An entire village of earthships sounds like a dream, but it nearly became reality in a small village in the eastern part of The Netherlands called Olst. Twelve of the 24 buildings have tyre walls, filled with rammed earth, supporting the roof. The other 12 buildings are built with a wood frame supporting the roof and straw bale walls.
When I heard about the project I was of course curious to see what it looked like and, being aware of the many challenges earthship projects face, was interested to find out how they did it.
During a visit to The Netherlands I had the opportunity to visit and speak with two of the founders.