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Earthship

Postby mirjana » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:10 pm

Sabina inspired me with her topic about floating island built by man,http://www.deepspirits.com/exploration/floating-man-made-islands-t799.html, and by exploaring about this I crossed some interesting material about Earthship houses.

An Earthship is a type of passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials designed to work autonomously. According to the founder of Earthships Biotecture, architect Michael Reynolds from New Mexico, there are three major criteria for these types of houses:
1. To primary use material indigenous to the entire planet and recycled material;
2. To rely on natural energy sources, free from the electrical and water lines;
3. To be economically affordable for the average people and for those without construction skills.
More about them in Wikipedia here: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthship)
The first official Earthship home in Europe with official planning commission approval was built in a small French village called Ger in 2007.
In Africa the first Earthship is built in 1996 to 1998.
This video shows many interesting details about it:

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Re: Earthship

Postby Sabina » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:26 am

Cool!
I love the re-use of water again and again. That's something I'd like to do as well.
Not having any utility bills so being completely self-sustained is very nice as well.
A good example of a sustainable home!
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