Earthship

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Earthship
A new way of building and living
The 6 Principles that define an Earthship:
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Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
Solar & Wind Electricity
Contained Sewage Treatment
Building with Natural & Recycled Materials
Water Harvesting
Food Production
1) Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
• Comfort: Earthships maintain comfortable
temperatures in any climate.
2) Solar & Wind Electricity
• Earthships “harvest” electricity from the
sun, wind, generator
The Power Organizing Module (POM)
(3) Contained Sewage Treatment
• Sewage: Earthships contain use and
reuse all household sewage in indoor and
outdoor treatment cells resulting in food
production and landscaping with no
pollution of aquifers (地下水含水層)
Solar Toilet
4) Building with Natural &
Recycled Materials
Rammed-Earth encased in recycled rubber
tires
Aluminum cans and Glass/ Plastic
Bottles
5) Water Harvesting
• Earthships catch water from the sky (rain
& snow melt). 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.
(6) Food Production
advantages
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Energy Efficiency --Earthships provide
a large amount of thermal mass. This
helps keep the house cool in the summer
and warm in the winter.
Self-Sustainability -- The homes are
designed to take advantage of natural
resources.
advantages
• "Buildability" --Earthships can be owner
built.
• Easy Availability --Not only are tires easy
to get, some places will pay you to take
them away! There are plenty of tires,
bottles and aluminum cans around.
Disadvantages
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Resellability - With any other alternative
house building types, you might have a
problem reselling a house that is
"different" from the norm.
Building Permits - As with all alternative
building methods, you might run into
some problems with local building codes.
Disadvantages
• Financing - Earthships are a very new
concept in building design. Youu might
have difficulty getting home loans.
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