Have you ever wondered what homes of the future will be like? In our opinion, they will be cheap, environmentally friendly, easy to build, and will use sustainable energy sources. Actually, these types of homes already exist. They are called Earthships.
An Earthship is made from natural and recycled materials like tires, cans, bottles, earth, used wood, and plastic. Also, they are off-the-grid homes, meaning that they do not need to rely on public utilities (like electricity) which is usually generated with fossil fuels or nuclear power. The burning of fossil fuels leads to pollution and global warming, while nuclear power plants can be highly poisonous if they leak.
Earthships rely mostly on the sun and the wind for their energy. They also harvest rain water for drinking and bathing, and recycle that water for washing clothes, watering the garden, and for flushing the toilet. And some Earthships have their own greenhouse, where they grow herbs and vegetables all year round.
Wow! A house made of garbage and used materials? That must really look ugly, right? Well, on the contrary, these Earthships are truly works of art. Have a look at some of the photos and you’ll see what we mean. And best of all, they are cheaper to build than most conventional homes, especially since most of the materials are free or very cheap to collect.
What do you think of Earthships? Would you like to live in one? Would you like to build one? Do you think sustainable living is important? Let us know in the comments below.
Also, watch the trailer for a documentary about Earthships below.