When architect Mike Reynolds wanted to try out his “earthships,” homes made of unconventional materials (used tires and empty glass bottles) the New Mexico desert was the perfect place.


You see, given that the desert can be unbearable hot in the summer and absolutely frigid in the winter, he’d be able to test whether the homes, which are built to be self-sustaining (meaning they produce their own electricity, water, and food), could pass mustard.

Many people believe that sustainable houses like these are the key to a better future. What do you think?


Source: Great Big Story