If you’re on this site, chances are you are a conscious individual. We’re conscious about a lot of things: health, spirituality, the planet and our prosperity just to name a few conscious factors. You probably shop at stores that support local farmers, recycle and conserve your resources. We all want to do what we can, not just because it makes us feel good, but because it’s a big THANK YOU to our dear Mother Earth.
Well, what if I told you there is something out there that satisfies your higher-consciousness efforts on all levels- and you can live in it?
Let me take you to your Earthship. (No really, they are called Earthships.) And while jokes may roll about the name, don’t call it a global “trend.” For the architects behind these Earthships and the residents who live in them, it’s a veritable blueprint for what the future of housing might — and should — be like. With more to their resume than just style and affordability, they are fast becoming a rational solution to combat the wastefulness associated with traditional modern housing.
Earthships are made from 100% natural & recycled supplies, and sustain their own food, water and energy resources.
Designed to meet all standard building codes, Earthships are fashioned from tires, cans, bottles, concrete and limited lumber are compiled into creative mosaics all throughout the home. As artistic as these homes can be, they won’t be hampering your vacation plans because crews are routinely known to complete an Earthship in two months. Talk about energy efficiency!
Unlike regular homes, each Earthship is an independent vessel. They use solar or wind energy for power. Rainwater is caught from a roof with a potable surface, channeled through silt catches into cisterns, then gravity-fed into a water-organizing module with a pump and filter. Waste water and sewage is drained and filtered via linear, biologically-developed gray-water treatment and containment systems. Propane tanks, refilled each year, offer gas for stove-top cooking. And fresh produce is grown onsite via indoor food production areas and veggie beds.
When the power goes out in town, Earthship community members still have warm homes, Internet, working fridges and lights. Plus, Earthship community members don’t pay any utility bills.
With continued interest rising, Earthships have been spotted in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Haiti, Bolivia, Scotland, England, Belgium and France. And contrary to popular belief, the residents of Earthship Communities are not all “granola environmentalists,” hermit-like survivalists and staunch anti-capitalists. Rather, most people in Earthship homes are just “regular people” with a myriad of interests and motivations.
Want to test out an Earthship?
Intrigued? Check out an array of designs for yourself and watch to see how Earthships are created. If you would like to know more about Earthships visit their website: http://earthship.com/