When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine

015 - Why We Built an Earthship

January 17, 2021

In 1992 Annie and Jay Warmke decided to begin the process of leaving their suburban corporate lifestyle and build a home made from tires, cans and salvaged materials in the hills of Appalachian Ohio.

 

Construction on the first "Earthship" located east of the Mississippi River began.  The project would take years, perhaps because neither knew what they were doing. 

 

Over the years over 35,000 people have now visited this unique passive solar home - learning about the realities and pitfalls of sustainable living. 

 

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