Jamie O. - Co-founder

Earthship-Inspired Seattle (ESIS) was originally founded in 2013 by a couple of people inspired by a new radically sustainable way to build homes.  Since then the group has cycled through various core members, at times just down to a single member holding the space.  Currently, we have several core members and an active interest in ESIS from people around Washington State.  Over the years we have been lucky to see several Earthship projects materialize in Washington and we seek to be a resource to those in Washington that are interested in learning more or have a vision to build their own radically sustainable home.

As much as we love providing outreach and education please keep in mind we are all volunteers, with busy lives and work schedule, and we help as much as we can.  We invite you to join the volunteer team as there always seems to be more work than the core volunteer body can handle.  Get involved.

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Updates

Visiting Earthship Biotecture Headquarters

May 22, 2018

Hello Earthship enthusiasts!  I went to Earthship Biotecture Headquarters in April.  It was an amazing trip, that made me fall in love with Earthships all over again.  I got to tour 10 Earthships and saw…

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Earthship Build in Puerto Rico

May 5, 2018

Our friends Biotecture Planet Earth are organizing phase 2 of their build in Puerto Rico. They are looking for 15 more volunteers to join them. They are about 40% of the way there with the…

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N. Seattle College Earth Fair

April 15, 2018

We will be one of the vendors at N. Seattle College for its annual Earth Fair on Wednesday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Grove courtyard. Learn from local sustainability experts on the topics of food,…

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Help build an Earthship – volunteer oportunity

February 25, 2018

We are reposting Doug and Stacies ad for their small Single-U Survival Model Earthship build.  Details provided below.   Single-U Simple Survival Model Earthship Volunteer Opportunity   Work Party Dates: Sat. March 24th & Sun. March…

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Let's build a visitor center

Earthship-Inspired Seattle has teamed up with Cascadia Now to make the visitor center a sponsored 501.c Non-Profit project.  Under this sponsorship the project goals are:

Our goal is to build an Earthship-Inspired Seattle Visitor Center (ESVC). This building will be single bedroom global model Earthship home. It will be custom designed for our local climate and will demonstrate the 6 principles of Biotecture. These 6 principles aim to bridge the gap between the natural systems of the Earth and our built environment.

  • Raising $10,000 for 1st phase

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So what exactly is an Earthship?

An Earthship (pioneered by architect Michael Reynolds) is a type of off-grid sustainable home that uses non-conventional ways to push green design to the max.  The end goal is to have a home that takes care of the people living in it by tapping into the local environment without the need to plug into utilities or outside resources (water, sewer, or electric company.)

Short video introduction by the Weather Channel

An Earthship addresses six principles or human needs:

  1. Maintains its own steady temperature
  2. Generates it’s own electricity
  3. Treats its own sewage, onsite
  4. Utilizes natural and recycled materials during construction
  5. Harvests and stores it’s own water from the sky
  6. Grows food on-site