Incredible Home Made from Old Tires and Pop Cans

by , 07/28/11



In July 2009, Sandra Burkholder and her family began building an earthship – a sustainable house built out of used tires and pop cans. Called the Darfield Earthship, the home features green building methods, water conservation, organic growing techniques, and renewable energy. The inspiring project also recently won $5,000 in the So Nice “A Better Organic World” contest.


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  1. joshuasulwer August 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Thats pretty neat and seems like a lot of work. I originally thought it was an indoor biosphere like set up, or in other words a indoor self suffient garden dug down below the frost line and insulated so warmer area plants could grow year round inside but I’m still impressed by ur hard work. Wish there was more pictures of the finished inside amd rest of the area. Keep up the goood work thanks

  2. multifacetedval August 1, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Couldn’t the same type of structure be built with wisteria and kudzu plants?

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