1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal
mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy
& integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with
little to no utility bills.
1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with
consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and
Earthship Biotecture, based in Taos, NM, USA is a
global company offering proven, totally sustainable designs,
construction drawings & details, products, educational materials,
lectures / presentations, consultation & guidance toward getting
people in sustainable housing.
From single family to colony / community / city complexes.
A Brief Overview by Bill Wilson
put, permaculture is really about relationship - our relationship as
humans to the world around us. Will/do we work with the natural
abundance and flows of our world and universe, or will/do we ignore
these? Working with them will allow us to create sustainable or
permanent cultures (permaculture). Fighting them requires excess time, money and vast amounts of energy
from the burning of non-renewable resources (coal, oil, gas), the very
resources that all future generations are entitled to have access to,
but that we are consuming in just a couple of short generations.
specifically, permaculture explores practical ways to improve the
quality of our lives by re-thinking or re-designing our relationship to:
Definition of Permaculture:
- The land around us and how we use it to provide our food and other needs.
- Our homes and how we design and build them for optimum joy and use.
- The energy we use - why we use it, how we use it, and how we generate it.
- Our work—does it reflects who we truly are? Is our work of true service to anyone or anything?
- Our relationship with each other - our families and communities.
is a creative and artful way of living, where people and nature are all
preserved and enhanced by thoughtful planning, the careful use of
resources and a reverent approach to life. Thus embraced, these
attributes create an environment where all may thrive for untold