To me this is the ultimate offgrid situation. You harvest water rather than drilling a well, you grow your food in your house, nothing is wasted and the house heats and cools itself. http://www.earthships.com
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What is the difference between an earth ship home and a 1970s envelope house? I am an Original Mother Earther and was 26 in 1976. My New Hampshire neighbor had an envelope home that looks similar if not identical to your yours. It was one of the best sustainable designs I have ever walked into. We live in a hybrid these days. A newly built home that can be easily converted to off-grid / eco-friendly. We are family farming and make use of both worlds at the moment. Very fortunate to have multiple options that make our daily lives easier, while we prepare to live off-grid if necessary.
I’ve heard Paul Wheaton say that earthships tend to have a tire smell to them. Did you experience anything like that. I am seriously thinking about building one of these when I move back to the states. Would love to know if that tire smell is an issue.
I'll bet you that they ( he) had a war with the building codes when they found out what he was doing because they are connected with the housing industry to sell manufactured building supplies! (" SOME" ) regulations are absolutely needed ! But, it's not as much about health and housing safety as they make it appear! My OBSERVATION!
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Back in the day when tires were not being recycled it was a smart idea to try them in earthships, but these days they are painfully difficult to pack with dirt and aren't always free or evenly sized. Much easier to replace them with earthbags, and if the earth berms have a thermal umbrella to divert ground water away from the structure there's few concerns about water penetration in the walls regardless of material used.
The beams and planks for the ceiling look great, as does the earthen plaster on the walls! The air tubes for cooling (and heating when drawing cold winter air in) are great with low humidity locations, but in humid locations condensation during the summer would cause issues. But this location is perfect for it to work without issues.
no walkie on cement, please! cold also. easy to clean, but still terrible. any issues for mold and mildew with reusing water recycling inside? also, any animals getting in the ventilation tubes? any screening for the vent tubes?
cement floors are bad for your feet, back and joints waling on that every day, believe me, when you get older, you'll see, it's terrible for aching joints and hurt feet! please reconsider using something else, your feet and back will thank you, maybe bamboo, sealed .
overhead beams, bad feng shui, pressing down on your chi, bad and oppressive. sorry. could have insulated the closet where the system is. need screens on that skylight & the open windows! glad the plants are glassed in away fom food sources and people.
If I remember from an older video about these homes in Taos they got about 9 inches of rain a year. The other guy said that if people lived where it averaged 12 inches of rain a year they could be totally self sufficient. He said that sometimes in Taos they have to haul water in during years with less rainfall.
They've been making these houses now for over 40 yrs and they have really brought it down to a streamlined science. And they are finally really beautiful. They always had their own kind of beauty, but this house is gorgeous a bit more of a mainstream beauty. Wish I could do this. Thanks for sharing this.
to helicart, I had a big stack of New Shelter magazine for the longest time. Like so many, I thought I was going to build my self sustaining house. I had three acres to start and took classes at the old Mother Earth News farm in Ashville N.C. However, I need a job too. Life gets in the way sometimes.
It is so hard to find earthships where the owner goes the extra mile to make it look beautiful. The actual structure is gorgeous but the inside finishes are just take it to the next level. I like how you note it doesn't look like the "ramshackle, thrown together hippie house", but something more high end. ( Not that there's anything wrong with thrown together. ) I also appreciate the in depth explanations about his water system! This is probably the best earth ship I've seen. Thanks for sharing this. :D
I am looking at designs...I don't know if I would want the water well pump beside the head of my bed when I am sleeping. I guess it won't be going low and turning on while your sleeping .....with most families.
Way WAY too complex. I am off grid for 35 years, and I am telling you, simplicity is the hallmark of good engineering. That Trace system is like killing a mosquito with a machine gun. (My neighbor has one of those, and when he had trouble with it, guess what? No battery charger, no inverter, no charge controller. Separate components for all functions eliminates that problem.) My house is 1600 ft, computers, TV, sound system, washer, lights everywhere, bean grinder, blender, water pump, on and on. I run ALL of it except the washing machine on a 800 watt Whistler inverter from Ebay for 45 bucks. LED lights throughout.
+Dan Strayer I never knew that was why Vinyl tops of cars were invented. It's genius how they can make us buy something that is defected. Dan what style home did you build, straw, adobe or conventional or perhaps another? I'd love to go with straw and I say this because it's somthing I think I can do and love the thickness of the outer walls and simplicity is the key to it as you said. Being off the grid or even lowering my addiction to commercial utilities has to make you feel free. Our society pushes us to want more and more and I'm for one am sick of it. My home at present us a tin can (cheap ass trailer) that does not feel like a home nor do I feel safe in it. I've got to be grounded, if you know what I mean lol
Carl..you know the tiny house movement reminds me of vinyl tops on American cars of the '70's and textured drywall, also from the 70's: These were idea marketed to be somehow chic or attractive or cool but in reality both of those things were invented to cover up defects: in the metal stampings of car roof panels and to cover shitty workmanship in drywall. And so it is with tiny houses, marketed to be cool or fashionable but the reality is that people cannot afford a regular home anymore on wages which have stagnated, and the stigma of living in a trailer is something many avoid like the plague.
