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Response to SergeStorms (Original post)

Sat Jul 23, 2022, 07:02 PM

1. My closest neighbor built an earthship

Iím in the high desert of NM and live in an area with lots of alternative building - earthships, strawbale, adobe and rammed earth. My boyfriend used to be a contractor so he and I built my place - itís frame covered in redwood.

Almost all were built by women in the 90ís as building inspection was very lax out here back then. Most of the earthships have interior walls of cement/plaster covering soda cans. I made some retaining walls and stairs with cans. Back in the 90ís we were mostly all off grid. Iím one of the few that connected my panels to grid. All are facing south with lots of windows (including mine) for passive solar heat in winter.

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