October 31, 2021
About 30 years ago, Annie and Jay Warmke decided to build an Earthship (a home made of tires, cans, bottles, mud and recycled materials) in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Over the years, nearly 40,000 people have visited and normally come loaded with dozens of questions.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of some of the frequently asked questions about the good, the bad and the ugly of living in a house made of trash.
October 24, 2021
So you have decided to build your dream cabin out in the woods and sit out the Zombie Apocalypse. So how would you design your lifestyle so that the utilities you consume are reliable, safe and gentle on the planet?
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the various utility systems options for water harvesting, waste disposal, heating and cooling, electricity and even communications.
October 17, 2021
Many people dream of the day they can buy themselves a dozen acres out in the country, build their little cabin, raise some tomatoes and let the world drift by with all its craziness and insane stimulation. Surprisingly few actually turn that dream into reality.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the process and pitfalls of locating and purchasing that little patch of paradise - and how to make the odds a bit better that that dream will not turn into a nightmare.
October 11, 2021
Solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. It currently produces about 2% of the US electricity - but is anticipated to generate as much as 30% within a decade. And as is true with any large industry - it will create its share of problems.
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of the environmental problems the growth of solar energy will generate for our planet - from mineral extraction, to pollution during manufacturing, to how to deal with the waste stream when the systems grow old and fail.
October 3, 2021
Nearly 30 years ago Annie and Jay Warmke quit their high-paying corporate jobs, sold their suburban home, and moved to the hills of Appalachia to build a home out of tires and mud. The goal was to live a carbon neutral – or even a negative carbon lifestyle.
Many of the over 35,000 people who have visited Blue Rock Station over the years have asked - “What made you do such a crazy thing? And how did you manage it?”
Join Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a discussion of their experience moving towards a sustainable lifestyle and the lessons learned over 30 years of living in a house made of trash.