Californian Home Made Out of Used Tires

by , 08/17/10

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Check out this home made from old tires! Architect David Bonilla constructs these houses in California and Mexico using recycled materials. He focuses on constructing these residences in rural zones and less privileged areas. The final result is a sturdy house that saves tires from going to the dump.


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  1. James Morrow February 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    How expensive is this house to build?

  2. David Bonilla February 11, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Thank you Inhabitat editors for your support and publication; there has been an important support and I am very grateful.
    Let me share something new: my new sustainable development project whose construction embark on the next March.
    This is an horizontal building with 7,000 Sq Feet that will be built reusing 5,000 waste tires whole!

    Here I send a link to learn about this project:

    Tomorrow I will work in a special translation for you.
    Thank you, sincerely:

    David Bonilla EcoCasas/Green Architect/In-habitat-citizen!

  3. ecobeak August 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    This isn’t a new idea, although from the picture seems to be well-executed. After all, so-called “earthships” made from used tires have been around for decades. If this architect brings something new to the basic idea, it would be nice to read about it, but when I click on “Read More” the site loops back to the same page.

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