Posted by steve on October 28, 2009
Self-sufficient, off-the-grid housing.
An earthship is a building that not only provides shelter, but produces heating, electricity and drinking water, cleans waste water and provides food as well!
The brainchild of architect and innovator, Michael Reynolds, these buildings have been appearing for more than three decades, many from recycled material. While others see “waste”, Michael sees raw materials for sustainable living – structures that might someday shelter large numbers of people. Earthships are now in all fifty US states and around the world. Mike says that these Earthships are not only homes but symbolic ships that sail on the seas of tomorrow.
Mike has built earthships in disaster areas where water has been scarce, teaching local engineers the skills to build their own.
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