Sustainability has become a hot topic in recent years, with many people looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and live a greener life. However, for homeowners, the journey to sustainability can be challenging, especially when it comes to utility expenses. But one TikTok user, Ari (@arianna_danielson), is showing the world that sustainability can be both beautiful and achievable in her “Earthship” home.
trying to explain it a bit really quick because so many people ask! gonna do another video on how impossible/ insanely difficult it was to finance and Insure. 🙄🙄🙄 #earthship #earthshiptour #colorado #coloradosprings #earthshiphome #sustainable #sustainability #interiordesign #retro #earthshiptiktok #earthships #earthshiphouse
What is an Earthship Home? An Earthship is a self-sufficient and passive solar bio-home made from recycled materials. Ari explained in a January 6 TikTok video that the walls of her Earthship are constructed from recycled tires, with the walls themselves made from a mix of earth and straw. The Earthship is off-grid, relying on solar panels on the roof to power the home, and it recycles water, which is used to water the plants.
How Does an Earthship Regulate Its Temperature?
Unlike traditional homes, Earthships don’t have a heating and cooling system. They regulate their own temperatures, thanks to their design. Ari’s Earthship is built below the frost line, and the windows are angled upwards, which allows the sun to keep the home warm in the winter. In the summer, built-in blinds help keep the house cool. Ari also mentioned that she has a propane fireplace in the front and a pellet stove in the back, both of which are efficient and clean. Despite the freezing temperatures outside, the temperature inside the Earthship remains a comfortable 71 degrees without any fireplaces turned on.
Why are Earthships Becoming More Popular?
Earthships have been around for decades, but they are becoming increasingly popular among those seeking a greener lifestyle. The fact that they are made from recycled materials and that they are self-sufficient and off-grid makes them an attractive option for eco-conscious homeowners. There are even companies that specialize in building Earthships from the ground up.
Ari plans to make another video to explain how she purchased her Earthship because they are said to be notoriously difficult to buy. However, with the growing demand for sustainable homes that don’t compromise on design, Earthships are definitely worth exploring.
If you’re looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle, consider an Earthship home. With their beauty and eco-friendliness, these homes are the perfect way to reduce your carbon footprint and live a greener life. Start your research today and take the first step towards a more sustainable future.
Check out these 10 Amazing Sustainable Home Designs From Around The World!
- 5 Fantastic Volunteer Vacation Ideas That Make a Difference
- 10 Amazing Sustainable Home Designs From Around The World
- Miss USA Wore a Sustainable Homemade Swimsuit Cape Made of Plastic Bottles
- How to Make Your Home Non-Toxic [Video]
- How This Couple Set up a Natural DIY Grey Water System for Their Tiny Home [Video]
Easy Ways to Help the Planet:
- Eat Less Meat: Download Food Monster, the largest plant-based recipe app on the App Store, to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy. You can also buy a hard or soft copy of our favorite vegan cookbooks.
- Reduce Your Fast Fashion Footprint: Take initiative by standing up against fast fashion pollution and supporting sustainable and circular brands like Tiny Rescue that raise awareness around important issues through recycled zero-waste clothing designed to be returned and remade over and over again.
- Support Independent Media: Being publicly funded gives us a greater chance to continue providing you with high-quality content. Please consider supporting us by donating!
- Sign a Petition: Your voice matters! Help turn petitions into victories by signing the latest list of must-sign petitions to help people, animals, and the planet.
- Stay Informed: Keep up with the latest news and important stories involving animals, the environment, sustainable living, food, health, and human interest topics by subscribing to our newsletter!
- Do What You Can: Reduce waste, plant trees, eat local, travel responsibly, reuse stuff, say no to single-use plastics, recycle, vote smart, switch to cold water laundry, divest from fossil fuels, save water, shop wisely, donate if you can, grow your food, volunteer, conserve energy, compost, and don’t forget about the microplastics and microbeads lurking in common household and personal care products!