Earthship Kansas: A Home Made of Old Tires

A couple spends two years building a massive, yet light and airy, home out of old tires.

The Millsteins’ passive solar sunroom is paved with squares of limestone and shale. Because of county building codes, the sunroom’s plants cannot act as filters for graywater as in classically constructed earthships, but tropical and semitropical plants and herbs thrive in the indoor environment.
Photo By Lark Smothermon