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Learn how to live free, build an Earthship! The worlds' most sustainable home, now a DIY paper model build-able!
Learn how to live free, build an Earthship! The worlds' most sustainable home, now a DIY paper model build-able!
Learn how to live free, build an Earthship! The worlds' most sustainable home, now a DIY paper model build-able!
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Earthships are the world's most self-sustainable homes, providing their inhabitants with everything they need with no monthly bills. They are most famous for being built with recycled materials such as tires, cans and glass bottles. 

They use a unique combination of techniques that utilize the natural phenomenon of the planet, instead of using fossil fuels and depending on centralized systems.

 My goal is to make this information available to anyone, anywhere. 

So I created Earthship Model Kit, the easiest way to put an Earthship in anyone's hands...literally. 

Earthship Model Kit includes a 32 page full color booklet with up-to-date and easy to understand information about the 6 design principles of Earthships.  

It includes 11 pre-cut paper pieces, that you use to build your own miniature Earthship home. No scissors needed, just pop out and build! 

A tab and lock system makes the paper model easy to build and can be assembled with or without glue and tape.
A tab and lock system makes the paper model easy to build and can be assembled with or without glue and tape.

Step-by-step, fully detailed instructions make construction easy.  

All models can be combined infinitely to make your dream home, an eco-village or even an Earthship city!  

Models can be combined infinitely
Models can be combined infinitely

 All models can be combined infinitely to make your dream home, an eco-village or even an Earthship city!

Earthship village model
Earthship village model

 

 

 

  

 

Risks and challenges

Die cutting the models requires extra quality control. I will be receiving samples of the model off-the-press to make sure everything fits together like it's supposed to. If there's an issue, changes need to be made to the die which is used to manufacture the paper model. This could lead to delays in production.

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    Thank You!

    Thank You! You have our eternal gratitude! Plus your name will be printed in the thank you section of the booklet and on our website.

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    E-book

    Includes a digital version of the educational guide. Read on both desktop and mobile or use as a slideshow presentation!

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    Earthship Model

    You receive a copy of the Earthship Model Kit build-able paper model and instructions!

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    Earthship Model + Booklet

    You receive a copy of the Earthship Model Kit paper model and booklet!

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    Educational Package

    For schools and individuals looking to spread the knowledge.

    Receive 3 or more copies of Earthship Model Kit (paper model and booklet)

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    Classroom Set

    Receive 10 copies of Earthship Model Kit (paper model and booklet)

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