Thursday, July 13, 2017

the teletubbies did it

I'd build an Earthship.  Just a small one.  Big enough for two people and the occasional guests. It could be a vacation home.  Maybe we'd airbnb it when we weren't there.

[From Wikipedia] An Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires.
An Earthship addresses six principles or human needs:
  1. Thermal/solar heating and cooling
  2. solar and wind electricity
  3. self contained sewage treatment
  4. building with natural and recycled materials
  5. water harvesting and long term storage
  6. some internal food production capability
Designing our Earthship would be fun.  It would provide a lot of sun in the winter.  We could make use of the natural landscape.
It would be cool in the summer and still provide plenty of natural light.

There are plans available online.  We'd just need to get ourselves a plot of land and get hopping.
Construction might involve gathering and filling old tires with dirt and pounding them over and over with sledge hammers, and/or collecting a bunch of old bottles and/or cans and tediously joining them with concrete.  


It could take many hours.  But could be a fun hobby, right?

Or... maybe I'd do a webcomic...


Linking up this week with Mama Kat for the prompt:
2. Describe a hobby you would pursue if you had an additional hour to spend each day


Jimmy said...

This could be a very interesting hobby, and the end result so rewarding.

ShadowRun300 said...

As cool as those are, I can't see myself spending my extra hour a day building one. I'd rather reap the rewards of someone else's work. So what would I do with an extra hour? Hmm... go for a long bike ride. I have yet to go on a test ride to make sure I'm ready for another 200 miles In September. Surely I'll find an extra hour in the next few months....

KatBouska said...


Abby said...

Just might learn something, too.

Abby said...

Well, you know MY earthship would have a bicycle garage :)

Abby said...

Yes! And as I recall, the Teletubbies had that robot vacuum cleaner thing...

Morgan C said...

OMG! Those are so awesome!! I especially like the bathroom picture! I would totally air bnb it!

Abby said...

Yeah, if we don't get our own, I'd love to just stay in one for a bit!

Cheryl said...

Now that's a place I'd definitely rent on Airbnb!