Earthship kitchen with stained glass windows
Gaylord Ho’s sculpture “We Two”
ELLE may 1967 - color lingerie spread.
Illustrated by Antonio
These homes are 100% sustainable AND they’re cheap to build.
They have their own greenhouses and grow crops year-round no matter the climate.
The entire roof of the Earthship funnels rain water to a cistern, which then pumps it to sinks and sowers. Then the used water (grey water) is pumped to the plants. After being cleaned by the plants, the water is pumped into the bathrooms for the toilets which makes it ‘black water’ which is pumped to outside gardens for non-edible plants.
The constant temperature in the home is 70°. The large greenhouse windows always face south to heat up the thermal mass throughout the day.
Solar panels on the roof and optional wind turbines provide the Earthship with all the power it needs.
They are easy to build. One couple in Canada built a 3-story Earthship by themselves in 3 months. They didn’t hire help nor use expensive equipment.
The most basic Earthship is $7,000.
IT’S MADE OF RECYCLED MATERIAL.
I know what I’m going to be living in.
Eastern Flicker (Colaptes auratus auratus), Great Spruce Head Island, Maine
American, July 22, 1968
Dye transfer print
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) - Maple and Birch Trunks and Oak Leaves, Passaconaway Road, New Hampshire, 1956
Dye transfer print (27.2 x 20.9 cm)
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Nan Goldin for Matsuda F/W 96 in Naked New York
A way for someone to recycle their body and help marine life. Eternal Reefs transform human remains into artificial coral reefs for marine life. They help restore the fragile ecosystems off our coasts, providing an environment that supports coral and micro-organisms.
The idea was that of two students at the University of Georgia in the 80s. The idea to help came to them when they were diving off of the Florida Keys on break and saw all the deterioration and degradation of the reefs and decided to do something about it.
You can be useful to the environment even after death.
Hopea Shingkeng - Penelope Gottlieb