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#Luiis_3x ] Eco Village community starts to build Germany’s first Earthship: Read the rest of... [ #Luispokel ]

#Luiis_3x ] Eco Village community starts to build Germany’s first Earthship: Read the rest of... [ #Luispokel ]

Earthships recycle car tires as load bearing walls, something the planners found hard to work with. Although the tires were eventually accepted, strict requirements of the construction and health authorities required compromises. The Earthship is equipped to provide all basic human requirements off grid , but must legally be connected both to the central drinking water and sewage network. Rainwater collected will be used for cleaning, to flush toilets, for washing laundry and to irrigate crops. In the hopefully unlikely case of complete societal breakdown, the 170 square meter building could happily capture and clean its own water, generate energy, deal with its own waste products and produce food.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/eco-village-community-starts-to-buil...

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