Sustainable Design Group
Pioneers in high performance homes since 1973

Earth Homes

The Earth Home system is a fully integrated building system, using local materials to meet all the needs of the occupants for comfort, water, sanitary waste, electricity, hot water and cooking, without the need for central power, water or sewer. The Earth Home is fully integrated into the natural energy flows and organic processes of the local environment to meet the life support needs of the occupants. Earth Home uses the sun to heat the home, heat water, cook food and to generate electricity. Clean rain water is collected and stored for drinking and bathing. Kitchen and toilet waste is composted to rich fertilizer for the family garden. The Earth Home is a very flexible building system that uses local natural resources-soil and agricultural waste to build homes, schools, clinics and other low rise buildings. In addition, the Earth Home system is very easy to build with unskilled labor and perfect for owner builders or volunteer housing projects. As a result, the Earth Home system produces buildings that are: Durable, hurricane proof, earthquake proof comfortable, healthy, affordable, fire proof, termite proof, energy efficient, self sufficient and environmentally sustainable.

We have built Earth Homes all around the world and in the US.