Earthship Project in New York

We are earthship enthusiasts here at Eco Brooklyn, and are currently speaking with a client who wants to build an earthship in New York State. Here are some ideas being thrown around between Michael Reynolds, Eco Brooklyn, and the client, that we may be able to help turn into reality. The schematic of this global model earthship shows an additional greenhouse that will provide greater temperature stabilization, which would be better suited to New York’s climate, and will provide additional grow space as well. The earthship will of course be capable of functioning independently from the grid. As a Brooklyn Green Contractor, this is a great project that we are excited to be involved with.


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  1. Georges - October 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Hi. These ideas are wonderfull. Do you think this can be possible in a cold region like Quebec City in Canada ?

  2. Deborah Binder - September 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – We are building an Earthship in Manhattan

    On an empty lot between Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side, a local long time NYC resident wants to build a radically sustainable home called an Earthship. An Earthship is a fully independent home that heats and cools itself without fossil fuel. It also harvests its own electricity and water and contains and treats it’s own sewage. It makes use of by products of modern society (reclaimed/repurposed materials) for many of the construction materials and it produces a fair amount of food. Imagine if many buildings in NYC did this. The current strain on all public utility systems would be lifted and people would be more secure during events like the hurricane of recent history.

    The Earthship has been built all over the globe (often for disaster relief projects in Haiti and the Philippines and more) and is well presented at . It is the brain child of Architect Michael Reynolds based in Taos, New Mexico.

    Reynolds explains…
    “The idea here is to make many buildings in the cities reach up to the sun like sunflowers encountering natural phenomena for utilities rather than trying manufacture and deliver utilities at the extreme cost of the health of the planet and the quality of life of the people”

    The result here is the first of many “Earthships in the sky” sitting atop multi-story towers leaving ground spaces open and light while lifting the living spaces up to the energy that comes to us free from the sun. The concept in it’s early phases got favorable reviews from the Community Board 3 and now owner and architect are moving forward with an evolved version.

    Michael Reynolds will be presenting the idea along with an all day sustainable building workshop on the Earthship concepts at the New School auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY on November 1, 2014.

    See for more or contact Deborah binder at

    Earthship in the Sky NYC

  3. Greg Todd - April 10, 2014 at 10:43 am

    We’re planning a similar greenhouse for Imani Garden at 1680 Pacific St at Schenectady in Brooklyn. I’d love to collaborate with your project. Where are you based?

  4. Michael B - February 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Ditto RA

  5. Up the RA - December 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous earthship pics. I saved them to my collection for ideas and inspiration for when I get around to designing and building one. thx

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