Hi everyone, we are currently looking for a lead to replace our previous group organizer.  Please use the form on the contact page to contact us if you're interested.  We are holding off from planning further events until then.

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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My Earthship journey started many years ago, back in the late 90’s.

October 4, 2018

My Earthship journey started many years ago, back in the late 90’s. I lived in Tucson, AZ at the time and absolutely fell in love with the desert and southwestern style construction. After moving back…

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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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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