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Earthships — The Ultimate Green Homes


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These were big in the 70's but are they making a comeback?!?

Well, this was written by a woman in London so unclear if there is U.S. interest.

The water system is pretty brilliant btw:

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What is an earthship?

Earthship is a concept of over 40 years and yet the first one ever built in Europe was in 2000. The idea is a trademark of Michael Reynolds — an US architect. In the 70s, Reynolds envisioned a home which would have three exciting traits — self sustainability, construction utilizing basic and recycled materials for the most part and affordability to the average man.

So, what is an Earthship ?

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It’s a home completely or for most of it’s part off the grid. That means no electricity and water lines. There is nothing to tie it to any utility services, which eradicates dozens of potential problems.

Read more: https://medium.com/advancing-energy/9f2d8fc516d1

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