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Who would like to build an Earthship of their own some day?
I'm very, very close to finally building one.
I moved to WA from WI about a year ago with the purpose of being close to family and to build an Earthship.
I'm currently looking for land.
Question to the group: What county or counties are most favorable to building one? I'm looking for the least amount of regulations that will allow me to build one with the least amount of hastle.
It should be possible in most counties. The counties we talked to, in Tacoma, Snoqualmie, Bellingham, were all friendly to the idea, but it might still be quite a bit of work as they don't have the experience of permitting Earthships yet.
I've heard (but I've not tried to confirm this) that Earthships have been permitted in Klickitat county and I think someone got an Earthship permitted in Ferry county.
I'm also looking for land, and actually I've found a huge piece of land that could contain many Earthships, in Lewis county. It's for the Tenowa project which is about more than just Earthships. I can give you more info about that if you're interested.
Hi Florian. Thanks so much for all of this info! I just moved to Chehalis 10 days ago and am all settled into a rental at the moment. But I will begin searching for land to build on very soon.
I enjoyed looking into the Tenowa Project. I loved it. It's funny it mentioned Tamera in Portugal. I had no idea of it's existence. Especially because I'm from Portugal originally and am Portuguese! I'm very much intrigued by this type of community living. More so than just building an Earthship on some piece of land. I wouldn't mind being surrounded by like-minded people.
Please keep in the loop on this Tenowa Project!