The owners say, "An Earthship made a lot of sense to us. 'Intelligently designed,' it is the epitome of green building. Originating in New Mexico 40 years ago by Michael Reynolds, these buildings are now being built around the world in various climates. Michael and his crew [Earthship Biotecture] spent 3 weeks here in August 2012 giving us a great start." The homeowners recently had some members of Earthship Biotecture back out to help with plastering the rest of the interior, and are now offering a room as a bed and breakfast for any visitors to the area interested in spending a few nights in an Earthship! (But note that they will be closed Nov. - Feb.) More information, including an electronic journal of the construction, is available at http://freevilleearthship.blogspot.com
Contact Names: Chad and Courtney DeVoe
Address: 119 Ed Hill Road, Freeville, NY
Type of Building: Earthship
Contractor(s): Earthship Biotecture/Home Owner Built, Walczak Excavating, Sparks Electric, Scott Richards Plumbing
Year Built: 2012
Building Features: Passive/active solar (PV), solar hot water, on-demand backup, geothermal, rainwater collection, thermal mass, greywater recycling, built of recycled and reclaimed materials, indoor year-round food production.
Special Considerations: Park wherever there is room, please leave pets outside.
Last updated September 29, 2015