Definition of Earthship in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəːθʃɪp/


  • 1The earth, regarded figuratively as a ship travelling through the heavens, space, etc.

  • 2Science Fiction
    A spacecraft belonging to or originating from the planet earth.

  • 3US A type of house designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, characterized by extreme energy efficiency and the use of recycled and natural building materials such as used tyres packed with earth.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Annual Review and History of Literature. From earth + ship.