30 Jan '13, 9pm

Survival Pod Earthships: Why they are more attainable buildings

Survival Pod Earthships: Why they are more attainable buildings

Water system is essentially based on gravity. There is a bucket that catches the gravity fed water, which is used to bucket flush a toilet. The difference is in price between the S-Pod water system and the Global Model system is mainly the electricity and plumbing equipment that is needed to pressurize and heat water instead of gravity feeding water from a cistern straight into your home. We have recently invested in a $20 pump that uses very minimal electricity and 5-gallon water container next to the 45 degree plastic (south facing windows) in an insulated box that allows for gravity fed hot water and a kitchen sink within the home. The pump works off of a one-room power system that is integrated into the S-Pods. Normally, in a Global Model Earthship, we spend about $5,000 on hot water. This is about $50 or less for this system. The shower has no plumbing and drains dire...

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