29 Jan '15, 7pm

‘Earthship’ revolution in the US

‘Earthship’ revolution in the US

Taos, United States - It was an ordinary evening at the Elsasser household in New Mexico. As the reddish sun set over the vast desert, Grey, 4, and Dusty, 6, enthusiastically joined their father to bake cookies. While keeping one eye on his rambunctious children, who stealthily dug into the sugar jar and stuffed their mouths full, and another on the pets – three dogs and a fluffy black cat over the kitchen top – Ted Elsasser explained why their one-bedroom home is so special. “We’re completely off the grid. We produce our own electricity with solar panels, harvest water, and treat our sewage all within the house,” he told Al Jazeera, adding that the exterior walls were built using recycled truck tyres, empty beer cans, and glass bottles pounded with mud. Elsasser has lived in dwellings such as these for 20 years and said he can’t imagine being back on the grid again. Elsas...

Full article: http://earthship.com/blogs/2015/01/earthship-revolution-us/

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