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Making an Earthship. Architect: Michael Reynolds, Earthship Biotecture, Taos, New MexicoUSA. Mr Reynolds began designing what he calls Earthships in the 1970s. He uses rammed earth & recycled materials incl. tyres, glass bottles. He also uses passive thermal techniques like earth sheltered north walls, thermal mass & south facing glazing. He also uses solar panels for water & electricity and rain water collection.