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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Around the 'Ship

Our baby girl, Solara, is loving life in an earthship.  She loves the natural light and colorful bottle walls.  We can't wait to see what each new day brings with her and someday soon she'll be running down the greenhouse hallway.

Also, here are a couple more photos of the wind turbine Chad put up!  It looks pretty cool!


  1. She's adorable! And your house is lovely and an inspiration.

    How is the underground greenhouse coming along?

    I've read your blog from start to finish and love it - it's such a great insight into the process of building an earthship and building a life at the same time.

  2. Thank you for this blog. You have awakened the dream my husband and I had to build our own earthship. He passed away four years ago. I know you're busy being new parents (I have two, been there). If you find a few minutes between overnight feedings, suggestions on land requirements and material storage would be greatly appreciate it. I'm in Binghamton and am looking at land outside of town. Blessings to your beautiful family. Sarah

    1. So sorry to hear about your husband Sarah. We were lucky to build in the town of Dryden where they worked with us without being picky about requirements. We bought our plans from Michael Reynolds of Earthship Biotecture and he does a great job and making things work to requirements of conventional homes. As far as land requirements, you just need a relatively dry, south-facing plot with southern sun exposure (no trees). We built a large barn a summer ahead of the earthship and that helped immensely to store supplies and building materials for the earthship build. We definitely recommend having a large, dry space for collecting materials. We stores our tires outside all year and in the barn put insulation, wood, and materials we bought on sale since we had the time and storage. Good luck!