One of the reasons for making Earthship Karuna is to demonstrate that it is possible to create a beautiful, even breathtaking home that is truly green and sustainable in every aspect of the build.
Whilst there are many green options that can be plugged into a traditional home, an Earthship is a complete approach to sustainable building and living.
There is no other model that comes close to the performance that an Earthship can offer. That is why Earthship Karuna is billed as a luxury home with an extremely low carbon footprint for the build process and an even lower environmental impact over the decades of the life of the building.
100% self sufficient. With NO heating or cooling system, and 100's of years of use, Earthships allow true sustainable living. Earthship Karuna is powered by a 1Kw solar photo-voltaic power system. I have a generator as backup but have not had to use it, even during the most cloudy days and weeks. I use a full range of electrical gadgets, but all carefully selected for their performance as well as power efficiency. Water is heated by solar collectors and stored in super insulated tanks. On most days water is piped in at around 70 degrees and is perfect for a hot bath at no cost.