Sustainable building

south-viewThe earthship concept is a prime example of environmentally friendly and sustainable building and living. All environmental aspects are taken into consideration in this innovative yet simple (low tech) building concept. The reuse of existing materials in the construction phase as well as clean energy usage with zero or near-zero CO2 emissions, minimizes environmental impact.

The reuse of mostly locally available materials further allows for the cost of building these types of houses to stay as low and affordable as possible.

In Olst, Vereniging Aardehuis Oost Nederland has realised a unique European project: an eco-district of 23 earthships plus a number of related projects and enterprises.

An earthship is an almost entirely self-sufficient building constructed from locally available raw and recycled materials.