Earthship Landing in Philly
LoveLovingLove Inc., a nonprofit serving the Philadelphia region with a mission to heal impoverished communities in Philadelphia through holistic health education and love, has been working with Earthship builder, lecturer and designer Jonah Reynolds for the past five years to build an Earthship in an urban environment. The project’s goal is to revitalize low-income areas into sustainable communities by outfitting them with Earthships. The Philadelphia Earthship will be used as a school to teach others how to build the design and embrace the principles.
The Earthship, developed by world-renowned architect Michael Reynolds, is a building that encompasses six basic design principles: thermal/solar heating and cooling, solar and wind electricity, contained sewage treatment, building with natural and recycled materials, water harvesting and food production.
“LoveLovingLove has been educating the city about the design, and now we are ready to build it,” says Rashida Ali-Campbell, founder of LoveLovingLove Inc., adding that the organization has received all of the approvals it needs to move forward. “All we need now is land.” The organization currently seeks a real estate attorney to help with land donations and volunteers for the actual build.
For more information visit Earthship.com/Pennsylvania and LoveLovingLove.org.