The Earthship idea has been developed and refined for over 30 years. It started with an American architect called Michael Reynolds who started building his alternative buildings in the deserts of Taos, New Mexico. The Earthship is an all-encompassing off the grid building that provides: heating, cooling, electric power, drinking water, water heating, vegetable production and sewage treatment in one self sustained unit.
At Zen Quest we spend most of our time outside enjoying some of the most beautiful natural environments on earth. We love these places and want to help conserve and protect them and pass on to our clients our enthusiasm for natural building and environmental technology. Here in China the pace of change is staggeringly fast, we have seen small villages turn into popular tourist destinations in only a few years. This brings litter and pollution as buildings are flung up with seemingly reckless abandon, ancient trees are replaced with concrete and steel as the greedy developers cannot see beyond their short term profits. Bill Gates on his blog in December 2014 shared an astonishing statistic from Vaclav Smils book Making the Modern World: China has used more cement in the last 3 years than America has in over 100 years.