Drink up, dear. We’ve got a house to build

Posted by Laura Grant on January 23, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

Earthship homeWant to know how to build a house out of used tyres and beer cans? Visit www.earthships.com and you can see a pictorial history of the building of an “Earthship home” (pictured) deep in the Colorado countryside. The main building component is tyres filled with compacted earth and the interior walls are built with cans and mortar, which are then plastered over. The house is not on the electricity grid, so it runs off solar power. And, thanks to its design, its builder says it stays warm even when it’s freezing cold outside. Check it out, it’s an intriguing example of what’s possible.

Thanks to Len for the link.

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One Response to “Drink up, dear. We’ve got a house to build”

  1. Everson
    April 29th, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

    Do you know of any earthships in South-Africa?

    We are busy with an earthship project in South-Africa see http://www.aardskip.com.

    We would love any tips.

    Ludwig

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