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How to live freely
In the society we live in we are forced to get a job to get money just so you can buy the things that you need. What if I told you that there is a house that can provide you with free food, water, and electricity? Well such a thing exist. It is called an earthship. Earthships are houses that collect their own rain water, produce electricity with solar panels, and provides food from and indoor botanical garden that is nourished by a tilapia pond that can also be fished.
Michael Reynolds is the creator of the earthship and has also developed all of the concepts. The most unique thing about them is that they are made out of dirt filled recycled tires that are covered with a plaster. The house incorporates the plastered tire wall into the houses passive heating and cooling design. This means that the house can heat and cool itself with out using electricity. This is achieved simply by window placement. When the sun shines through it much shine on a thermal mass of some sort such as the plastered tires or brick.
Above is a video that explains the housing design in depth. Theses houses are not only environmentally friendly, but also provide the order with individual sovereignty which is rare. At the earthship.com website you can find out more information on the academy and army programs that they have available. I strongly urge that everybody visit the site and see what its all about.