Saturday, August 23, 2008
"Earthship Biotecture, based in Taos, NM, USA is a global company offering proven, totally sustainable designs, construction drawings & details, products, educational materials, lectures / presentations, consultation & guidance toward getting people in sustainable housing."
What exactly is an Earthship? "Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills."
We toured an Earthship home during our visit to Taos, and boy was it a trip (pun intended)! Aluminum cans and tires combined with earth constituted the walls, fruit-and vegetable- producing plants adorned much of the floor space, and huge windows let in the warm sunshine. Although it was a lot of fun to check out the home and to learn about Biotecture, I'm pretty sure an Earthship is not in my future of dwelling places.
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Posted by Lauren at 8/23/2008 07:10:00 AM