Due to a variety of reasons the Waiheke earthship has had a change of tack .
We’re hoping instead to join the Awaawaroa ecovillage (still on Waiheke) where we can be part of a mostly off-grid community of like minded folk The opportunity to collaborate with other community members and have a share in a rural property with more space for food production has contributed to this new direction. Building an earthship on Waiheke is still on the cards, however just not at the location we started off with.
In the meantime, here is a brilliant opportunity for anyone who wants to build on what we started. The house site we are moving on from is elevated with perfect northerly aspect, sea views and a native bush reserve right next door. It comes with house plans for a split –level modified earthship with 2 bedrooms, bathroom and greenhouse frontage on lower level and large open plan kitchen-dining, bathroom and master bedroom with ensuite on the upper level, designed by the same people that designed Gus and Sarah’s place. As the Coromandel earthship has shown, earthships can be beautiful stylish and modern with kiwi style indoor-outdoor flow, and able to pass Council approval for building consent. The house plans are at the stage where they are ready to be progressed to detailed design stage, or perhaps modified if a different configuration should be desired by the new owners.
Getting to this point has involved a lot of design work and an approved resource consent, which we hope will not be wasted. Please help us spread the word as we hope we can find someone else to take up where we left off and capitalise on this awesome opportunity!
The land goes up for auction on Feb 14th so be quick and check it out.
There are two sections side by side for sale and the earthship plans go across both 85 and 87 Trig Hill Rd but the building is designed to that most of it sits on #87.
Paul Brisbane is helping us with the sale process and has copies of the topo survey geotech report and resource consent for anyone that is seriously interested. Please don’t send queries via earthship nz – contact Paul Brisbane at email@example.com
Liz Ross and Dana Darwin