Stuff Needed

An Earthship is constructed with a variety of used materials.  Our house will keep out of the landfill 1,000 tires, 2,000 glass bottles and 5,000 pop/beer cans.

bottles any shapes, colours and sizes

PS…. Here’s a great little cleaning tip from Bonito (photo credit): If bottles are weirdly shaped, it can be hard to clean them. Add uncooked rice and soapy water into the bottle then shake it and rinse. That will get the bottle cleaner than you ever dreamed possible.

In addition to donations of tires, bottles and cans, we are always on the look out for used items for our build.  If you have anything hanging around that you’d like to get move along to a good home… we are happy to oblige.  Pick up is easily arranged.

  • Glass bottles – any colour, any shape (wine, liquor and olive oil etc.)
  • Pop and/or beer cans
  • 4′ patio glass doors
  • tarps
  • chicken, cow, horse manure
  • garden tools
  • 8# sledge hammers
  • shovels
  • rakes

theDoighouse radically sustainable, 'Earthship' inspired, off grid home, food forest and Learning Centre on Vancouver Island, BC