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Old 11-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #1
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I just watched this awesome documentary on this village of people who build houses out of junk and the houses are self suficient , they provide their own energy, food, water, everything!!!!!! I forgot the name of the movie I think its called the garbage people or something does any one know it and what it is called? Oh yeah they call there houses Earth Ships, Bad as sss sssss sss! The government did screw them over in the end though, they took away the main guys license to build.

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Old 11-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
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Is this the EarthShip you are talking about?

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Old 11-07-2008, 12:53 AM   #3
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Talking Earthships for everyone!

i am personally thinking about where i could build one of these! for your info check out Dennis Weavers' earthship, http://video.google.com/videosearch?...er&emb=0&aq=f#

and these are the design principles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ozX_nt5A4o

they are awesome, just imagine having a newman energy machine (http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...89046946&hl=en) attached to one of these houses too.

talk about sustainability!
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:26 AM   #4
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Default EarthShips - Mike Reynolds

The King of this stuff is a guy named Mike Reynolds.

Think self-sustaining, off-grid, incredible housing anyone can build. Then go read George Green's interview transcripts, expecially the ones about earth changes, housing and preparations for same, then look at this guys work, and think again! This is the thing, IMO. http://www.earthship.net/

Sundance Channel ran a great documentary on him and his designs a while back. They re-run it occasionally. You can see some videos on the concept here. I was so blown away, books on this style of building are what my daughter and her husband are getting for Christmas.

ATTN: Kerry & Bill !!
Please look into this guy. Interviews, Data Sharing with G. Green, possibly, etc. See if some synergy happens. He has spent his life at this, and his concepts are the epitome of modern, sustainable, unobtrusive construction

Ok, misc tid bits from the website from here down to whet appetites
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Mike Reynolds:
Architect since 1969
Resides in Taos, Nm.
35 years of research and development of self-sufficient housing made from recycled materials. Development of Earth friendly and people friendly community living concepts that require little or no mortgage payment and no utility bills.
Earthship Biotecture, based in Taos, NM, USA is a global company offering proven, totally sustainable designs, construction drawings & details, products, educational materials, lectures / presentations, consultation & guidance toward getting people in sustainable housing.

From single family to colony / community / city complexes.

Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.

Earthship Design Principles:
1)Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling
2)Solar & Wind Electricity
3)Contained Sewage Treatment
4)Building with Natural & Recycled Materials
5)Water Harvesting
6)Food Production
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