It’s here! Our floor plan arrived in the mail Friday!
Here’s our 3-bedroom Simple Survival Earthship. (The drawing shows (2) bedrooms and an office, but it is really meant to be (3) bedrooms).
(This must look very strange compared to a traditional home’s floor plan).
Let me briefly walk you through the layout. At bottom is a mock patio setup showing where the exterior doors enter the greenhouse that spans the entire front of the house. The green shapes inside the greenhouse are biocells, layers of dirt and other materials inside a liner that not only filters gray water, but provides nutrients for the plants rooted in it’s fertile, irrigated soil. Behind the greenhouse is another full length wall of windows and glass doors leading into the main living spaces. Wrapping the spaces on three sides are the tire walls, compacted dirt, rigid foam insulation and more dirt to create a berm. At top you see the (3) cisterns that will hold collected rain water and several long pipes going out under the ground to act as cooling tubes. These are all buried under the berm created by piling dirt all around the back and sides.
If you are interested in knowing more about the dynamics of these “living” homes, please check out the Earthship Biotecture website.
If you have questions, you can also contact me at theESeuphoria@gmail.com.