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Brighton Earthship Front / Left Elevation

The south facing windows maximise natural solar heating.

 

An image taken at or near the Brighton Earthship located near Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex.

 

The Earthship - the first built in the UK - is an experimental sustainable development which includes the following features: photovoltaic solar cells, collection of rainwater from the roof, a windmill, using the thermal storage property of the ground (by building "hobbit like" into a hillside), reuse of rubber tires as a building material for the walls.

 

No one lives here, but regular tours are available by arrangement.

 

Further information:

Low Carbon Trust

Brighton Earthship Project

Sustainable Development Commission

The UK Earth Centre Network

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Taken on May 11, 2008