How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation I: Tire Work
This booklet is the first in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers building the thermal mass walls out of tires, the thermal wrap, vent tubes, cistern installation and front stem walls. Photographs, diagrams and thorough explanations of procedures will guide you through the tire work phase of the building.
With over 40 years of experience, Michael Reynolds has developed a a living' home that heats and cools itself passively, harvests/treats/ and reuses its water four times, collects its own electricity, and grows its own food. The Global Model, which incorporates the double greenhouse, is the culmination of years of experimenting and building with recycled materials. These booklets have been put together with input from the Earthship crew, who have built hundreds of these homes around the world.
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15s for course 16d nails backhoe battered bench mark tire bottom bulk head fitting Bury the insulation Bury the vent cardboard Cistern Installation cistern placement comfort system concrete block construction drawings course Layout course of tires diameter dry fit duct tape dump truck Earthship Biotecture enter the building expand flexible PVC floor plan four feet Front Stem Wall glue insert inside Install the thermal length lift the tire Measure metal lath mil plastic moisture perimeter insulation Pick Trick place the cisterns pounded in place pounded tire PVC male adapters rammed earth second course Shoot the east shovel side silt catch skidsteer sledgehammer smaller sized tires squishy tire Steps to install straight string line sure tall rigid insulation tape temperature thermal wrap insulation three tire turn tire courses go tire wall tires are pounded vertical insulation panels water supply sheet west empty tires wing walls wrap insulation panels