Building an Earthship with Michael Reynolds
  • Bioconstruction
  • Building

Building an Earthship with Michael Reynolds

  • Bioconstruction
  • Building

Building an Earthship with Michael Reynolds

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About this course

Travel to Taos, New Mexico to meet Michael as he shares the principles behind Earthships and how you can apply them to your own sustainable off-grid building.  Learn how to meet the six points necessary for human sustenance by harnessing the abundant power of the earth’s natural systems. 

Waste is a huge challenge facing our modern world. Its constant production affects all corners of the planet. Earthships provide an alternative solution by creating buildings that repurpose, recycle and reuse to generate comfortable homes. 

By working with simple physics and biology, Earthships are able to heat and cool themselves without relying on fossil fuels. They run on renewable electricity, harvest and treat water and sewage whilst growing food – a vessel that supports life to thrive. They provide a prime example of the ways humans can live in harmony with the environment.

Key concepts

  • Understand the Earthship Concept
  • Repurpose recycled materials 
  • Design a comfortable home 
  • Plan a natural heating and cooling system
  • Understand basic solar electricity 
  • Source and recycle water
  • Manage sewage and wastewater 
  • Grow and produce food 

Course modules

  1. Intro

    1 min
  2. Module 1: Building the Earthship idea

    7 min
  3. Module 2: Heat and cool

    8 min
  4. Module 3: Generate power

    4 min
  5. Module 4: Source water

    5 min
  6. Module 5: Manage waste

    6 min
  7. Module 6: Grow food sovereignty

    8 min
  8. Outro

    4 min
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Details

  • Location: Taos, New Mexico, USA
  • Biome: Deserts and xeric shrublands
  • Modules: 8
  • Duration: 42 minutes

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About Michael Reynolds

Michael Reynolds is the founder and creator of the Earthship concept.

Michael Reynolds

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