Earthships are a style of green home that encompass passive solar design, rammed-earth tires for thermal mass, a greenhouse and a myriad of systems that function like an ecosystem, not just a shelter. For example, rainwater is collected off the roof and goes into an underground cistern for storage. When needed it is pumped with a solar pump to your sink or shower, wastewater then goes into planters (bio-filters) that clean the water and plants then use it to grow your food!
Our Earthship is Canada's first HEMPCRETE hybrid Earthship! Hempcrete is similar to cob but with the added benefits of regulating moisture, superior strength and insulation all while using a waste material. Hempcrete is also fireproof and has a R-value of 60 while a normal house has an R-value of 25-30! We believe that Hemp is the future of building!