Sustainable Homes: They Will Make You feel Inspired.
Categories: Homes / Dwellings
I have never heard of an “Earthship” when looking at green homes before, I am so glad I stumbled upon this article as It has really made me think about my own set up and maybe even changed my mind and build one for my family. Basicly an Earthship is a very green, sustainable home. “Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. The Most Versatile and Economical sustainable green building design in the world”. There is beauty in the way they are built and in the way they look, I find it fascinating that all these waste materials get a second chance at being used to make a beautiful sustainable home.
The great thing about these designs is Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas. Earthships can have city water as backup. Earthships do not pollute underground water aquifers.
1. Awesome To Live In
Just because you want to live in completely self-sustaining home, doesn’t mean it has to be primitive, as if it were separated from the 21st century! Believe it or not, these homes actually have quite a lot of modern amenities you would find in a typical home.
2. Free Food
No matter what climate it is, Earthships can grow their own food and crops year-round, thanks to the 2 greenhouses that each house is outfitted with. Optionally, you can choose to build a fish pond or chicken coop for a continuous source of eggs and meat.