Earthships in Canada — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for another interesting article, Kelly.

    I’m wondering about the subterranean cistern for water storage. In an Earthship like this, can it be placed below the foundation? Are they typically using plastic? If above ground, and in a garage, for example, would several thousand gallons of water act as a thermal mass?

    • In the Earthships I have toured there was a cistern under the floor inside, as I recall. Plastic is likely. Water is an excellent thermal mass; sometimes it is used in black tanks above ground.

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