Earthship Homes Made of Recycled Tyres

People have become more and more aware of the fact that we can’t keep wasting all the natural resources of Mother Earth because in the end they will be gone, so we must start looking for some other materials to use or, even better, to start re-using and recycling the ones we already have. This is how a few open-minded people started a “green project” called Earthship. This project promotes the building of eco homes of of recycled materials, especially empty plastic bottles and old car tyres. These make very good building materials, as they are sound proof and also temperature insulating.

Used car tyres are filled with earth and then used as building materials, being the “bricks” used in building the foundation and walls of these eco homes. And, of course, you cannot connect to the normal electricity supplies if you have an eco home, so you’d better use solar panels or wind energy instead.The project was designed by Earthship Biotecture in Taos, New Mexico, USA, nut now you can find these homes all over the world.



Published by in Architecture, on February 15th, 2011

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