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Earthship Hype and Earthship Reality

Should you build your house out of old tires, rammed earth, and empty cans?

Posted on May 23 2014 by Martin Holladay

If you are a hippie from Taos, New Mexico, you know what an earthship is. It’s an off-grid earth-bermed passive solar home with exterior walls made of old tires packed with dirt.


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Image Credits:

  1. Images #1, #7, and #8: J. Burton
  2. Image #2: Dominic Alves
  3. Images #3, #4, and #6: Marvin's Dad / Flickr
  4. Image #5: Jessica Reeder

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