Earthship Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Earthship will be the first Earthship built in a major U.S city, making it the first urban Earthship in America. LoveLovingLove Inc., partnered with Earthship Biotecture, Sustainable Solutions and local organizations is working to transforn vacant land, abandoned homes and illegally dumped tires into profit generating real estate for low income neighborhoods.

Design Principles

An Earthship is a building operating by these principles:
  • Electricity: from sun and wind.
  • Water: from rain and snow.
  • Sewage:sanitary treatment.
  • Heating & Cooling: from sun and earth.
  • Food: grow inside and outside.
  • Building with Natural and Recycled Materials.


You can also volunteer to be a part of this historical process. Email us at with your area of interest!
  • Raising Awareness
  • Fundraising
  • Architectural Design
  • Media
  • The actual build (labour intensive)

Philadelphia Earthship Embassy

The Earthship will be an Embassy of Sustainability similar to the Educational Facility at Earthship HQ in Taos, New Mexico.  The public can visit, learn, experience, garden, tour, watch movies, attend lectures, and attend the Earthship Academy to learn to build these homes.  

10 thoughts on “Earthship Philadelphia

  1. Sarah Lewis says:

    I would love to help with the actual building of the earthship if help is still needed. Let me know how I can help!

  2. […] The Earthship, which is in development now at 675 N. 41st Street, will act as a Philadelphia branch for LoveLovingLove, Inc, whose mission is to heal impoverished communities with holistic health education. It also hosts programs like Operation Olive Branch, an annual award that recognizes local law enforcement districts with the lowest complaint rates. In its new Earthship office, the organization will hold healthy-living workshops for those coping with diabetes and high blood pressure. […]

  3. Alicia says:

    I would also like to help with construction.
    What is the timeline for the build?

    Thanks! Let me know how I can help as well!

  4. Nicole says:

    How can I become a part of this amazing opportunity?
    Thank you,

  5. Kat Lopez says:

    Was there last weekend lending a hand. It was Great! Can’t wait to start building. We’ll be there next time! This concept changes everything! Hello New Earth. xox.

  6. Hanford Jones says:

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  7. Sonja says:

    I was on the first crew of the earth ship people. I lost touch; I guess I got deleted from the email list. Can you add me back on the list? I didn’t realize building had begun again.

  8. chiri says:

    Hi Rashida and the LLL family,

    This is your friend from NJ.

    I just got back from attending and completing part 1 (of 3 for my certification) at the Earthship Biotecture Academy in Tao, NM with Mike Reynolds and his team. It was the most amazing experience. I’m on the path now….

    I worked with your team this past summer before attending the academy and would like to continue on the West Philly build to strengthen my knowledge and skills as an Earthship builder/embassador. Give me a call or text me when you can.

    Won’t be able to attend the up coming November 19 lecture in Philly, but keep me posted of other events. Also let me know if I can help in any other way prior to the build.


  9. Kat Lopez says:

    Rashida, I would love it if you can collaborate with Ubuntu USA. Email me.

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