‘My house is no different than yours’: Earthship house now four years underway in Westminster.

For the past four years, John Grant has been building an Earthship on 12 acres of land in Westminster West.

Earthships are a newly emerging architectural style of off-the-grid building that utilizes solar energy and upcycled materials to create an energy-efficient, self-sustaining and affordable house.

Grant’s Earthship is a replica of the building style developed by Earthship’s New Mexico-based founder, Michael Reynolds. In fact, Grant took Reynolds’ internship program to learn the fundamentals of sustainable design.

The Earthship in Westminster is not Grant’s first; he has already worked on two others in Burlington and Canada. He expects to finish his home next summer after being slowed down by COVID-era costs and building delays.

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