Serious about the environment? If so, build an earthship

April 22, 2010 | By | Reply More

If you’re really serious about preserving the earth’s resources, you can build and live in an “earthship.”  Each type of earthship is defined by the following set of principles:

* Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
* Solar & Wind Electricity
* Contained Sewage Treatment
* Building with Natural & Recycled Materials
* Water Harvesting
* Food Production

For instance, with regard to electricity,

Earthships produce their own electricity with a prepackaged photovoltaic / wind power system. This energy is stored in batteries and supplied to your electrical outlets. Earthships can have multiple sources of power, all automated, including grid-intertie.

Lots of photos and details regarding earthships can be viewed at this website.  There are many varieties, including retrofitted pre-existing housing, described here, this section serving as another review of the basic principles.   Here is a video introduction:

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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