The Kinney family is building what is believed to be Alberta’s first earthship on rural land near Lethbridge. More than 800 tires and 12,000 cans are being used to construct the 1,800 square foot three-bedroom off-the-grid home. Once complete, the Kinney earthship will treat and recycle its greywater, generate its own electricity, produce a portion of its own food and regulate its own temperature. Michael Reynolds, an American architect and the “father” of earthships, is helping build the Alberta project.Photograph by: Duncan Kinney , Calgary Herald

Source: www.calgaryherald.com

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