The build site is in a suburban neighborhood, it has easy access and parking, the structure is based on a design by John Fordice called the Solar oval, it's 120 sq. ft. which falls into the permit exemption category in the City of Houston. Currently it is an all... read more
Main building was built many years ago. Few years ago, a group of climbers made some construction and interior repairs of the shelter and the shelter on the rocks. We want to build a fireplace from stones and mud, and to improve the camp area with few fireplaces.
"If every building was to consume its own sewerage that’d be huge. Then if every building made its own power, and heated and cooled itself, and caught its own water rather than sucking water out of the aquifers – the ramifications of how people live in their own units could effect things in an unbelievable way. Ultimately it would effect the minds and hearts of people."
Author of Earthship Vol. 1-3, creator of Earthship Biotecture