Rebuilding Haiti With Homes Made From Used Tires And Bottles

Rebuilding Haiti With Homes Made From Used Tires And Bottles
Design

The Earthship is an eco-friendly structure made from local waste material.

Naresh Kumar
  • 21 july 2010

Michael Reynolds is an architect who specializes in building environmentally-friendly structures in regions that have been ravaged by disasters. He’s currently engaged in Haiti, where he is building an earthship, a structure made from used tires, bottles and other waste material salvaged from the area and packed with dirt. The earthship measures just 120 square feet and is earthquake and hurricane-resistant. It is designed to harness solar and wind energy to generate its own power, and will collect usable rainwater. The earthship will also have flush toilets and a provision for residents to grow their own food.

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