Building Green

Earthship designs for self sustaining life

At Camp Kalakala we will adopt Michael Reynolds practices everywhere it is possible. An Earthship is a brand of passive solar earth shelter that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires, pioneered by architect Michael Reynolds. Earthships are […]

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Adobe building methods supercharged by Nader Khalili

SuperAdobe is a form of earthbag architecture developed by architect and CalEarth founder Nader Khalili. Using long sandbags (“SuperAdobe Bags”), barbed wire, on-site earth, and a few tools, Khalili devised a revolutionary building system that […]

Building Green

Geothermal energy for every building

Geothermal energy is largely used in two distinct ways – to heat homes and other buildings or to create electricity. The first is the best-known and easiest to understand. Geothermal heat pumps transfer the moderate […]