Tiny Earthship Style Cabin Built with Recycled Tires & Green Roof



This mini earthship-style cabin is built with recycled tires and glass bottles, cob, and a gorgeous green roof. It’s a 1-room cabin so the bedroom, kitchen, and dining room are all in one open concept space. The bathroom is the only thing that is separate from the living area.

While this micro cabin design looks a lot like an earthship, the design does not include all 6 principles of an earthship, as outlined by Michael Reynolds:

This cabin is indirectly powered with solar, it’s built with reclaimed and natural materials, and it has a passive solar design. It does not collect rainwater, produce food or treat grey and black water.

We visited this green building during a recent trip to Portugal and were excited to see such a neat space surrounded by inspiring projects and other structures. It has a natural pool/pond, trails, a yurt, a straw bale home, a yoga studio, dogs, chickens, horses, and a cat, as well as extensive gardens and fruit trees. A beautiful permaculture space/eco-resort to visit for sure!

If you would like to learn more about this mini earthship, check out:

Quinta Ecosophia:

Reforestation Project:

Beatroot vegan food:

Georgia Marnham Iyengar Yoga:
georgiamarnham@gmail.com

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat of Exploring Alternatives

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Photos of the earthship cabin build provided by Denise from Quinta Ecosophia

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32 Replies to “Tiny Earthship Style Cabin Built with Recycled Tires & Green Roof”

  1. Old Soul, Simple Life

    Thank you for your awesome channel. You've helped inspire me to start my own channel documenting my journey to homesteading off grid. I've learned so much from you and other great homesteading channels on Youtube! Thanks for all you do!

  2. MOOSE117

    In my opinion, if you have access to a grid that has a non renewable source, that's the best way to have solar pannels. It's simpler, you never run out of power and you don't need batteries (which you have to replace every 6 years… not really ecofriendly).

  3. Jenny Peterson

    It’s not really an “earth ship” if it’s on municipal water and sewer as well having on grid electrical…is it. It’s a lovely step in a great direction using thermal mass and passive solar but no water collection, food production or waist water treatment makes this … not an earth ship.

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