Imagine for a minute being whisked away to a land of no electric bills, no water bills, no heat bills. Now imagine that place doesn't require living in a grass hut in the middle of the rainforest. (But hey, that works too.) The most futuristic way to get away from your utility bills and live as D.I.Y. as possible is inside an Earthship. These self-sustaining homes aren't hooked up to the power grid or water systems, but instead function entirely on their own to produce electricity, water, and even food. They harvest energy from the sun or wind, and keep their interiors cool via natural convection. The Earthship's walls, which are typically made from tires or other dense materials, help to keep the temperature comfortable at all times. And huts they ain't—some come in the form of awe-inspiring, eco-friendly Earth castles.
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