The movie Garbage Warrior sparked interest in the architect who created them, Michael Reynolds recently. $3 on iTunes.
After dreaming of getting involved I took a chance and applied for an internship. I am now headed to the Davey Crockett National Forest to camp for a month and build an Earthship there with a few friends this Nov. I hope this is just the start to a long involvement with Earthships. Maybe one day I will be blogging about the building of my own :) I would love to do interior design for these some day!
SOME BASIC FACTS ABOUT EARTSHIPS
- Earthships are made out of recycled materials, such as tires and soda cans.
- Earthships catch water from the sky and use it up to four times.
- Earthships produce their own electricity, but can have multiple energy sources such as solar and wind-generated energy. The energy is stored in batteries and supplied to electrical outlets in the home.
- Earthships contain and reuse all household sewage in indoor and outdoor treatment cells. The waste is used for food production and in landscaping.
- An Earthship is considered an Earthen home. An Earthen home is a house made of materials from around the build site, dirt mainly. FACT: There are 6 billion people on the planet and 3 billion of them live in Earthen structures and homes
Earthships are a simple technology that should be shared with everyone.
photo from earthship facebook