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

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.

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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.


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.