Starting in 1970, Mike Reynolds decided to build his dream home near Taos, New Mexico with one goal in mind; to be off the grid completely. These homes- known as Earthships- do just that. Made from recycled bottles, tires, and rammed earth, the Earthships capture 100% of their water needs on site. Not only do they capture and store water, each home treats it's own waste using a system of indoor and outdoor botanical cells.
In door planters service multiple duties; growing food, flowers, beauty, and filtering great water from sinks and showers. Through the planter, the water is filtered through thick volcanic pumice and the bacteria and microbes gobble up the nutrients from the plants.