After a disaster The people immediately need potable water, sanitary liquid waste treatment and strong shelter.
We provide this to the people, very quickly.  

Fully off-grid buildings that are super sustainable, able to withstand disasters and can be built by the people and Provide potable water.

  1. On-site healthy/sanitary liquid waste treatment. (2 days)
  2. Solar and/or wind power for electricity. (5 days)
  3. Strong architecture ready to withstand future disasters. (10 days)
  4. Teach the local populace. We bring in as many locals as we can to teach how to continue to build these buildings and systems. (14 days)
  5. Phase I, a small building is complete in two weeks. (14 days)
  6. Phase II, a community center building, complete in two months. (30 days)

Some of our disaster relief projects… Haiti earthquake

  • Andaman Islands (1,000 miles east of mainland India)
  • Hurricane Katrina: Mexicali
  • Lakota/Siox Reservation
  • Malawi, Africa
  • Sierra Leone

We are ready to go. We have been doing this for over 30 years. The Pangea Builders crew consists of experts and professionals in their fields for decades. We need a container or two full of building materials delivered to the building site.

We send a crew of 12 to build and teach the locals how to do this allowing the locals to continue and provide for themselves… with the goal of us not being needed is such a capacity anymore, the locals can take care of themselves.

We build a one or two small buildings at first as teaching tools and to show the people what this is all about.

If we have more containers and a large budget, we can build a large building as a community center and build many smaller buildings to serve the people and the needs of their communities.


Drawings of projects, potential designs for St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and all other areas hit by the recent hurricanes. These buildings are designed as a ‘first response’ to help the people as fast as possible.

The people immediately need potable water, sanitary liquid waste treatment and strong shelter.
We can provide this to the people, very quickly.


These drawings are from the Haiti disaster relief after the devastating earthquake.

  • Within two days we had a flush toilet with sanitary liquid waste treatment.
  • Within one week we had potable water available.
  • By two weeks, we had the building enclosed providing electricity.

This design can be replicated to support hundreds and thousands of people.


These buildings require no foundation, yet are super strong.

The walls are made of rammed earth encased in steel belted rubber (tires).

These walls can support a tremendous amount of weight.


disaster-relief-waste-treatmentSanitary Liquid Waster Treatment of greywater and blackwater.

This system is similar to the wetlands concept which has long been used in exterior applications for thousands of years by humans and nature.


Exterior sanitary blackwater (toilet) treatment.


Very small power system. This provides electricity for lights and phone charging.

Off-Grid Builders, Earthship Home Designs

Pangea Design | Build is an educational and research organization providing sustainable buildings for residential, commercial and government use. We are specialists in Modern Off-Grid Designs, Systems and Construction.

We are dedicated to high quality, super efficient and skilled craftsmanship. Our primary goal is to provide buildings that are as sustainable as possible and as affordable as possible. We value the opportunity to work with you. Our services are based on many decades of experience on all kinds of buildings, systems and lifestyles. We offer standard designs and custom designs to make your dreams come true.

Note: We design and build all over the USA and around the world.

Construction and Permit Drawings

Earthship Floor Plans. Pangea Builders are experts at acquiring permits for passive house, earthships and any other type of green building. Included in our services are production of construction and permit set drawings to build your beautiful green building. This includes Earthships and any other type of floor plan layout for off-grid living.

Off-grid floor plans and Custom drawings for Earthships and all other types of floor plans, layouts and custom designs. 

Pangea Design | Build can get your permit and build for you anywhere in the USA.