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Transcript of Earthship
4)Start placing your tires in the placement you want. Stack them on top of one another. This is your framework. Basic Steps 1)Find land. Because the earthship can have solar power, you can find a large amount of land for a small price because you won’t have to be connected to a commercial power grid.
2)Get A LOT of tires 5)Build your greenhouse. This will keep your Earthship warm during winter.
6)Use aluminum cans to build the non-structural walls of your Earthship. 7)Next, plaster the aluminum can walls with concrete and then adobe.
8)Add finishing touches, such as solar panels. Advantages and Disadvantages Advantages
*Rubber tires are fire resistant and structurally sound.
*Use and re-use water.
*Grow your own food.
*Minimize impact on the environment.
*Many old tires available for free. Disadvantages
*Some Earthships have suffered from over heating/over cooling
*Heat loss when built in more humid climates.
*Once the earth settles, the tires could release a toxic gas.
*Roofs can leak.
*It's challenging to sell. Bibliography *http://earthship.com/construction-materials
*http://www.archinia.com/about-us/publications/216-earthship-pros-and-cons.html Shivani Shah, Hannah Mills, Erica Ramsburg, Kieran Ryan http://earthship.com/learn-more/videos.html