History is being made in Florida!
Manatee County will soon be the home to Florida’s first Earthship. The residential Earthship is designed to live in harmony with the environment and be entirely self sufficient. The structure uses recycled (such as tires and soda cans) and local materials (mainly dirt), generates its own electricity and processes its own waste and creates no negative environment impact.
Using dirt as the main building material is the ultimate form of “green” building construction as it creates no environmental pollution and consumes virtually no energy.
Earthships are designed to catch water from the sky and use it up to four times and heat water from either the sun or by natural gas. Additionally, Earthships produce their own electricity, through solar and/or wind-generated energy. The created energy is stored in batteries and then supplied to electrical outlets. Earthships contain all household sewage (utilizing toilets flush with greywater) and reuse for food production in landscaping.
This construction technique is as old as human history, and remains entirely suitable for today’s resource-conscious and environmentally friendly building trend.
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