Many,many moons ago, a life far away, I was in small town near Cripple Creek, Colorado and visiting a house built into the side of a hill. I was told it was built with old tires with concrete poured in them. I think this is correct? Does anyone know about this type of construction? Enlight me... and if you know about the house I speak of...do tell.
This type of building is called an earthship. earthship.org
The main idea is that the tyres are filled with the subsoil that you have. The soil is 'rammed' (as in rammed earth building) into the tyres. Other waste materials are, or were historically, used in the build materials. (such as aluminium cans, which can now be recycled).
You may want to check out other eco (or more eco) build methods such as rammed earth and earthbag.
posted 2 years ago
I know about earthship building but I was told the tires were filled with concrete rather than earth. Does that sound right?