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Earthship: Systems and Components

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1991 by Solar Survival Architecture P.
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David Koblos
Jun 10, 2014 David Koblos rated it really liked it
Some more information about earthship building, with even more details about the systems featured in them, such as water collection, lighting, temperature regulation, etc. A really great reference material. The only thing is, it is a bit dated when it comes to specific technology related info, such as light fixtures. For example, it goes into great lengths explaining the types of fluorescent light-bulbs available, and where to get them, but LED lighting is not even mentioned. All this is underst ...more
Jan 25, 2009 Bryan rated it really liked it
Helpful information while building an Earthship.
Heather R
Nov 11, 2010 Heather R rated it really liked it
so parts of it made me giggle. & honestly, sometimes it bugs me HOW Reynolds mentions getting around building codes--instead of showing the local code enforcement types how it's a viable or (more accurately) a desirable building concept. knowing what I know about some of the Earthship history in the US, he got a lot more accomplished when he made it more presentable to less adventurous types. But I did get quite a bit out of the book.
Jan 19, 2010 Michele rated it liked it
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While volume 1 talks about the structure and placement of an earthship, volume 2 goes into the systems that make it work. It feels a little dated in that technology has improved since Reynolds published, but the principles seem solid. I liked his gray water recycling ideas and there's even more diagrams of nifty things to do with tin cans.
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