EarthShips – The Eco House of the future?


Recently I wrote an article asking my readers if they would live in an Earth House, and the success was huge, all of them liked the idea. So today I will show you more brilliant ideas of houses made from earth from around the world.

Earthships are ecological houses build mostly from old tires or other recycled waste, built on the earth for the purpose of living “off the grid.”

They are using solar and geothermal energy which allows the home to be heated without gas. What is amazing is that many people who live in earthships say they pay anywhere from $0 to $100 per year for utilities. It even recycles rain water.

When is winter outside, the sun’s low rays hits the tire wall and the heat slowly permeates throughout the house.

Electricity needs can be generated from the installed solar panels.

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Earthship in Taos, New Mexico (the black dots are glass bottles)

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Phoenix, AZ Earthship

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Bathroom inside earthship, with a stone-wall tub.

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Interior of earthship. The plants in the image help with filtering water for the house and provide fresh air.

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Earthship at night.

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Although there are typical, straight earthship designs, there have been many more built around the world using intricate and beautiful designs.

Most of people think that houses made of earth are dirty and they sacrifice a lot of comfort by living in one but as you can see from the pictures, that’s just not true.

We need to stop building energy-intensive houses that affect the Earth and start moving into a greener space.

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18 Responses to “EarthShips – The Eco House of the future?”

  1. woohome says:

    wow, I must admin I’ve never saw so brilliant building.

  2. fred says:

    There’s a movie about this called Garbage Warrior, check it out on torrent ;)

  3. Earthhealer says:

    Fantasticly wonderful, some even beautiful! Thank you for the posting. Where can I obtain more infoon how to obtain an Earth ship?

  4. trimtab21 says:

    I see influence by Antoni Gaudi – wonderful design and a good reason to save your wine bottles.

  5. mal says:

    At last a eco friendly escape from mundane materialism…

  6. gridgone says:

    There is allot of information on Earthships on Youtube. I have also started a blog site with information ranging from how to build to what kind of systems you could put into the earthship that would continue with the green movement. Have a look leave a comment at gridgone.blogspot.com

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