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Documentary: Earthships - Self-sustaining homes for post-apocalyptic US

Seems like some of you disgruntled workers could buy one for...
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i'm thinking of slowly building one of these in a hill overl...
Mr. Eeyore, Esq.
  03/25/20
how would this work in something other than a desert climate...
plant evolution
  03/25/20
the gigantic thermal mass of the building plus the fact that...
Mr. Eeyore, Esq.
  03/25/20
what about dealing with the moisture problems?
plant evolution
  03/25/20
seems kooky
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Date: August 13th, 2016 2:58 PM
Author: .........,,;,;,;,,,............,,;,;;,.;.


Seems like some of you disgruntled workers could buy one for $50K and live free of global capitalism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efI77fzBgvg

On the desert mesa of New Mexico, miles from the nearest town of Taos (pop. 5,700), Star-Wars-like shelters rise from the earth, half-buried and covered in adobe. Called “Earthships” - brainchild of architect Mike Reynolds in the 1970s- they’re nearly completely self-sufficient homes: no electrical grid, no water lines, no sewer.

The Greater World Earthship Community, about 70 passive solar homes built from earth and trash on 633 acres, had a rough start; they were shut down as an illegal subdivision in 1997 and it took them 7 years to come to compliance. Though today, the county fully cooperates with Reynolds and his Earthship Biotecture operation to turn trash (tires, cans, glass bottles) into shelters and has even given them 2 acres to experiment with housing in anyway they like (they also provide their recycling).

Sixteen years ago, Tom Duke had just finished over a decade on the pro volleyball circuit when he bought a bit of land here with his wife and began to build a tiny Earthship the size of a storage shed. When their first son was born they built their dream house on the property, a two bedroom that, like other Earthships, collects rainwater, uses its water four times (the plants in the indoor greenhouse filter the greywater) and even processes its own sewage.

In this video, Tom takes us on a tour of his home, his original “Earthship survival pod”, the “nest” ($50,000 studio apartment), the “Simple Survival Earthship” (aimed mainly at the developing world), a custom home designed to feed a family of four (including a tilapia pond in the greenhouse) and the “BMW of Earthships”, the “Global" (aimed at the typical American family).



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3320755&forum_id=2#31176637)



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Date: August 13th, 2016 4:03 PM
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Date: March 25th, 2020 3:27 PM
Author: Mr. Eeyore, Esq. (blackbeltinboredom@gmail.com)

i'm thinking of slowly building one of these in a hill overlooking a lakefront

the high ceilings make it ideal for storing a large indoor gym setup and i could grow a gigantic hydroponic vegetable garden inside it too

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3320755&forum_id=2#39861196)



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Date: March 25th, 2020 3:37 PM
Author: plant evolution

how would this work in something other than a desert climate?

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Date: March 25th, 2020 3:40 PM
Author: Mr. Eeyore, Esq. (blackbeltinboredom@gmail.com)

the gigantic thermal mass of the building plus the fact that it's built into a hillside (even more thermal mass) makes it store a ton of solar energy in the winter

during the summer the solar mass can also keep the building cool, though you probably have to shade all the windows

some houses exploit thermal mass to such an extreme degree that u can have a house heated entirely by the sun even when it's -40F out

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3320755&forum_id=2#39861283)



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Date: March 25th, 2020 4:36 PM
Author: plant evolution

what about dealing with the moisture problems?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3320755&forum_id=2#39861830)



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Date: March 25th, 2020 4:48 PM
Author: bigguy4u@cia.gov (uspo)

seems kooky

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3320755&forum_id=2#39861928)



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Date: March 25th, 2020 11:10 PM
Author: plant evolution



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