Building upon their success with Earthships: Building a Zero Carbon Future for Homes, Kevin Telfer and Mischa Hewitt are to write a follow-up book whose working title is Earthships: Lessons from European Pioneers.
This is a fantastic development for Earthships in New Zealand as it plans to harvest the data that has been collected from the number of Earthships now built in Europe. Amongst the questions it will seek to address, the key one as Kevin puts it is:
Perhaps most significantly, we ask whether the earthship concept, extensively trialled in the dry hot/cold climate of New Mexico has translated effectively into different climates. And we discuss whether earthships really do deliver on the dream they promise — a low-cost, low carbon, self-sufficient home.
It will be published in 2012 by IHS BRE Press.