At the top of Suncatcher Way
Geoff and Sue Stone came to Earthaven years ago with visions of building a typically Southwestern, passive solar “earthship” as their environmentally sustainable home. After experimenting with techniques by building a community root cellar in the Village Center, they went on to create this ranch-style two-bedroom casita in our Upper Rosy Branch Terraces neighborhood with great determination and stylistic flair. Earthships utilize old tires rammed full of earth for well-insulated, low cost wall systems. Cement and earth plasters create the exterior finished look. Solar gain is a major feature of the Stones’ earthship, and construction has already begun to frame a grape arbor for additional shade in the summer months.
earthship, Geoff, root cellar, solar gain, Sue Stone, upper rosy branch