Welcome to Earthship Eco Homes, an Australian company dedicated to designing and building self-sufficient, sustainable housing, and eco-education through hands-on, on-site, construction experiences for volunteers, owner-builders and builders alike.
Earthships were invented in the USA in the 1970s. Now, they have come to Australia and have been adapted to the harsh Australian climate and strict building codes.
This type of "earth sheltered" building is ideal for:
energy efficiency (naturally stable indoor temperature)
going off-grid (or grid connecting and earning money from your surplus energy)
Earthships have some very special design features that you don't usually find in other "sustainable" homes:
A "greenhouse" (sun-room) on the north side which brings the beauty of indoor plants, fresh air, and natural light into every room. The perfect place for yoga and sun-bathing!
A zero-energy, air-conditioning system uses underground "earth-tubes" to bring fresh air into every room.
A greywater diversion system enables you to irrigate your indoor garden for free - every time you take a shower, or do a load of washing you are irrigating your banana plants! (or avocados, tomatoes, herbs, flowers...)
do-it-yourself construction methods - save money by building your house with your new friends!
Natural and recycled construction materials - good for the planet and good for your health.
Naturally stable indoor temperature - most Earthships only have a small wood fire for those cold winter days when the sun don't shine.
Zero energy and water bills!!! Earthships are fully self-sufficient in power, water and sewage treatment.
Book a free 15 minute consultation with Earthship Eco Homes founder and CEO, Martin Freney - "Dr Earthship" - who did his PhD on Earthships, travelling to the USA to measure the Earthships' amazing indoor temperature stability and to interview the pioneering Earthship dwellers in the New Mexico desert, learning how they live off-grid in such style and beauty. Have your Earthship questions answered by Martin - click below to schedule your free consultation NOW!