facebook instagram pinterest youtube
  Laura Davies Art  

Earthship Get Started Book

exterior dome blossom book 512.jpg

Ever dreamt of building your own eco friendly home? Don't know where to start? How to buy land let alone navigate through the planning permission process?

Our Get Started On Your Own Earthship Book walks you through the process of buying land and getting the planning and building permissions to start your very own dream home.

Whether it's an earthship, a straw bale, a cob house or a simple container conversion. Start with this book to help ease you into the buying land and planning process with confidence and the questions you need to ask first.

Even if you're wanting to build in other countries or Provinces. It will give you a good idea of what to expect in general and therefore what to allow for when planning your own build anywhere in the world.

In 2014 Dave and I, our 5 cats, 3 chickens and a guinea pig moved into the earthship home we built in the only semi desert in Europe - the extraordinary Tabernas steppe, home to Mini Hollywood.

It took 7 years to build and 7 years to obtain the planning permission.

We wrote a blog all through the build and invited volunteers and visitors to come and learn with us to help them build their own earthship eco home.

Then, by popular request, we published this book available as a pdf.

It's by donation as we want to make it available to all budgets. Your donations go towards the Keep It Wild project protecting wild lands for the bees in this beautiful area. We're really grateful for anything you can give.

Making a donation of at least £10 for the book qualifies you for our free up close and personal Q&A service via email or Skype. This is where you get to ask us any and as many questions as you like about our earthship build.


You can make a secure donation via Paypal without having an account with them

Bottle sunburst earthship entrance

what people are saying...

“Thanks to the booklet and Laura's and partner's advice we have a much better overview of the procedures, pitfalls and what we can expect. It's priceless knowledge from the people who have already gone through the whole process and thanks to them the path for us is much clearer.

They shared with us many pieces of information (which are not easily found elsewhere) about living in Spain, in rural areas, about local authorities and current property situation, law, water, about people, etc. They inspired us a lot and put our planning in the right direction. We highly recommend getting in touch with Laura and her partner who patiently answered all of our questions. We are truly grateful for their time.” - Karolina and Bart

“Thanks very much for the Earthship planning guide which I downloaded from you in December. That along with the Michael Reynolds documentaries have inspired my girlfriend and me to do something similar.” - John

keep up to date with news from the earthship studio


get the book


You can make a secure donation via Paypal without having an account with them

Please note: We manually email the pdf booklet to you so there may be a time delay between the Paypal transaction and you receiving it. We aim to get it to you within 24 hrs but if you haven't received it within 2 days and have checked your spam folder in case it's in there, email us with alternative contact info - because if your email provider is bouncing our emails we need another way to get in touch with you.

The Keep It Wild Project

  © laura davies art 2015 - 2024 sitemap | login | privacy policy/terms and conditions