Alternative Building

Incredible Small Off-Grid Earthship Home

2018-12-16 07:26 #0 by: Tammie

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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2018-12-17 11:00 #1 by: Niklas

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.

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2018-12-17 15:50 #2 by: Leia

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

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2018-12-19 05:56 #3 by: Tammie

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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2018-12-19 09:35 #4 by: Niklas

#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.

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2018-12-20 13:37 #5 by: Tammie

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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