Earthship

Earthship sounds like a futuristic spacecraft, but it’s actually a line of self-sustaining homes by Michael Reynolds made entirely from recycled materials. This one, located in Ushuaia, Argentina, consists of 333 tires, 3,000 aluminum cans, 5,000 plastic bottles and 3,000 glass bottles. Measuring in at 540-square-feet, this home is powered by the elements (wind and sun), and has a water filtration system. The interiors are kept warm during the winter due to the home’s orientation – a glass facade that also lets sunshine in, and the adobe wall’s thermal mass properties. Continue reading for more images and information.

Earthships