Earthships - houses made from tires

Straw bale, adobe - heck, even car tires can be used to construct a solid, earth friendly, energy efficient house! Share your alternative building experiences and ask for advice here

Re: Earthships - houses made from tires

Postby Stand-alone guy » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:43 am

Hi All, Ive just recently returned from the 3 day Seminar Workshop in Melbourne, with Michael Reynolds.
The seminar covered all aspects of the Design of Earthships and I am 100% convinced there is no negatives in regard to these designs & systems that function.
We are currently planning to build one here in the South West of WA. Just to let you know that, yes the cost is similar to a conventional home, because where you save (not having to buy bricks) by utilizing recyclable materials, you will spend on the modifications to the utilities systems and Stand-alone power plant.
Remember you are still ahead because when your home is complete you do not have ongoing utility bills.
Power will continue to rise frequently and Water will become like gold in the future.
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Re: Earthships - houses made from tires

Postby Hushy » Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:58 pm

I didn't think these were being made in Australia... are there any laws regarding the construction?
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