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.)
An Earthship addresses six principles or human needs:
- Maintains its own steady temperature
- Generates it’s own electricity
- Treats its own sewage, onsite
- Utilizes natural and recycled materials during construction
- Harvests and stores it’s own water from the sky
- Grows food on-site
Building an Earthship
King County, let's build a visitor center!
Our current brave new mission is to raise funds and build a visitor center in King County. Check out this and other projects we've been involved with.
Organized and maintained by volunteers
Earthship Seattle (ESS) 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 ESS 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.
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