Earthships Are Self-Sustaining Homes Built For Living Off The Grid

Earthships Are Self-Sustaining Homes Built For Living Off The Grid

Want to escape your utility bills? Consider an Earthship. These self-sustaining homes aren't hooked up to the power grid or the 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.

12:41

Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    An Earthship is a home that isn't connected to the power grid, provides its own heating and cooling, recycles its own water, and produces crops. (1:27)

  • 2

    The roofs of Earthships are designed to capture water, as well as hold solar panels and batteries. (4:16)

  • 3

    During warmer months, Earthships stay cool by capitalizing on the natural process of convection. (7:22)

See all

Sustainability

Cancer

Human Biology

Sports

Get smarter every day! Like us on Facebook.
You'll get the most interesting and engaging topics in your feed, straight from our team of experts.