GLENHAVEN - our Earthship in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The building of our Earthship - Glenhaven - is on the website:
Below is our living room & kitchen, you can also see the planter that runs along the south wall behind the south-facing glass.
Water all comes from our roof (we store about 6,000 gallons), electricity all comes from a 3 kilowatt PV system, our hot water comes from a roof mounted solar heater. But our cooking is by propane gas. We also have a back-up flash gas water heater.
Our kitchen has everything; 20 cu. ft. fridge/freezer, dishwasher, trash compactor & gas cook stove. All run off solar.
Our heat is solar/geo thermal with one small modern wood stove. Lighting is with compact fluorescents and LED lamps.
Waste; all our grey-water goes into the planter and our sewage is handled by a modern electric powered composting toilet.
All our entertainment is by computer via wireless broadband, no TV, no radio. The house has no physical mechanical connexions to the outside world.
And this house cost much less then the median priced stick-built house.
We are happy to answer questions. email: graham.bowkett AT gmail.com