This 3-bedroom Earthship home has it all: 10kW of solar panels, rainwater collection cisterns, indoor gardens, a wood-fired boiler, and passive cooling tubes. It’s built with recycled tires, bottles and cans, and off-cuts from a log home builder.
source/image: Exploring Alternatives
After years of following the Earthship movement, Matt was able to take a course at the Earthship Academy with Michael Reynolds in New Mexico and then worked with Ted Elsasser to build his own passive solar home in Ontario, Canada.Watch the video from Exploring Alternatives for more info:
The Collingwood earthship is a unique home that is built out of recycled materials. We heat and cool the house through passive solar and geothermal principals.
The cost of the build is comparable to traditional housing. The big savings come at the back end by not having rising monthly power, water, waste costs.