The Good and the Bad About Earthships


Earthship Home With Sunrooms

An image taken at or near the Brighton Earthship located near Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex. Photo by Dominic AlvesPhoto by

Not everyone has the privilege to live in an earthship. In fact, an earthship is not your everyday home that you will see in your neighborhood, let alone something you will regularly come across while doing house hunting. But they are out there, considered by some as the most eco-friendly homes ever built while providing the owner with a sustainable, carefree and healthy lifestyle.

The introduction to earthships was in the 1970s, built with tires, glass bottles, and cans. With minimal construction waste and offering an off the grid lifestyle, this is certainly a great eco-friendly home that can benefit the society if made commercial.

Many people who take on the task of building their own earthship are usually seen as extremely eco-friendly, and hearing complaints from them about their sustainable home is rare. Not that you can blame them, I mean why look for faults and complain about something you designed or built yourself?

Imagine the mass production of earthships for the ordinary folks today. Yes, it is the age of the green movement, and many people are trying to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. However, the furthest many will go to live “eco-friendly” is through recycling and making use of smart technology.

1/23/2018 7:00:27 PM

I kind think that is kinda to good to be true, but it could be a kickstart to other innovations with going green, maybe as time goes by it’s being perfected, I’d be interested in just trying a smaller scale one in by backyard and see if it’s doable, it would be fun to try, something good for our homeless population.and for my dogs

9/21/2017 9:35:18 PM

earthships as built by michael reynolds do not work. he is a egotistical alcoholic who cheats on his wife and only cares for money. DO NOT hire michael reynolds. You Have been warned.

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