“. . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building.”
The first Earthships were built in 2006 by Biotecture in Brighton, England as a series of 16 – made of roughly 15,000 old car tires and other recycled materials. These homes required no utility bills, allowed self-sustainable living, and provided “eco-friendlliness” in the environment. The Earthship idea was devised by the architect Michael Reynolds as part of a radical movement in the 1960’s.
Tires are stacked upon one another to create a wall, the spaces in-between are filled with recyclables (cans/bottles/etc…) then it is plastered over. This method, believe it or not, creates a relatively moderate indoor temperature. The solar panels placed on the roof heat during the winter, as does the sun when it shines through the south-facing windows. Wind turbines create…
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