This application includes a complete set of Simple Survival Earthship construction drawings, materials lists, operations and more
Ratings and Reviews
I Love Earthships ....
I really like the idea of this App - to have everthing necessary for a simple survival Earthships in one handy place for learning and reference. Unfortunately the plans and construction drawings are way too small to see details (and I use the app on an iPad where the size is doubled). Many pages with instructions (text with or without pics) have a dark gray title bar and another bar for navigation - both cover up information I really would like to see and read. I understand that one does not want to give away material which was sold for 1000 USD for the 10 USD of an app. But then the description should say "we give you plans, but you cannot read them" ;-) I really, really hope there will be an updated version which makes the plans and drawings at least readable.
Also: This app does not really contain all the text and drawings - you need an Internet connection to download them. Sitting in a remote area, wanting to build an Earthship and then realizing you need an Internet connection to see the stuff which you paid already for is not a good experience....
Why isn’t this app VIRAL yet?
I’m a big fan of Earthships. I think it’s one of the few unarguable concepts for rehabilitating our ailing planet and helping people escape the bureaucratical tyranny of the power grid. It also empowers owner builders and supports society to move towards a more village based economy which I believe is the remedy to capitalism. That being said, the information in this app is tremendously valuable. Entire construction drawing sets from which a builder could literally build their own Earthship. There’s even a “Thinking” section which adds levity to the content density of this app. Mike Reynold’s philosophizing is a nice garnish. I would like to see an audiobook so I can listen while driving.
The app does have some quirks but I think these are easily dismissible as I assume whomever is behind the scenes compiling this app at Earthship headquarters is not a professional UX designer.
Regardless, good work team Earthship! Keep it up!
Great app for the price!
For $10 you get a lot of information from this app. There are several design types included and each type would normally cost $5,000 or more. The drawings are well detailed and the pictures show even more information. I've already taken a set of drawings to my building inspector and he's approved my plans! You should know (and the app explains this), that to zoom in or print the plans you'll need to download Google photos. You can zoom and print from that app once you download specific drawings to it. Anyone interested in building a smaller size earthship (500-1,200 square feet) should get this app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.