The Energy Efficient Homes of Michael Reynolds

Mike Reynolds uses both natural materials and recycled litter - plus imaginative design - to build energy-efficient homes on the mesas of New Mexico.



energy efficient homes michael reynolds - phase I house with dome
An early attempt at building an energy-efficient house: Mike Reynolds' Phase I building (with the can-dome office).
Photo by Jeannette Brown
energy efficient homes michael reynolds - wind turbine house
The self-sufficient wind turbine house.
Jeannette Brown
energy efficient homes michael reynolds - stairs
The can-decorated stairs.
Jeannette Brown
energy efficient homes michael reynolds - log roof beams
Vigas used as beams, in conjunction with smaller limbs, make an interesting ceiling.
Jeannette Brown
energy efficient homes michael reynolds - bedroom
A cozy bedroom in Joe Hoar's Volkshome.
Jeannette Brown
energy efficient homes michael reynolds - wind turbine
Michael's newest experiment is the "Dynosphere," a 40-foot-high wind turbine.
Jeannette Brown











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