-grid, modern homes constructed from locally-sourced, reclaimed materials. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide comfort, electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Earthships are thermal mass homes first, passive solar homes second. Meaning: Whatever temperature goes into an Earthship, it will hold and since it is also a Passive Solar House, it is also very tight and interacts only with the sun and the earth for heating and cooling, providing stable comfort year round in any climate.

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Custom (Green Buildings & Conventional)

Conventional building layouts using sustainable materials and off-grid living systems. Looks like a conventional home, but acts like an earthship. Can include some or all of the earthship systems: electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. Craftsman designs, Colonial designs, Standard American Homes designs an more.

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Water Organizing Module

Distribute the fresh, potable drinking water through the building at code required pressure. Water from the city, cistern, your well, etc. can all be hooked up to the WOM. Automated systems can manage the connection to multiple water sources to keep the cistern supplied with water.

The cisterns elevations are designed to gravity feed the water pumps and filters. The elevation of the water pump is low to the floor level of the building. The water pump pushes water into a pressure tank.

Power Organizing Module

The new POM accommodates all of the essential protective devices in the smallest possible space at the lowest installed cost, making it ideal for applications with modest power requirements such as cabins, chalets, homes, remote communication sites and backup power systems.

Utilizing an extremely compact design and an easy-to-install mounting bracket, the fully pre-wired and factory tested POM is designed for a quick installation, saving both time and money.

Construction

Quality Construction and Green Buildings for any design. We offer building options covering all designs and floor-plan layouts. We provide a one-stop experience for anyone wanting to build, renovate, restore, or remodel… from the first-time private owner to the experienced developer. Areas of special expertise and extensive experience include adobe building preservation and restoration, historic property preservation/restoration/renovation, design-build, school facilities, modular construction/installation/design, project planning and construction management.

Our team of experienced professionals can take you from an idea to functional concept to the development of a realizable plan with a realistic budget,  to the finished building.

Off-Grid Living Systems

Catch Water | Solar Power | Food Production

Waste Water Treatment | Heating & Cooling | Recycled Construction Materials

 

The systems of a building. These are the systems that go into the structural shell of the building for occupancy. Some or all of these systems can be used instead of the conventional methods to provide utilities to buildings. This can make the build more sustainable, secure and healthy than only using conventional utilities.

All systems can have automated conventional backups. All systems can be added to existing conventional buildings as a renovation project.

Living with sustainable off-grid systems enhances our lives, secures our lives and is a better investment than conventional buildings. 

This increases both psychological and physiological comfort.

Sustainable Building Designs

Earthships

Self-sustaining, can be totally off-grid, modern homes constructed from locally-sourced, reclaimed materials. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide comfort, electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Earthships are thermal mass homes first, passive solar homes second. Meaning: Whatever temperature goes into an Earthship, it will hold and since it is also a Passive Solar House, it is also very tight and interacts only with the sun and the earth for heating and cooling, providing stable comfort year round in any climate.

Complete Renovation Services

The most sustainable building is the building that is already built.

Existing conventional buildings can be and should be retrofitted and remodeled toward becoming green buildings.

Off-Grid Living Systems

The systems of a building. These are the systems that go into the structural shell of the building for occupancy. Some or all of these systems can be used instead of the conventional methods to provide utilities to buildings. This can make the build more sustainable, secure and healthy than only using conventional utilities.

All systems can have automated conventional backups. All systems can be added to existing conventional buildings as a renovation project.

Living with sustainable off-grid systems enhances our lives, secures our lives and is a better investment than conventional buildings. 

This increases both psychological and physiological comfort.

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Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms make a huge difference and increases the value of your home. We are focused on customer satisfaction and the environment and implement many green practices in our kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects.

Kitchens
We will guide you through the design process and material selections keeping your budget in mind to achieve an outcome beyond your expectations in the most used room of your home. We handle all aspects of the project from the demolition and design work to the finishing touches. We install granite, quartz, soapstone & laminate counters, wood and ceramic flooring, ceramic backsplash, and a wide range of high quality cabinetry.

Bathrooms
Hall bath, master bath or powder room – we use the highest quality materials, from bath fixtures to ceramic tile. We bring together the latest design elements with curbless showers, custom frameless shower doors, comfort height toilets, whirlpool and bubble tubs. We have invaluable skills and experience with the design of a new bathroom especially when relocating fixtures.

Remodeling
From simply adding living space in your basement or something more complex with a wet bar and bathroom to adding bedrooms or a home office in the attic and everything in between.

Additions
Whether it be a small kitchen or bath expansion or a full second story, our team of skilled craftsmen have the knowledge and experience to bring your idea to reality.

Earthship Academy

Extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods, and philosophy. 

Academy classes, labs, tours, and hands-on construction techniques are led by top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers, and plant specialists.

World class education for those who are excited to learn and live the Earthship philosophy and help expand it globally. The Earthship Academies happen several times a year in Taos, and in different countries (International Academies). 

The Academy has trained over 1400 students from around the world. Students come from diverse backgrounds, many are trained architects, municipal planners, artists, teachers, industrial designers, professional builders, community and environmental activists.

There are no prerequisites to attend, however applicants must be self-reliant and prepared to work in an intense group environment and take care of themselves physically, financially, and emotionally.

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