- Born in 1945 and Graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1969.
- He is a self-described “guy who’s trying to do some sustainable housing for the future.
- He believes our consumerist society is destroying our natural resources and eco-systems.
- And thus called “King of garbage”
- To reduce the economic and institutional barriers between people and sustainable housing.
- To begin reversing the overall negative effect that conventional housing has on the planet.
- To provide a direction for those who want to live in harmony with their environment.
- And for this he created the concept of Earthships
Earthships – Sustainable, independent buildings and system:
- Started with individual homes and now, Community of green homes.
- Sizes begin at the 800 square ft to 1500 sq ft.
- Unexpected materials in different ways:
- Tires, cardboard, bottles, plastics and glass, aluminum and steel cans.
Based on 6 concepts:
- Natural materials
- Food products
- Sewage treatment
The 6 Principles that define an Earthship:
- Comfort: Earthships maintain comfortable temperatures in any climate.
- Electricity from the sun, wind, generator and grid-intertie
- Sewage Treatment, Containment and Distribution: Sewage: Earthships contain use and reuse all household sewage in indoor and outdoor treatment cells resulting in food production and landscaping with no pollution of aquifers .
- Building with natural and recycled materials.
- Water: Catch water from the sky: clean and potable: Water caught from the roof channeled through silt into the cistern feed a Water Organizing Module with a pump and filter. The filters clean the water for consumption and cleaning.
- Food Products: Earthship wetlands, the planters that hold hundreds of gallons of water from sinks and the shower are a great place for raising some of the fresh produce