Earthship Homes: Affordable, Energy-Efficient Building

Architect Michael Reynolds uses tires and aluminum cans to create Earthships, energy-efficient homes that retain solar energy in their walls. With this technique, you can build an affordable house without any homebuilding expertise.

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By leaving the south side of the Earthships exposed to the sun, Mike Reynolds' tire houses are heated almost entirely by passive solar heating combined with the principles of mass.
CHRISTINE SIMPSON