A week ago today I was in another world. A world of dirt, of tires, of mud, of sunshine & rain, of
dreadlocks, solar heated showers and people who crazy enough to pay good money to do hard manual labor for 6 – 8 hours a day in rain or shine.
I was in the fringe of society, at the edge of the world, unexpectedly stoked while flying by the seat of my pants and worshiping every minute. In a word, I was home.
If you haven’t ever heard of an Earthship you’re not alone as they are just starting to enter mainstream culture thanks to the founders tireless work at perfecting his off the grid solution to our societies housing, climate, food and water problems that are so prevalent in so much of the world. An Earthship, simply put, is an off the grid, solar powered, rainwater harvesting, nearly carbon zero footprint house that you can build yourself for a fraction of the cost of a traditional house. Ok that wasn’t simply put but that’s about as succinct as one can get when describing these singularly fascinating dwellings.
Seven days ago I was in another world and it’s taken me a week to even begin to process the entire experience.
Join me as I attempt to catalyze my experience into words.