Really enjoyed learning about the full spectrum system that Earthship has developed. Heard of the Earthship Solutions, never new the extent of their efforts.
Cal Earth Institute doesn’t cover the whole house development at the level of Earthship.
The construction methods of Cal Earth is great, one of the main ideas they focus on is dome structures and the earthbag systems of buildings.
Cal Earth Institute of Earth Art & Architecture
Dastan Khalili 2,489 subscribers
Published on Jun 1, 2013
Welcome to Cal-Earth. Enjoy this visual journey through the many things that Cal-Earth offers to the community and the world.
The best idea of the Earthship model are their water systems, from rainwater collection out to Blackwater distribution system.
This other video mentioned example of corporate abuse. Implemented through misuse of U.S. constitutional intentions by legislative restrictions upon citizens lifestyle and safety.
Established building supply industries and construction companies don’t like alternative construction techniques intruding into their economic systems.
Earthships: self-sustaining homes for a post-apocalyptic land?
Kirsten Dirksen 998,246 subscribers
Published on Oct 6, 2014
On the desert mesa of New Mexico, miles from the nearest town of Taos (pop. 5,700), Star-Wars-like shelters rise from the earth, half-buried and covered in adobe. Called “Earthships” - brainchild of architect Mike Reynolds in the 1970s- they’re nearly completely self-sufficient homes: no electrical grid, no water lines, no sewer.
The Greater World Earthship Community, about 70 passive solar homes built from earth and trash on 633 acres, had a rough start; they were shut down as an illegal subdivision in 1997 and it took them 7 years to come to compliance. Though today, the county fully cooperates with Reynolds and his Earthship Biotecture operation to turn trash (tires, cans, glass bottles) into shelters and has even given them 2 acres to experiment with housing in anyway they like (they also provide their recyc