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Co Antrim's Giant’s Causeway is a true world wonder Made up of 40,000 black basalt columns jutting from the sea on Northern Ireland's Antrim plateau, the site, featured in many local legends, has been studied extensively by geologists. Formed through volcanic activity during the Tertiary period, 50-60 million years ago, it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1986.
Here's another inspiring earthbag construction for fans of natural homes out there! The Shantikuthi Earthbag Spiral House is called such because its walls were built in a spiral pattern. Its roof also has a spiral garden where visitors can harvest seeds to bring home and plant in their own yard. Learn more about it and view the slideshow of the building process on our site! :)
Standing 45 feet high, the Long Island Green Dome is the largest residential geodesic dome in the world. Taking nearly 4 years to build, it features 16 specially designed high solar heat gain windows and vents that not only warm the interior but can be filtered especially to heat the concrete floors. There is a water system that captures hot water from the shower and recirculates it for heat. All electricity is powered by a 10K solar power system and a 1.9K wind power generator.
Let’s see, what’s the last thing you spent $300 on? DMV renewal fees? A new laptop? Rent? We live in a culture where a lot of us subsist on very little, but we’re trained by those who have a lot of money to think less of what we do have. But it’s amazing what you can do with $300 if you have the creativity and determination to make something incredible happen.
". . . the Earthship is the epitome of sustainable design and construction. No part of sustainable living has been ignored in this ingenious building." Earthships can be built in any part of the world, in any climate and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.