Last year, I reported on
the bold Earthship Village Colorado
development, now underway about 20 minutes east of downtown.
Plans call for 75 homes, "conceived in the style of Michael Reynolds’ famous Earthship Biotecture in Taos, New Mexico," on 400 acres, cut into self-sufficient
The costs for a home, depending on Earthship model selected, should range between $250,000 and $450,000, while DIYers can get the job done with their own sweat (on their own land) for as little as $50,000 to $100,000.
And now, instead of purchasing costly plans from Reynolds (previously sold for $1,000, he says), Earthship enthusiasts may soon download a 40-page set of construction drawings inside of the Simple Survival Earthship App
for only $9.99.
In a posting announcing "the most sustainable tiny house in the world," Reynolds says the app should be available Saturday, Dec. 12, calling it his "Christmas present to the world."
Kirsten Jacobsen, Earthship Biotecture
The sightly, organic appeal of Earthships.
Earthship creator Michael Reynolds presented at East Library last year in coordination with Earthship Village Colorado.