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 drawings and permit set drawings to get a permit to build your beautiful green building. Our prices are more affordable than anywhere else. In most cases we can provide stamped drawings by an engineer.
The risk of living in an earthship tire building would be several orders of magnitude lower than the risk posed by activities such as living in a house with new carpet, eating peanut butter, driving a car, or smoking cigarettes.
Our most universal model for the developed world is the Global Model. It can be modified for almost any climate and comes in many sizes. It can also come in custom sizes.
Two-bedroom, Two-bathroom Vaulted Global Model Earthship. The latest Earthship design. Better, more efficient in terms of performance and construction.
The Simple Survival Model Earthship evolved from the very basic prototype we constructed in Haiti. The purpose of the original Haiti build was to reevaluate the concept of necessity.
A very simple and economical version of the Earthship concept in terms of construction and building. Pre-designed drawings and partially prefabricated construction packages available.
Each tire bale measures approximately 5’x5’x2-1/2′ high, with approximately 120 compressed tires. They weigh about 1 ton each, and are stacked like bricks. All tire bale walls can go up on 2 – 3 days.
A Typical Tire Bale Earthship at 2,200 square feet will use approximately 20,000 tires.
In the earthship building process, scrap tires rammed full of compacted earth are used to construct building walls. It is also possible to construct building walls from compacted bales of scrap tires, or tire bales.
The same method for building structural walls in buildings can be applied when building retaining walls made with rammed earth encased in steel-belted rubber. Depending on the load the retaining wall is retaining, the batter and other adjustments should be considered.