earthship-academy-experience
traveling-earth-quest:

Earthship Design Principles
Thermal wrap
Rigid insulation around building to isolate 6 foot x 6 foot block of mass from outer earth to stabilize comfort of interior space..
Water Supply
Roof catchment water system into water storage cistern with capability of well or community water back up. 
Food Production
The planters that hold hundreds of gallons of water from sinks and the shower are a great place for raising fresh fruits and vegetables.
Electricity
Solar electricity with capabilities of wind, micro hydro, gas generator or conventional utility back up.
Waste Water Treatment
Contained grey water and black water treatment and distribution system with capability of conventional septic or community sewage connection.
Construction Materials
Typically built with earth-rammed tires, but designs are also available for straw bale, concrete, or adobe.

traveling-earth-quest:

Earthship Design Principles


Thermal wrap

Rigid insulation around building to isolate 6 foot x 6 foot block of mass from outer earth to stabilize comfort of interior space..

Water Supply

Roof catchment water system into water storage cistern with capability of well or community water back up. 

Food Production

The planters that hold hundreds of gallons of water from sinks and the shower are a great place for raising fresh fruits and vegetables.

Electricity

Solar electricity with capabilities of wind, micro hydro, gas generator or conventional utility back up.

Waste Water Treatment

Contained grey water and black water treatment and distribution system with capability of conventional septic or community sewage connection.

Construction Materials

Typically built with earth-rammed tires, but designs are also available for straw bale, concrete, or adobe.

ozonebabys-temple
I have noticed that when all the lights are on, people tend to talk about what they are doing – their outer lives. Sitting round in candlelight or firelight, people start to talk about how they are feeling – their inner lives. They speak subjectively, they argue less, there are longer pauses. To sit alone without any electric light is curiously creative. I have my best ideas at dawn or at nightfall, but not if I switch on the lights – then I start thinking about projects, deadlines, demands, and the shadows and shapes of the house become objects, not suggestions, things that need to done, not a background to thought.
Jeanette Winterson, Why I adore the night
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