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Post by Kaere on Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:26 pm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/earthship-takes-shape-on-alberta-prairie-1.2712207

I know that a lot of us here have alternative type housing already with varying levels of self-sufficiency... has anyone had any experience with building or living in an 'Earthship'?

I find the whole idea of it quite fascinating but I'm not sure I would like living amongst all that rubber tire material, a packed earth home (or cob, really) would be more my style.
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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:17 am

Never been in an Earthship house. There are a few Cob houses here and a lot more down in Central Otago.

One could always go underground like they do at Coober Pedy, Aust.

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Post by Mordae on Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:18 am

Haven't tried it yet Kaere, it's on the 15 year plan once I get a bit more land. Theoretically it wouldn't be all that much different from a packed earth home, all the rubber would be covered by the interior and exterior finishing, just more insulated.
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Post by Agartha on Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:05 am

Thanks for sharing that, Kaere........that is the type of community I'd love to be part of.
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