New Mexico residents are trying to a break free from Los Alamos’ nuclear legacy by creating more environmentally sound ways of living. At the forefront of this struggle is renegade architect Michael Reynolds, creator of radically sustainable living options through a process called "Earthship Biotecture." Reynolds’ solar homes are created from natural and recycled materials, including aluminum cans, plastic bottles and used tires. These off-the-grid homes minimize their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels by harnessing their energy from the sun and wind turbines.Read more »
The home 'the man' does not want you to build: it has no cooling bill, no heating bill, no water bill, no electricity bill, no sewer bill and a reduced food bill.
Earthships are passive-solar, high thermal mass buildings made out of earth and recycled tires. They catch rainwater and use it 3 times. They grow food in biological cells that process graywater from the sinks. They capture solar heat and use thermal mass to stabilize temperature and require no heating or cooling. They produce their own electricity using the sun and wind.Read more »
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