Our family began a journey 8 years ago! We began a quest on building an alternative house called an "Earthship." It is an off the grid house using recycled materials such as tires, bottles, cans and whatever other materials that would normally go into a landfill. It was developed by a man named Mike Reynolds in Taos New Mexico over 30 years ago.
It is partially underground, the walls are made up pounded tires. Due to its position facing South, it receives the indirect summer sun and direct winter sun. The roof is pitched such that we will harvest rain water. Power will be provided by wind mills and solar panels and heat will be provided by a Rocket heater.
We are now working on the final roof and flooring. Then comes plumbing and electrical wiring!
This is the most recent video of our progress! Below you will find earlier videos!