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Who would like to build an Earthship of their own some day?  

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(@jamie)
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Joined:2020 years  ago
Posts: 4
08/02/2018 9:12 pm  

I would like to have an Earthship of my own to retire in someday.  That is one of the drives behind the work i do with Earthship Seattle.  What are your Earthship dreams?  Let's talk about it.  Let's talk about the possibility of buying land to build on.  Let's network!  


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(@dan-hernbrott)
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02/03/2018 11:33 pm  

I think it'd be really dope to have one, but am pretty invested in apartment living. Haven't seen any earthships built at that scale.


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(@bruno)
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02/06/2018 12:49 am  

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.

Thanks!

 


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(@florian)
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Joined:2019 years  ago
Posts: 3
15/06/2018 7:07 pm  

Hi Bruno,

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.


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RamonaE
(@ramonae)
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30/06/2018 2:02 pm  

I would. I am. In San Felipe, Baja.

 


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(@bruno)
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09/07/2018 11:31 pm  

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!

 


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(@florian)
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Joined:2019 years  ago
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10/07/2018 5:01 pm  

We should talk more. Do you ever come to Seattle?

We have 2 upcoming potlucks related to Tenowa. One on the 21st at noon and one on the 26th in the evening.


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(@bruno)
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27/07/2018 5:00 pm  

Hi Florian!

I need to get in the habit to visit this forum more often. 

Sorry I missed my opportunities to come visit Seattle. I don't go to Seattle very often, but I love that city and am only 2 hours away for a visit. Please let me know of any future activities and I'll try to make it a point to visit this forum more often.

I have already seen some land opportunities around me, but I'm not sure I want to consider Lewis County just yet.

Cheers


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(@bjg727)
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27/09/2018 1:11 pm  

Working on a 200 sq ft earthship now in Ferry Co WA with plans to build a bigger one once we get the process ironed out on the smaller one. I was curious of you knew any WA architectural engineers that can approve/ create custom Earthship engineered plans other than those through the earthship academy? My husband already created our layout and made plans in CAD but they arent approved by an engineer so the county wont consider them at this time. This is another reason we did a small one first since it doesnt require a permit and we have limited financial resources to pay for the official building plans.


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