Earthship News2019-07-24T11:51:10-06:00

Earthships and pocket neighborhoods: Speakers share ideas to solve county’s housing woes

Ideas being implemented elsewhere could serve as housing solutions in Ventura County, according to three speakers who presented their ideas Wednesday at a housing issues forum in Ventura. Eco-friendly homes, shipping container homes and small "pocket neighborhoods" were pitched as ideas that could ease the housing crunch in Ventura County. [...]

Categories: California|

European Volunteers Jump Aboard Luxembourg Earthship

A new chapter began on Monday for Luxembourg’s sustainable construction project, the Äerdschëff, when 20 volunteers started the ground work. Based on earthship principles, the project in Redange-sur-Attert in western Luxembourg will serve as a showcase for alternative and sustainable construction as well as a public education centre. Project team [...]

Categories: Germany|

The One House In Washington That’s Straight Out Of A Sci-Fi Movie

In Washington, we’re no stranger to weird happenings. In fact, we love to embrace it all! In the early 1970s, a man named Michael Reynolds came up with idea of Earthships. Never heard of this before? Then let us explain. Reynolds came up with the idea to build self-sustaining homes [...]

Categories: Washington|

New Earthship prepares to land in the Dordogne

A new ‘Earthship’ is coming to France, after the ecological home company of the same name began construction in Biras, in the Dordogne. An ‘Earthship’ (known in French as a ‘géonef’) is a concept created in the 1970s by US hippie and architect Michael Reynolds. It denotes a livable home [...]

Categories: France|

Long Way Home Documentary Airing on PBS!

The Long Way Home documentary, "Green Building - A Long Way from Home" will be airing on PBS stations across the United States! The Visionaries public television series have produced a short documentary about LWH, featuring our Executive Director Matthew Paneitz, and introduced by Sam Waterson. We invite you [...]

Categories: Guatemala|

A look inside the first ‘Earthship’ in Australia

In 2009, Michael Reynolds, an architect from the USA, visited Martin Freney’s property in the Adelaide Hills. Together with 20 volunteers, they created a knee-high wall with used tyres filled with earth. Little did Freney know, that six years and 800 tyres later he would have built the first [...]

Categories: Australia|

Earthship permission granted in Luxembourg

Authorities have greenlighted construction of Luxembourg’s first ever Earthship or “Äerdschëff”, planned for Redange/Attert. The project is being led by community and sustainability group Cell and aims to showcase alternative sustainable construction methods as well as enable people using the space to live autonomously. Posting on their Facebook page [...]

Categories: Germany|

Advanced Solar PV Certification Earthship Ohio

Anticipating the desire for people to advance their knowledge and skills in renewable energy technology and begin advanced-level careers in the solar PV industry, ETA® International hosted an advanced-level solar panel, or photovoltaic (PV), certification workshop with trainer Jay Warmke, PVI1, SWI1, of Blue Rock Station, LLC, in Ohio. [...]

Categories: Ohio|

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 [...]

Categories: Canada|