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Earthship Home – Young Man’s Inspiring Building and Living Experience

This is an earthship home built by Jordan.

Jordan from Earthship PEI (Prince Edward Island, Canada) shares great tips and advice on how to build a stunning earthship-style home using recycled tires and earthen plaster made from clay, sand, and straw. He built this beautiful green building with a ton of help from his girlfriend and friends.

Related: Taylor & Steph’s $10k Earthship Home

Jordan’s Little Earthship Home in Canada

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VIDEO: Earthship Home – Young Man’s Inspiring Building & Living Experience 


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Danielle is a digital nomad who is passionate about tiny spaces, living with less, reducing waste and eating plant-based food. Danielle is half of the Exploring Alternatives blog & video project. You can find more of her at www.ExploringAlternatives.ca and her Exploring Alternatives YouTube Channel.
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  • May 10, 2017, 2:46 pm

    Not a bad looking earthship. Plus, it is a green building…..nice

  • Joe
    May 10, 2017, 3:09 pm

    This is an interesting way to build for sure. I wonder though with such huge windows with a southern exposure, wouldn’t the summer temperatures be unbearable in the house?

    • Jill Joiner
      May 10, 2017, 4:34 pm

      I wouldn’t think so in Canada. Now here in where I live in New Mexico oh yeah.

      • Rick C
        May 10, 2017, 7:43 pm

        Actually, the original Earthship people built them in New Mexico.

    • James D.
      May 10, 2017, 10:54 pm

      No, Earthships regulate their temperature… What you see is the outer area of the house, which is basically a green house but how it interacts with the rest of the house is controlled…

      Basically, during the winter the warmed air is drawn into the house but during the summer the hot air is allowed to escape up through the ceiling of the outer green house area and that creates negative air pressure that draws in cooler air from the other side of the house that isn’t facing the sun…

  • Bigfoot
    May 10, 2017, 5:49 pm

    I absolutely love the earthship homes !!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:40 am

      They are the embodiment of creativity for me because they make use of “trash” and I love it!

  • TerryW
    May 10, 2017, 9:23 pm

    Years ago when I was younger and stronger I had a load of tires dropped off to try my hand at this and found out it is seriously hard work packing those tires. Seriously hard work. I gave it up, now I have a big pile of tires that will cost me $2 each to dispose of. The lesson here is, get a few tires and pound some dirt into them (we have mostly sand here) and see if this is really something you want to do.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:34 am

      Oh no, Terry! Thanks for sharing. Always wise to consider if you have the energy/desire to do these things.

      • Eric
        July 28, 2018, 6:20 pm

        That’s why you get hippie wannabe’s to come and help build it. There is an example of this somewhere on the site (I think) of an earthship that was constructed in New Zealand.

    • Rick C
      May 12, 2017, 8:47 pm

      10-15 years ago I looked into it myself; I was even on some mailing lists with people who completed their builds. One thing I noticed was a lot of them took years to build the houses–mainly because they would do things like work on them on the weekends, around their jobs, or for various other reasons.

      People who had some extra money would sometimes hire teenagers to do the tire-pounding, because of how much effort it was. I remember a rule of thumb that it would take about 3 wheelbarrows full of dirt to fill one tire.

  • Anthonie
    May 10, 2017, 10:03 pm

    Wonderful to see the coming generation thinking like this, perhaps all is not lost:):)

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:33 am

      No way! There’s hope 🙂

  • Patricia Chang
    May 11, 2017, 2:57 am

    Earthship homes are wonderful. I am too old to build one, but the greenhouse feeling of them is beautiful. This one is quite nice. Keep on building them, young folks. They are marvelous!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:26 am

      I really love the use of recycled materials! So great for our world.

  • Nanny M
    May 12, 2017, 12:17 am

    Beautiful thoughtful creation, Jordan! Wonderful job!

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