In a world grappling with the environmental impact of traditional home construction, Geoship emerges as a beacon of hope, solving critical challenges posed by the standard American development model (SAD model). Founded in 2015 by Morgan Bierschenk and Bas Kools, Geoship is on a mission to revolutionize homebuilding, offering a profound alternative that combines affordability, sustainability, and climate resilience.
Geoship addresses the pitfalls of conventional home development head-on. The startup is dedicated to combating the exorbitant costs, excessive embodied carbon, and climate vulnerability associated with traditional construction. Geoships stand out by utilizing bioceramic panels that require 90% less embodied carbon compared to standard homes, making them an eco-conscious choice.
Affordability is a cornerstone of Geoship’s ethos. Building a Geoship costs at least 50% less once panel scale is achieved. Moreover, once erected, these innovative homes boast energy efficiency levels tenfold greater than their counterparts. Geoships are engineered to withstand natural disasters, from fires and floods to earthquakes and hurricanes, offering a climate-resilient sanctuary.
The inception of Geoship came after Morgan Bierschenk’s transformative journey from a corporate career to life aboard a sailboat. Following years of exploration, Bierschenk harnessed his passion for ceramic cement to co-found Geoship with Bas Kools, a visionary Dutch designer. The result is a renaissance in homebuilding that aligns with healing the planet.
After years of devoted research into bioceramic panels, Geoship reached a significant milestone with the construction of a prototype dome—a tangible proof of concept. Presently, the company is diligently developing manufacturing processes and expanding its team to fulfill the dreams of over 10,000 pre-ordering customers eagerly anticipating their Geoships.
Geoship draws inspiration from Tesla’s transformative impact on the auto industry. Just as Tesla revolutionized transportation, Geoship is committed to democratizing sustainable housing. The startup echoes Tesla’s innovative spirit, embarking on an ‘Earthshot’ mission to make the best homes on earth also the most affordable ones. With a vision to manufacture one million homes annually, Geoship aspires to reshape the housing landscape.
Geoship’s future envisions a world where hundreds of thousands of individuals, families, and communities embrace Geoships as their sustainable havens. These homes will empower residents to lead low-carbon lifestyles in harmony with nature and one another. As Geoship thrives, it will continue to spearhead a housing revolution, embodying the principles of affordability, sustainability, and resilience that are crucial for a thriving planet.