The concept was first imagined in New Mexico around thirty years ago: an Earthship (géonef in French) is a habitation that is built directly by its future occupants. It fully respects the environment and is lower in cost because it privileges the use of recovered and recycled materials.
These homes are bioclimatic and autonomous in terms of both water and non-fossil fuel energy. The outside walls are made of whole tyres, all the same size and filled with rammed earth.
Products replaced: stones, concrete
Health and environmental safety: