Custom Designs

 A custom Earthship is the most expensive and time consuming approach.

These are possible in any climate and can include any and all of our various inventions and ideas over the years. They can be built and will function in any climate. Money is the only barrier in this scenario. Many people want a custom Earthship but their budgets says otherwise.

Design is the first step in a custom Earthship. This phase can cost $10,000 or more. Construction drawings are next and depending on the size and degree of customization, these drawings can cost from $15,000 to $50,000. Construction itself would start at around $250 per square foot and go up from there. Custom buildings take much more time in every phase and time is money. There is no limit to what can be done in a custom Earthship, however, we can hardly make them perform any better than our common models as they are designed for performance. So... a custom Earthship is worth it if you want what you want.

We must realize that we, the users of the vessel (the home), are part of the vessel. This is much the same as we, the users of the Earth, are part of the earth. The Earthship is a participant in the prevailing systems of planet earth. It causes no conflict, no stress, no depletion, no trauma to the planet earth.

Just as the human body is a result of the various systems that support it -
(circulatory systems, nervous systems, respiratory systems, etc...) so must the Earthship be a product of the systems that support it. In view of this, we have made the Earthship systems both understandable and available to the common everyday human. Systems are generally 25 percent of the construction cost of a home, providing little to no utility bills every month.


Designed to meet Standard Building Codes.

All of our construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements. Earthship Biotecture cannot guarantee your plans will qualify for a building permit. That is because before granting a permit, building code departments sometimes require changes or additions to architectural plans that have been submitted.

Once we mail your final plans to you and you find they require changes for a building permit, we will do them for you at our normal hourly rates.

After you receive your plans and you require modifications, including a redesign of your project or value engineering, Earthship Biotecture reserves the right to charge an additional fee to make these changes. Please note that we mail you your final plans only after you have reviewed them and given us your approval.

Earthships can provide you with tax incentives and a higher resale value.

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Construction Drawings

Designed to meet Standard Building Codes.
Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide you with what you need to survive, with 'modern' amenities, if desired.

- Simple Survival Earthship
- Packaged Earthship
- Vaulted Global Earthship
- Custom Options

Contact Us for Details phone: 575-751-0462

Global Earthship
Studio -- $5,000 click to purchase
One bedroom -- $6,000 click to purchase
Two bedroom -- $7,000 click to purchase
Three bedroom -- $8,000 click to purchase

- 30 pages in color, two sets.
- 11 x 17, includes five CAD views.
- Includes details for trusses and vigas, two hours of free follow up consultation and one 'Ground Up' DVD
- Changes or custom modifications are available at hourly rates.

About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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