three earthship systems books

Pangea Builders Earthship Store

earthship books, textbooks, school workshops, construction drawings, shirts as well as pumps, filters, solar panels, batteries, light bulbs and more… Read More

Ambler floorplan tiny earthship

Pennsylvania Earthship Builders School

1 What is an Earthship? An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials (such as earth-packed tires). Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate (with a permit) and still provide electricity,

Passive House Diagram

Heating & Cooling

Warm in the Winter.
Cool in the Summer.… Read More

catchwater cistern interior

Water: Fresh, Potable, Drinking Water

We live in a time when many parts of our planet are experiencing water shortages. The volume of water on this planet is finite while human population increases. As we gauge the depletion of our aquifers and the increase in

greywater planter

Liquid Waste Water Treatment

Sanitary Containment, Treatment and Distribution. Flush toilets with treated Greywater. Improves conventional systems without replacement.… Read More

retrofit and remodel conventional buildings

Retrofit / Remodel Existing Buildings

Turn an existing building
into a sustainable building.… Read More

Pangea Builders sustainable buildingsPassive House, Earthships & Custom Buildings.
Retrofit, Renovations & Remodels, Websites and Business Solutions.

Pangea Builders is an educational and research organization providing sustainable buildings for residential, commercial and government use.

We are available for projects small and large. New builds, custom builds and renovations & remodels. Pangea Builders offers a comprehensive suite of community development services that allow individuals, communities, and cities to completely thrive as independently as possible.

Pangea Builders provides turnkey buildings that provide for all basic needs. Residential, Commercial, Government. Heightened comfort and self-sufficiency lead to real independence, and the result is a truly sustainable interdependence. 



Self-sustaining, can be totally off-grid, modern homes constructed from locally-sourced, reclaimed materials. Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide comfort, electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Passive House

The passive house design is ultra-insulated, sealed tight and can have some or all earthship systems: electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

Custom (Green & Conventional)

Conventional building layouts using sustainable materials and system. Looks like a conventional home, but acts like an earthship. Can include some or all of the earthship systems: electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. Craftsman designs, Colonial designs, Standard American Homes designs an more.


  • Off-grid with grid-intertie for both power and water. One or All of these systems can be added to any kind of building. All designs and building types can include some or all of these systems:
    catch water
    sustainable food production
    greywater planters
    contained sewage treatment planters


Green building

Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. Green building is also known as a sustainable or high performance building.

Some practices, such as using local and renewable materials or passive solar design, date back millennia, The Anasazi in the Southwest built entire villages so that all the homes received solar heat in the winter. The contemporary green building movement arose out of the need and desire for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly building practices. The oil price increases of the 1970s spurred significant research and activity to improve energy efficiency and find renewable energy sources. This, combined with the environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s, led to the earliest experiments with contemporary green building.