Man Builds Amazing Off-Grid Homes Out Of Garbage To Fight Environmental Destruction

By tranquilmonkey.com

“We build out of trees but we don’t want to get rid of them and we want to get rid of garbage, why don’t we try and build out of garbage?”

This is what Michael Reynolds, the inventor of off-grid homes called Earthships, asked himself. What started as a way to recycle ended up for him to be the best way of building houses.

Earthships are solar homes made out of natural and recycled materials, the power of these houses is generated by the sun and wind, water comes from rain and snow that is collected on the roof and funneled into a cistern.

Reynolds says he does not argue with people about his project. If they don’t believe that things need to change on earth, you also can’t convince them. They need to see the destruction themselves. Only then they are ready to change.

More info: earthship.com

Video credit: Flora Lichtman

(Originally appeared at tranquilmonkey.com )

This post was created with our nice and easy submission form. Create your post!

What do you think?

102 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 2

Upvotes: 2

Upvotes percentage: 100.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written by That Ghanaian Girl

Another beautiful Ghanaian woman passionate about writing and global events shaping our world

3
Comments

avatar
3 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Tony StewartDavid GutierrezAnonymous Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

I have some garbage here, tell him to contact me

David Gutierrez
Guest
David Gutierrez

They won’t tell us the health implications of the house, so they want us to abandon our home and build home with garbage….. This is so sad

Tony Stewart
Guest
Tony Stewart

This people are taking us for a fool.. Great idea but I’m still not convinced…. They say it because of environmental destruction, are they not the one destroying the environment…. We won’t see organic manure again… Goodbye to Agriculture

7 Harsh Truths That Will Make You A Better Person

This 109-year-old WWII veteran really knows how to live