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Tammie
2018-12-16, 08:26

Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home

I really love the greenhouse built inside this small earthship home. I like how they use the rainwater and I especially like how he designed the air conditioning by utilizing a draft from below ground . What a great idea.

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Tammie

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Niklas
2018-12-17, 12:00
#1

The earth tubes are a great idea. I didn’t understand how they work in winter to heat the house. I thought the draft was created by warm air rising sucking the cooler air in. In winter there wont be any warm air to create the draft. There must be something I missed. 🙂 Are the bottle walls for anything more than decoration and letting some light in? I didn’t get that.


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

Leia
2018-12-17, 16:50
#2

The plants are very impressive! I bet @Evelina would love this!

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Tammie
2018-12-19, 06:56
#3

The earth is a stable temperature so in comparison to the outside the draft from it warms in the winter and cools in the summer.

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Niklas
2018-12-19, 10:35
#4

#3: Yes, but what creates the draft in winter when there is no hot rising air to suck it in? They didn't mention using fans.


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

Tammie
2018-12-20, 14:37
#5

Because the air above the earth is colder then the warmer air coming from below is rising. But I don't know what made it rise in the summer.

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Tammie

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