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Earthship (A different kind of house.)
maritalbliss at 6:45PM, July 5, 2007
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Ethan and I have pretty much decided that we are planning on buying an Earthship. Have you guys seen these? They are self-sufficient housing made from recycled materials and can be built in any environment.




We are planning a vacation here soon, to actually stay in one, before we commit…Wonderin' what ya'll think, has anyone stayed in one?

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Cthulhu at 6:51PM, July 5, 2007
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Woah! Are those just huge, or are they so cheap that anyone can afford a big house like that?

When you move (if you do) you'd better put up pictures. I don't know why… I just think that it'd be cool.
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maritalbliss at 6:56PM, July 5, 2007
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Woah! Are those just huge, or are they so cheap that anyone can afford a big house like that?

When you move (if you do) you'd better put up pictures. I don't know why… I just think that it'd be cool.

They start at around 200K.

(The pics above are of “Communities” I think.)

You can have them delivered off the rack as a kit, they have some called, “modular” and “hybrids.” Or you can customize it. The primary materials are old tires, sand, aluminium cans, and cement.

The average cost is often less than a woodframe house (so they claim.)

This is the “standard” hybrid.






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lefarce at 7:04PM, July 5, 2007
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I saw one (and I could be confusing housing types) that was modified from an old underground missle silo. I still think it's the coolest living space in the world, and I would kill to have it.


 
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Bekefel at 7:15PM, July 5, 2007
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Jesus, those look awesome. Now I want one. :(
Please, please, you give me too little credit.
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Cthulhu at 7:16PM, July 5, 2007
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That would be sooo cool to live in. So cool in fact, I'm so concentrated on its coolness, I can't think of anything witty to say.
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D0m at 7:32PM, July 5, 2007
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They harvest their own water..?

Christ.

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Aurora Moon at 9:31PM, July 5, 2007
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a while ago I actually went to that site snice I've always wanted my house but was looking for cheaper alteratives to getting the kind of house I want.

But I have to say, the way it was built in the flickr slideshow and how some of the rooms looked made me feel turned off by it.

I'm not a big fan of Beer cans and bottles in the wall, although the tires did create a intersting pattern.

although, there could be different types of styles where they could easily comfluage the fact that it's an “earthship”.

but aesthetics aside, I have to wonder about the “harvesting your own water” bit. You see, in North Dakota there can be a lot of “dry spells” when it comes to rain during the non-winter months…. and I'd hate the fact that I'd have to depend on such a thing… I'd rather for it to be some kind of back up or being a part of it while still having water on tap.
the same thing for my energy and heat.
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SarahN at 9:54PM, July 5, 2007
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Technically I don't think it's a bad idea to make recycled houses….but I don't care much for how they look.
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