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Earthship: How to Build Your Own

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Earthship Biotecture
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Bryan
Jan 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Well, I'm building an Earthship...
Michele
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: homesteading
As someone with virtually no building background, I found this book easy to follow and Reynold's principles accessible. It provides a step-by-step approach to building one of his earthships, which, despite it's dirty hippy connotation, is a remarkable idea that has been applied with success as regular and luxury housing in the US, as well as across the world.
Most of all I liked his philosophy behind his writings: using resources "natural" to our current environment (tires and cans, both common i
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Child960801
I read most of this one, but it too had to go back to the library. I didn't read the philosophical stuff either, just the practical parts.
Corey Harrill
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book!
Kruip
The other way of thinking in building, is very attractive. Allthough most locations in the Netherlands wouldn't be suitable to be builded on in Reynolds way, ground water overhere is too high.
A self-sufficient home would, or better should be the standard in building from now on. This is one way to succeed in such a new direction.
Shanna
Apr 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a type of home that is completely off the grid. It provides temperature control, electricity, water, and food etc.. you can actually figure out how to build your own from the books alone- the building style is very organic.
David Koblos
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
A great introduction into all the possibilities of what a home could (or rather should) be like. Plus the very detailed instructions on how to build one.
Kami
Jul 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eco
My newest obsession! I want to live in one of these. They sound amazing.
Staffan
Nov 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Interesting ideas but somewhat unstructured occasionally.
Very worth reading though for everyone interested in sustainable construction.
Felicia A
Jan 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earth-friendly
Love the concept of an earthship and I want one very, very badly. I want to live in an earthship...
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