Ontario Couple Built This Eco-Friendly Earthship Home For $70,000

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Craig Cook gave CBC News a tour of the eco-friendly earthship home he and his wife Connie built out of tires, bottles, cans, dirt and concrete.

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To build their dream home on a patch of farmland in Southern Ontario, Craig and Connie Cook had to source 1,200 old tires. Packed with dirt, they are the bricks of their “earthship” – an off-the-grid home made of recycled materials, in which the main source of heat is the sun.

image credit: CBC News

The Cooks’ house is 2,900 square feet and features poured-concrete floors and a wall of windows about 70 feet long – think the length of two school buses – and 12 feet high, framed with wood and angled to collect sunlight.

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In the first four years that we have been living in our “Earthship”, we have welcomed well over 1,500 visitors to tour our home. A

All of the people we have met have been extremely interested in our way of living and share a common goal of living lightly on the planet as well as living a more natural lifestyle.

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