passive solar housing -Earthships 101 part I

October 13, 2012 – 12:24 am

Earthship ** n. 1. passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials 2. construction of thermal mass for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy and integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 25 Responses to “passive solar housing -Earthships 101 part I”

  2. Ce genre de construction n’existent pas en France helas! Je n’ai aucune idée du prix que cela pourrait représenter. Est ce vraiment accessible financierement pour une femille de classe moyenne?

    By sylpheana on Oct 13, 2012

  3. …you don’t have to buy gas? How does it refill it’s tank for the stove? Also they can be millions. The prices quoted to make that I’ve seen are in the 150thousands and that doesn’t include the countless man hours it takes to pound the dirt into the old tires.

    By Drphillgood on Oct 13, 2012

  4. Cans and bottles serve…no purpose except to use them as recycled. Ok or I could take them down to have them recycled and used again…..

    By Drphillgood on Oct 13, 2012

  5. got to love this shit…fuckin’ sexy

    By ziLouisa920 on Oct 13, 2012

  6. U.N.I.Q.U.E.

    By qEErica611 on Oct 13, 2012

  7. genius!)

    By toerovabgaro on Oct 13, 2012

  8. The only problem with earthships is that they cost a buttload of money

    By mccabebp15 on Oct 13, 2012

  9. Holy fuckin GRANOLA I want one

    By milkmandan77 on Oct 13, 2012

  10. plz post updates on Philly Earthsip. how was the Philly conference? video of conference? has the Philly project started yet? would love to help build even tho I now live in Pittsburgh. I grew up in Philly suburbs until age 22.

    By Steve K. on Oct 13, 2012

  11. generally around 1500 but its really dependent on how big you go. You can build a single room or a multi-level mansion

    By MrRichhuff on Oct 13, 2012

  12. Approximately how may tires does it take?

    By drillwhore on Oct 13, 2012

  13. Ya, they maybe stretched the word “natural” But at the same time in this day and age, tires, cans, and bottles laying around sadly has become natural.

    By MrRichhuff on Oct 13, 2012

  14. I have been wanting to build one of these for years. If I had the finances to build I would have one now. In my opinion you have to be a complete moron if you do not think this is a good idea. Newsflash, when sh*t hits the fan or life in general gets to a tipping point, me and my loved ones will have shelter, power, food and water, provided by me. Go ahead and write your check to Joe Blow, and expect him to give you those things. What happens when he can’t? Or won’t? Do something for yourself!!

    By MrRichhuff on Oct 13, 2012

  15. Already covered. They are done offgasing by the time they are used here.

    By TravistheHuman on Oct 13, 2012

  16. Is the rammed earth method of building an option in an earthquake zone? I wonder if tires can be used in the same way but as form-work for concrete (weave with rebar). Probably not.

    By thefranciswatts on Oct 13, 2012

  17. Great concept, I love Earthsips.
    But saying “Easily available natural resources..” while most Earthships are built using LOTS of car tires, soda cans and bottles, is something that contradicts with its own concept.
    If I ever get the chance I want to live in one of those houses, too.

    By telescopereplicator on Oct 13, 2012

  18. I watched this on Aljazeera TV English twice and am still amazed at how they were built and look so beautiful and comfortable, shared to my facebook, thank you.

    By IzwoldChannel on Oct 13, 2012

  19. inmagine … a anus

    By Jadi peperzak on Oct 13, 2012

  20. These would come in handy in a post apocalyptic world.

    By ManicForMessiah on Oct 13, 2012

  21. What about the toxins in the rubber tires that is released when heated?

    By ManicForMessiah on Oct 13, 2012

  22. I want to build one in Hawaii.

    By ManicForMessiah on Oct 13, 2012

  23. Yeaaaa unf, that’s right, tell me how my asshole tastes, tongue that baby right ladylejean215.

    By nightowl101090 on Oct 13, 2012

  24. time is over. go on remote land and start building an sustainable home! with friends with people how want to help you. we are many! i am doing it! ;)
    use waste glass, straw and adobe. it´s cheaper.

    By Nutzername36 on Oct 13, 2012

  25. Here is an 1.5 hour documentary featuring Michael Reynolds and his creation, the earthships:

    By Edwin Escobar on Oct 13, 2012

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    By clegau on Oct 13, 2012

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