Step By Step Earthship Construction in Normandy

Further to our recent Earthship post, I’m adding this nice step-by-step video for good measure. We’ve put it at the end of the earlier post as well for your convenience.

Rhamis Kent

Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E. '95) and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design. He has previously worked for the renowned American inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen at DEKA Research & Development, with subsequent engineering work ranging from medical device research and development to aerospace oriented mechanical design. After taking an interest in the design science of Permaculture, he sought extended training with permaculture expert and educator Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. This led to his involvement with design work connected to the development of Masdar City in UAE after Mr. Lawton and his consulting company (Permaculture Sustainable Consultancy Pty. Ltd.) were contracted by AECOM/EDAW to identify solutions which fit the challenging zero emissions/carbon neutral design constraint of the project.


  1. “Rather than the home thought of as only a shelter, we need to begin to redefine the home as a potential ‘provider’. The result will be our own increased well-being as well as the future well-being of planet Earth.”

    – Shane Smith, Author

  2. Seems workable as a greenhouse, this approach seems incredibly labor intensive for the actual sq footage & functionality provided. And wouldn’t there be persistent smell of mud/dirt? Please enlighten me. We must find something to do with all the trash we create.

    There were/are some models in New Mexico that were nominally more expensive yet were designed to compete with ‘traditional’ housing. I forget the NM architect’s name but he’s nationally-known.

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