The only way I could ever have a home like mine was to learn how to build it and wait for the right land to come along. And you are right, that cost is so out of line it is ludicrous.
I might do that. It's a good idea. One idea that is really lacking is the attitude which should accompany "off grid" or alternative or green living, and that is an attitude of modesty, of scaling down, of simplifying everything, these are the direct opposites of American values, and unfortunately the place in this video misses the mark on all counts. I have neighbors like this, they want the "mystic" or the "allure" of alternative living and they will not give up ONE goddamned thing, the giant flat screen, incandescent bulbs on all the time, radiant heating , on and on. They and this guy completely missed the boat on sustainable and simple living by making things as complex as humanly possible. Just one guy or maybe w. a partner, you need a house that big? Really? You have the wrong attitude.
is there a way to buy builders that make these homes for you? or give you architectural plans? i am in-love with this house. i originally wanted a Tiny-home but i think Earthships have stolen my heart. i want one.
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Harry Clams, so let me get this straight... you watch a video of an amazing off-grid house, that this man was kind enough to give a tour of and your comment is to character assassinate this nice person?
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If I understand him correctly you shower, wash your dishes, hands, and laundry in GRAY water?! The waste water from the bathroom and kitchen sinks, showers and washing machine? It may be filtered but if the waste water is not treated and disinfected to potable drinking water standards you may as well be bathing in sewage. Otherwise why is there a separate potable drinking water tap at the kitchen and bathroom sinks. If the water is not safe to drink I certainly don't want to bathe my children or wash my dishes in it.
Incorrect...the water that you bathe in, wash dishes and utilize use for cleaning is primary water from the cistern system and it is filtered. The toilets do use gray water from the botanical planting systems and it is also filtered before use. The power of a botanical planter is amazingly simple and effective. The black water from the toilets exits the building into and septic tank and is able to be filtered through exterior planter systems...full use of the water that falls at approximately 4 to 7 inches of rain per year. An ordinary home expels tens of thousands of gallons of water that is flocculated at treatment plants and then used a treated water throughout major metropolitan regions or is dumped into streams, rivers, bays and oceans...none of that going on here!
Cayanna P I figured out the misunderstanding several months ago. If you go back and read all the replies to my comment you'll see it was resolved. At 10:54 I thought he said gray water when he actually said rain water. Thanks for the response though. :-)
Yeah these Earthships harvest rainwater and your initial usage is filtered rainwater that then gets filtered and used again as grey water and then black water. It's pretty interesting and probably something that should be done in all households.
Noooo, that would make it a container home facing south with some insulation. You would still have to have a way to keep it cool and to heat it in winter since you just totally eliminated all of that part.
so i assume if you wanted to grow food outside your home there you would need to bring in a whole bunch of organic matter to make decent soil out of that sandy ground? Also pertaining to the water freezing in the winter, what is stopping the water flow from freezing where the roof water goes through the rock filter on the top?
This is my dream home, the cross over between old school wisdom and the utilization of modern technology. Just think how energy independent we would all be if every home were built like this! What as the cost for this home? I don't recall if that was ever broached.
The Earthship people shows that the founder was very short sighted. Taking the cave living in northern China to have an engineer to maintain this house is not the answer of the high rise building in China in recent years. Does it tell you the Chinese had learned a hard lesson to build new housing for it's 1.3 billion people ? You must be stupid to have this kind of mentality to build for 1.3 billion people for China and 300 million for the U.S. ! George Wu, AIA, ARCHITECT, NCARB 2017-9-4
The density of this kind of housing made Los Angeles an urban Sprawl , New York highrise living is for 1.3 Billion Chinese to build their future homes --- mostly high rise ! It also tells us that Frank Lloyd Wright was wrong to have suggested a garden should be around everyone's house ! and Le Corbusier was right ! millions of these kind of spreading community would make the lobbyists of Auto and Petro industries very happy ! George Wu, AIA, ARCHITECT, NCARB 2017-9-4
Those fish are probably going nuts having to listen to dribbling water all their life long.
Why am I worried about the fish? I don't know.
Maybe it doesn't bother them but hmmm.. I think they'd be happier without that noise 24/7.
Fish enjoy any water movement, it's a good thing in the fish world it means oxygen to them. Stagnant water that doesn't move at all (not even from wind) is bad and will lead to suffocation. Unless you're a Betta fish that do not need moving water because they breathe gulps of air, one of the only fish that can live in true stagnant water, even puddles.
The inventor is Michael Reynolds of Taos , N.M. He is truly a genius architect who thought these up so that regular people could have affordable , safe , sustainable housing they could build themselves . He went through so much trauma just getting the local gov't. to allow them and should really get the Nobel prize for the huge thing he's done . These can be fancy and expensive or like many more of them , built by hand with friends and family can be very affordable since they're made of discarded tires and dirt ! Hard labor , lifetime safety and comfort . They're all over the mesa in Taos , every different type from tiny to huge .
Just google Earthships in Taos , New Mexico and see so much neat stuff .
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