Earth Ships! The very phrase sounds so impressive, reminiscent of some extra terrestrial creation built especially for surviving life on this planet. They truly are a revolution in sustainable living – using every drop of the natural resources blessed upon them to their full potential. Every single ray of sunshine is maximised, each little drizzle of rain and whiff of wind is captured and utilised in the best way possible. You can find out much more about them by watching the video clip you will find here.
I want one! …and I can almost guarantee that you will want one too after you read these 13 incredible benefits of moving into an Earth Ship.
The first thoughts that may come to mind are of dark, cold huts with families twiddling their fingers in an image of old fashioned – cave style living. You could not be more wrong! Earth Ships are state of the art, modern, artistic works of wonder. You can enjoy all of the creature comforts of a typical home! Take a look at the pictures here for all of the proof you need. To read up on David’s experience living in a rental Earth Ship home take a look here.
Earth Ship designs incorporate at least one green house, allowing an abundant harvest all year round, regardless of climate. There are many resources providing tips on what to plant and when to provide enough sustainable foods for a family. When you add a few chickens and a pond of fish you end up with all of the food you need – with no need for supermarkets!
Earth Ships are self reliant when it comes to energy. They harness the sun’s power using solar panels and can also be connected to wind turbines, meaning power can be collected in all weathers. There is little or no need for fossil fuels at all. Providing your own energy means no more expensive utility bills!!
For me, the most impressive thing about Earth Ship design is the ingenious way that water is captured and used to it’s absolute maximum potential. Have a look at the diagram here for full details – I will attempt to explain it here.
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