Earthships the way of the future?

United States
August 2, 2008 4:14pm CST
If you have not heard of an earthship you really need to check it out at earthship.net. These homes, created by Mike Reynolds, are a sustainable dream and I hope to one day build my own. Using old tires and trash he is able to build a beautiful home that collects its own water and produces its own energy. This completly sustainable home comes with its own built in greenhouse used for both climate control and food. It reuses water 4 times wich allows it to built in regions that get as little as 7" of rain. The only bad part about this home is the fight you'll have with your city to let you build it unless you want to build it in New Mexico or some parts of colorado. Some people just can't open there minds to new ideas. Can you?
2 responses
@Mickie30 (2636)
2 Aug 08
No I don't believe we will ever have Earthships. Not a chance, Earthships may be good in theory but, we won't be here long enough for these to take off. Excuse the pun!
• United States
2 Aug 08
I don't know they were started almost 30 yrs ago and have 4 communities already. I agree that we will probably not see them in big cities but I think we will see them " take off" in rural america. Thay are already groing in popularity in 3rdworld countries do to there self sustainabilty and availabilty of building materials (tires)
@baileycows (3670)
• United States
2 Aug 08
WOW I have never heard of these, but this is great. We are wanting to build a home within the next five years. This sounds great. I am going to have to do some research.