Fleet of Earthships Lands in Brighton

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Earthships started in Taos, New Mexico-"self contained dwellings that will sail on the seas of tomorrow". Built from indigenous materials and problematic items like old tires and bottles, they are so energy efficient that they have no utility bills. Now developer Biotecture is proposing a 16 home development in Brighton that will use up 15,000 old tires, collect their own water and be powered by solar panels and wind turbines. "A successful development in Brighton could pave the way for dozens of Earthship colonies around the UK. It's a very powerful, iconic building concept that has the potential to revolutionise the way we live." says Biotecture's Daren Howarth. Elegant high density solutions they are not, but Brighton has always attracted unusual architecture ::Biotecture via ::Guardian.