There’s a new type of home being built near Miles City that will cost its owner nothing to heat or cool.
It’s called an Earthship and it’s a self sustaining home which provides heating and cooling, electricity, sewage treatment, water harvesting and food production. not to mention a zero utility bill.
“To me it makes sense; a building that will basically take care of you and itself,” said Demian Larsen, Earthship Builder. “I can leave and not worry about lines freezing or paying power bills.”
Earthships have been built all around the world, but this is the latest, an 1,800 square foot home located just a few miles outside Miles City.
Almost every part of an Earthship is eco-friendly, including the roof, which catches water and channels it through filters for consumption, cleaning and bathing.
Instead of wood and cement, the major building component of the earthship is low-priced automobile tires which are filled with dirt to create earth bricks.
Other ways this green house will save you some green is through solar panels that keep the inside at a cool 72 degrees.
“There’s a shallow indoor planter that will provide herbs, lettuces, small gardens and deeper cells for small fruit trees, bananas and avocados.”
While Earthships continue to help the environment and eliminate utility