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Penda revealed new ecological-Bamboo city vision rethinking the process and sustainable materials

all images © Penda<p><b>Vienna and Beijing based-design studio Penda has revealed new ecological-Bamboo city for the Beijing Design Week 2015.</b> The project …

Architecture

Inside the Lives of Canadians Who Live in 'Earthships'

These strange-looking houses built with material like old tires, pop cans and beer bottles are designed to be completely self-sufficient and make it possible for their inhabitants to live off the grid.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>The word <i>earthship</i> conjures up images of a new-age …

Wind Power

It’s made of cans and old tires and can grow tomatoes in the winter: Take a tour of Alberta’s first earthship

LETHBRIDGE COUNTY — In the dead of winter, in the middle of the southern Alberta prairies, the Kinneys’ Christmas dinner included juicy tomatoes …

Off-grid

Brighton 'Earthship' crowdsources for new energy systems

An entirely self-sufficient, off-the-grid building designed to educate students and the public about low-carbon issues has turned to crowdfunding to …

Clean Energy

Eco Village community starts to build Germany's first Earthship

Constructed using recycled and natural materials and equipped with natural off-grid systems to provide heating, cooling, energy generation, water, …

Day 2

Day 2 with the crew and apprentices was another success. Our town inspector came at 9am (we passed!) and the cement truck came around 10am to dump …

Log Corners -- Getting the Order Right -- from my DVD series "Building Log Homes"

How to build a house for free

I had no house for over 2 years during my early 20s — I just didn’t care for the associated baggage, like rent and contracts. I also was put off by …

Real Life Flintstones House Lures Tourists in Portugal

<i>The 'House of Stone' stands on a remote hillside in northern Portugal. Photo via flickr</i><p>It's a bit of a shame that the easiest way to describe this …

Cheap, strong and cool

Shipping containers make sturdy and affordable houses<p>The home building industry is becomes greener and greener, but it's still overlooking an obvious …

How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation I: Tire Work

This booklet is the first in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment …

Earthship homes: Living off the grid

Rural Virginia seemed an unlikely place for a green dream, as Melina Winterton and Larry Peck discovered when they told contractors they wanted to build an earthship.<p>"You want to do what?" was the common reply.<p>"They thought we were building a garage at first," Winterton says.<p>No, they were building …

So you wanna build an Earthship? Advice for the eager from Rachel Goldlust, founder of Earthship Australia

Developed by Michael Reynolds, renegade architect, waste re-imaginer and general cowboy, in his own words Earthship Biotecture building methods ‘use …

Earthships: self-sustaining homes for a post-apocalyptic land?