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The Eco-Friendly Genius of ‘Earthships’-That’s Amazing

The New Mexico desert is a landscape of harsh extremes: brutally hot in the summer, frigid in the winter.

It was the perfect testing ground for architect Mike Reynolds’ “earthships”—houses of unconventional design material and utility that are completely self-sustained.

They’re built with used tires and empty glass bottles and produce their own electricity, water, and food.


For Reynolds, sustainable houses are the key to making a home in a better future—and now, the rest of the world is catching on to Reynolds’ genius eco-friendly designs.