Pima County's first Earthship is "landing" in southwest

Tucson, Arizona!! This amazing structure is being built from

recycled and indigenous materials such as old car tires,

aluminum cans, glass bottles, and the desert southwest's

most abundant earthen material - adobe.


This building technique was started back in the 70's by

New Mexico architect Michael Reynolds and has grown in

popularity and spread worldwide. It was not that long ago that

Pima County saw its first straw bale home, and now -  almost

40 years after its advent - Pima County will see its first

Earthship, and the timing couldn't be better.

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E A R T H S H I P

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Beginning

January 2009













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grand finale

OPEN HOUSE


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Want to learn how an

Earthship is built?

Come and join in, get

your hands dirty, and

contribute to a history-

making Tucson event:


Hands-on
learning and fun

Workshops

Internships

Earthships are the ultimate form of sustainable or "green"

construction - creating no environmental pollution, having

a ZERO carbon footprint, and capable of thriving completely

off the "grid." The concept of the Earthship quenches the

thirst of both our literally and figuratively HOT climate for

environmentally friendly, sustainable and resource-conscious

building practices.

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  Earthships are constructed of mostly recycled materials like

           automobile tires, glass bottles and aluminum soda cans.


Earthships catch water from the sky and re-use it up to four

times to flush toilets and feed indoor gardens and outdoor

landscaping.


Water is heated by solar or natural gas sources, but public water
sources can be tapped for backup and for potable drinking water.


Earthships contain and treat all household sewage in indoor and outdoor botanical cells that feed food gardens and outdoor landscaping.


Earthship toilets flush with filtered grey water.


Indoor “wetlands” provide balanced humidity and a constant supply

of fresh air.


Electricity can be produced naturally from solar and wind, or combined with other sources such as gas-powered generators or public-grid provided power.


Earthships use the sun and thermal mass construction to maintain
comfortable temperatures year-round in any climate.


      — Information obtained from Earthship Biotecture

SAVE A LANDFILL... BUILD AN EARTHSHIP!

These amazing structures are truly unique in their own right.

We invite you to be inspired by our history making adventure...


JOIN THE EARTHSHIP MOVEMENT!!

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For more information, contact James Wilson

jwilson@arizonaearthship.com

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See your recycling efforts in action!

Please help us out by donating

*UNCRUSHED BEVERAGE CANS*

(we have all of glass bottles needed)

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Contact us and we will make

arrangements to pick up

your recyclable donations.

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DONATE YOUR RECYCLABLES!


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