Pennsylvania Off-Grid Earthship Building Project Launched for Sustainable Living

Sustainability Now will be covering the progress of two Pangea Builders Earthship projects in Ambler and Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. The sustainable construction projects are ideal opportunities for volunteers to learn essential sustainable construction techniques.


Collingswood, United States – October 3, 2018 /NewsNetwork/ —

Sustainability Now, a Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to the promotion of sustainable environmental solutions, announced that it will be covering the one-month Earthship off-grid sustainable living and construction projects under way in Ambler and Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. The media company will launch blog posts, podcasts and other materials to cover the latest developments related to the two projects implemented by Pangea Builders, the Earthship construction company specializing in sustainable systems and designs. Their construction projects and workshops aim to promote off-grid living – a lifestyle which is both environmentally responsible and cost-effective.

Sustainability Now is providing extensive coverage of the Earthship projects via podcast and blog posts at

Earthship homes are designed to be their own biospheres, meaning that they recycle their wastewater, generate their energy and produce their own food. These constructions are made of both natural and repurposed materials – including bottles, cans and recycled tires – making them an ideal and eco-friendly alternative to traditional home construction methods. Additionally, since they involve simple technologies and straightforward construction techniques, these homes can be built by anyone with elementary training in the principles of Earthship construction.

The Ambler project is an important breakthrough in terms of official recognition of off-grid building. The “Tiny Earthship” greenhouse project in Ambler is the first structure that uses rammed earth tires as a structural wall to receive a building permit within a major US city, opening the way for future large-scale adoption of this sustainable building method. This construction approach is also environmentally responsible since it prevents used tires from being buried in landfills.

Pangea CEO, Jonah Reynolds, said: “This is a significant achievement. It is a major step forward for all future Earthship projects in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.”

With an internal area of approximately 300 square feet, the Ambler tiny Earthship is 50% larger than a standard tiny home. Its walls integrate earth-filled tires and “bottle bricks,” a construction material consisting of two cut bottle bottoms taped together to form solid cylinders around which concrete is poured. This combination of materials ensures optimal thermal efficiency and contributes to the creation of a sculptural, aesthetically appealing exterior.

Volunteers are enthusiastically invited to participate in both the Ambler and Tamaqua, PA projects. More information about volunteering can be requested by contacting Mira Rubin at Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools, including sledge hammers, wireless drills, shovels, hammers, gloves and safety glasses.

Anyone interested in learning more about Earthship building can register for the workshop organized by Pangea Builders from September 19 through October 17. The company provides weekly, daily and full-month training for participants, allowing them to contribute to the development of both projects: the Earthship greenhouse in Ambler and the development of a greywater and blackwater project for a sustainable retreat center in Tamaqua. Workshop registration is available online at

About Sustainability Now:

Sustainability Now is a podcast and blog “dedicated to exploring technologies and paradigms to shape a world that works.” Co founder and podcast host Mira Rubin is a local resident of Elkins Park, PA. With the first site in Ambler being a short fifteen-minute drive away, she is using the opportunity to provide full coverage of the building project on the Sustainability Now official website.

Interested parties can find more information by visiting the above-mentioned websites.

Contact Info:
Name: Mira Rubin
Organization: Sustainability Now
Address: 703 Lees Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108, United States
Phone: +1-267-205-0245

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