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House Made From Tires, Cans and Mud

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Heaven On The Earthship!

Over 1,000 tires were used to make this house, and plenty of cans, bottles and mud!

The house is constructed from trash. The stairs are made of bottles and mud, as are the planters outside. Recycled tile was used for the counter tops.

"Earthship" Architect, visionary and genius Michael Reynolds discovered back in the 70's that soda cans, bottles and old tires make for powerful and durable insulation when filled with dirt.

He has devoted his life to creating Earthships, truly revolutionary and sustainable homes. These structures are passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials. Earthships are generally off-the-grid homes, minimizing their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels, and they're built to utilize the available local resources, especially energy from the sun.

The thick, dense inner walls provide thermal mass that naturally regulates the interior temperature during both cold and hot seasons.

All aboard the Earthships!

--Bibi Farber