Yesterday I posted an article about how events like Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster have destroyed our world, and how we cannot help but destroy our natural resources. Today, a friend of mine on Facebook, posted a link to a High Existence post entitled “10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome“. I started looking at the concepts and it blew me away. We have the ability to create homes that 1. Recycle material like old tires, tin cans, and plastic bottles, 2. Reduce our strain on our ecosystem, by reducing or eliminating our need to be attached to the grid (electricity), 3. Cost little to nothing yearly to operate. And they cost very little build, from a couple of thousand dollars for the smaller models to just under $100,000 for the larger more luxurious models.
This of course brought me to the Valhalla Movement’s website which lists several articles on the project they are working on just outside Montreal, Canada. The project entitled “The Farm of the Future: Earthship-Inspired Greenhouse” was successfully funded by KickStarter back in April of 2013, raising $28,000, which was more than the $10,000 goal they had set. Another article on High Existence. “Valhalla Movement Update: Big Moves in the World of Sustainability” gives a more up to date look at the project.
The idea of Earthships is not new, but it is gaining popularity as our newer generations realize that it is not our Parent’s or Grandparent’s generations that inherent the Earth and its problems, but our generation and below that will suffer. This realization has sprouted projects like the Valhalla Movement which strive to find ways to better improve our environment.
For more information on Earthships, you can go to Earthship.com