Can Earthships Solve Haiti’s Housing?

This is one way to solve a housing crisis. Using discarded tires and bottles to create walls of a home. Architect Michael Reynolds has applied this green building construction technique to more than 1,000 homes and thinks it will be the answer to rebuilding Haiti.
He calls his homes “Earthships” and they are built from used tires, bottles, cardboard, styrofoam and other waste materials. They are sustainable and and rely on solar and wind for energy.

Remember the people of Haiti still need your help as well as forward thinking people like Mr. Reynolds.
[via Wall Street Journal]

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.