For A Thriving World
Customers and the Earth become shareholders
Geoship was founded to build living environments that reconnect human communities with the natural world. The homes and villages we live in today are based upon templates created decades ago to serve the needs of a radically different era. Humankind has evolved from a dualistic worldview that turns people against each other and disconnects us from the natural world, to one of connection and interdependence.
“I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
― Joseph Campbell
The relationships between systems, people, and the material world can be redefined to generate transformative innovation. We’re developing a platform for communities to organize, align on their vision, and build the future of home.
To support our mission we’re organizing Geoship as a Multi-Stakeholder Cooperative. Ownership benefits will be distributed to customer and nature stakeholders as well as team and investor stakeholders. Our capital comes inclusively from the people, rather than exclusively from the rich. To learn more about our cooperative model, read our 2020 social purpose report.
In the beginning, we were a team of engineers and designers who dropped out to discover what was missing. Morgan lived on a wooden sailboat, Bas in a Berlin artist squat, and Adam in a handmade home on the land. While building our unconventional homes, we started thinking…
WHY — with all of our technology — are we still building with wood and nails? How does nature build protective shells? Why does it feel so good to step outside the boxes we build?
We dreamt of raising our families in a new and ancient story. One of interdependence and beauty beyond our imagination. So we founded Geoship. From 2016-2019, we occupied a century old farmhouse on an island. We explored the frontiers of nature technologies like geopolymers, synergetic geometry, and biological architecture — reconstructing home from physics first principles.
In 2020 we raised our first round of capital from over 1,700 investors. Today, our budding team is based in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California — gold country. We’re working day and night to install our first production prototype and pilot our manufacturing technology. We’re also looking ahead to breaking ground on our first automated plant on 108 acres in Grass Valley.
They say the people wanted flying cars, but instead we got 140 characters. Now we’re getting flying cars and even colonies on mars, but we want natural homes and a regenesis of spaceship Earth. We’re building Geoship into a giant 21st century cooperative. Imagine thousands of passionate engineers, designers, and cultural creatives all building the more beautiful geodesic world — freeing ourselves from the dominant thought structures that imprison our minds and political systems.
In the future we won’t live in boxes.
Founder and Engineer Director
Adam brings 20 years of experience in CNC mold making, prototype development, and novel manufacturing to the table. Before Geoship he pioneered CNC mold-making technologies in the R&D lab of one of the world’s top kayak companies. Adam has brought dozens of products from idea conception through manufacturing. Outside work he enjoys hiking for months on end through the mountains or bluewater sailing on classic wooden race boats.
Founder and Creative Director
Bas’s passion and experience are rooted in human-centered design. Through many years of independent practice in design for public space and education he likes to say — “Design is about redefining the ways we relate to each other, our objects, and the world around us”. This is an ongoing experiment that he tries to express in the-every-day through music, friendships, and everything he does…“Dare to care!”
Founder and CEO
Morgan brings vision, broad technical understanding, and years of engineering and program management experience to Geoship. Prior to Geoship, Morgan spent 7 years in various engineering roles at Intel Corporation, followed by 8 years of vagabonding and sailing around the world. When he is not working to transform the future of home, Morgan enjoys time alone in nature and with his family.
Machinist / Technologist