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Earth Rammed Tire Walls

tire poundedEach year, nearly 300 million tires are disposed of in the U.S. alone. The EPA estimates that markets exist for approximately 80 percent of those tires, leaving an estimated 60 million scrap tires to be stockpiled or landfilled.

Luckily, the market for scrap tires continues to increase. Whether used as fuel, ground and recycled into new products, retreaded or used in civil engineering projects, their rate of recycling and reuse continues to climb.

One such method of reuse is beginning to gain popularity among eco-friendly builders: building with tires.

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Australia’s First Earthship – Tasmanian Documentary Premiere!

Greetings Tasmanian Earthship and sustainable building supporters!

After much waiting there’s finally an Earthship event coming up for Tassie

Come along if you’ve heard about Earthships and want to find out more or would like to sign up and join the movement starting across Australia to bring this radical sustainble architecture and living model to us here!

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Earthship Biotecture presenta la version en espanol de: La Navetierra, Como Construir la Suya en Formato de Libro Electrónico

La traducción al español del ejemplar “La Navetierra, como construir la suya” ya está disponible en formato de libro electrónico a través de nuestro sitio web www.earthship.com.

Este libro ofrece a los lectores la filosofía básica detrás del diseño de los earthships, y cómo estos edificios interactúan con la tierra para crear los sistemas que la caracterizan.  Por otra parte “Earthship Volumen Uno” ofrece a los lectores  instrucciones sobre cómo elegir el emplazamiento de su futura Earthship y también la forma de reproducir muchos de los métodos de construcción básicos que se utilizan para construir uno de estos edificios.
Este libro es un punto de inicio si usted está interesado en la construcción de su propio earthship, o si simplemente quiere aprender más acerca de esta innovadora forma de vivir.

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How to Build the Greywater Planters in an Earthship

Containment, Treatment & Distribution

The concept used for containment, treatment and distribution of sewage-water is based on and draws information from the wetlands concept which has long been used in exterior applications for thousands of years by humans and nature.

The Earthship sewage system differs from the wetlands approach in that it primarily treats the gray water inside the building and the sewage from the toilet outside of the building, both in smaller areas. Greywater is the used water after all receptacles except the toilet.

All household sewage is used & reused in the interior and exterior planters, called botanical cells.

Earthship greywater planter
   read more at http://earthship.com/sewage-treatment


video by Francis Gendron

How to Pound a Tire

How to Pound A Tire

the Primary Building Block:

Rammed Earth Encased in Steel Belted Rubber provides the major structure and performance of the earthship.

These building blocks are arranged to form the main load-bearing walls of the building.

This building block is an automobile tire rammed with packed earth. Another way to describe it is rammed earth encased in steel belted rubber.

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Battering Tires for a Wall Made of Rammed Earth Encased in Steel Belted Rubber.

How to Batter a Tire Wall

Brief overview from the field about battering tires in a wall made of rammed earth encased in recycled steel belted rubber, aka: ‘tire walls.’

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How to Layout an Earthship

How to Layout an EarthshipThe newest video in our How To series, this video outline how to layout an Earthship.

This video is about Operation 1: Tire work. The beginning part of the Earthship Global Volume: How to Build Your Own. A new 7 part series volume showing step-by-step how to build the Global Model Earthship.

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