earthship--i have one==i live in one!!!
First: Please read any of Michael Reynolds books about earthships
I own all three and I love them. Mike is a gem.. He literally writes to
tell you how to build them.. I know of earthships in many states
including Michigan, Idaho, Hawaii, Florida, Mew Mexico and Arizona
The thermal mass concepts work well--you stay warm in winter and cool in
Recycle: you use tires for a good use instead of trying to get rid of
I invite all who are really interested in a great concpt in recycleing
and in energy efficient building to read Mike's books. Many good
libraries have them..If yours does not ask them to order it from Solar
Survival Press, POB 1041, Taos, New Mexico 87571.
You are also welcome to tour our earthship in Northern Idaho (near Coeur
d'Alene) or see our new one to begin constrcution in Michigan this fall.
One other important note: recyclinig pays!!! The cost of a "tirehouse"
earthship can be as low as $15 per sq ft!!!
We love our tirehouse/earthship.