House as Assemblage of by-products:
For thousands and thousands of years, housing was built from found materials such as rock, earth, reeds and logs.
Today, there are mountains of by-products of our civilization that are already made and delivered to all areas.
In keeping with the design and performance requirements of a Earthship Biotecture, the nature of the building matierials for an Earthship must have certain characteristics established. These characteristics must align with, rather than deteriorate, the environment of the planet.
The major structural building component of the Earthship is recycled automobile tires filled with compacted earth to form a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber. This brick and the resulting bearing walls it forms is virtually indestructible.
Materials are found all over the planet. Shipping materials for long distances is not sustainable and uses excessive amounts of energy. In order for the Earthship to be easily accessible to the common person and to maintain a low impact on the planetary energy situation, a “building block” found all over the globe would be required. image/article from : earthship.com read & see more about Earthship Biotecture >>