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Help build the first urban biofueled and solar powered Earthship in Philadelphia. This project seeks to educate and invigorate Philly!

Help build the first urban biofueled and solar powered Earthship in Philadelphia. This project seeks to educate and invigorate Philly! Read more
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Donate today! Your contributions will go towards funding the Solar/biofuels, Electricity & Hot Water System for the first Urban Earthship Demonstration & Education Center in West Philadelphia.

Solar panels, batteries, charge controller, water heater, and other components essential to sustainable systems will be purchased with your donations. We need about $25,000. We have really awesome gifts for the supporters of this project!

Your donation will support our efforts to invigorate and educate the Philadelphia community. This is just the first project in a series intended to empower Philadelphia residents to build housing for themselves that will dramatically lower their monthly expenses.

Too many communities in Philadelphia (and the World) are feeling the economic crunch that defines our times. This project aims to provide citizens with the skills necessary to take control of the expenses that diminish their quality of life. Help us to build a better future for these Philadelphians!

The Philadelphia Earthship is the first Earthship built in a major U.S city, making it the first urban Earthship in America. Location: 675 N 41st St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Earthship Philly
Earthship Philly

LoveLovingLove Inc., and local organizations are working to transform vacant land, abandoned homes and illegally dumped tires into profit generating real estate, benefiting low income neighborhoods via green buildings education, ‘green’ job-training, and neighborhood food production.

Philadelphia Earthship Embassy
The Philadelphia Earthship will serve as an Embassy of Sustainability. The public can visit, learn, experience, garden, tour, watch movies, attend lectures and learn to build these Earthship homes.

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We need materials!

The following list of materials is what we need to build this building. If you have any of this or know where we can acquire any of this via donation, etc. please contact us via this email address: lovelovinglove@gmail.com

Cement Mixing Cement mixer Sand Cement Engineering Fibers Gravel: 1” – 2” aggregate metal lathe 3’x8’ buckets wheel barrels

Steel 5/8” x 20’ lengths x40 (maybe a few more) stir-ups

Beams Trusses – engineered

Plywood 1/2” CDX x25 5/8” CDX x 20

Trex 2”x6”x16’

Pine 2”x6”x16’ etc.

Roofing Propanel (price these pieces)

Botanical Planter Cells EPDM 10’x50’ x4 rolls 6 mil plastic 20’x50’ (10 rolls) peat moss bags 24” x 36” x4 drainage rock x1 load

Water Cisterns – 1700 gallons x2 Straw Bales x135 PVC 3” dia., etc. gutter

Comfort polyurethane Insulation 4”x4’x8’ x300 Cooling Tubes windows batt insulation skylights door boxes and window boxes

Floors remesh 6”x6” 2,500 sf

Operations 5k generator aluminum cans – 60 large trash bags glass bottles and bottle bricks rebar cutter scaffolding sledgehammers shovels picks levels 4’ power tools ladders sawhorses tapes plastering tools tie wire screws air compresor gloves anchor bolts 1/2” x 8” layout string liquid nails x30 tubes iso screws 5” butyl tape x20 rolls clear caulking x40 tubes

Components pv panels batteries inverter, etc. filters, pumps, etc. cabinets: kitchen bathroom, office, closet water fixtures: toilet, sinks, etc. light fixtures

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    Customized, organic Earthship T-shirt, the Fridge Magnet and the Bumper Sticker!
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    All previous rewards. New Solutions Earthship Movie DVD.

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    Earthship Calendar, a tour of an Earthship site and all previous awards. Includes pictures from the project and the shirt indicates your support.

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    2-hour verbal Earthship consultation for personal project ideas and all previous awards. Includes pictures from the project and the shirt indicates your support.

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    Have your name on the supporter's wall on the exterior of the building. Also includes all previous rewards.

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    East Coast Earthship School Attendance Certificate. This certificate can be used by you or as a gift for someone else to sign up for any session of their choosing. (save as much as $1500!)

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    What sort of consultation do you need? A set of construction drawings? Advice or site visit? Give us a call and we can set you up.

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