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Lebensold Earthship



OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Marketable-Home

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6%

(This house reported 35 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)

GOALS

  • To choose material and design strategies that reduce negative impacts to water, land, the atmosphere, human health and quality of life and increase occupant comfort and productivity.
Earth Berm and Wall of Windows

HOME DETAILS

  • Location: Mountain City, Tennessee
  • Climate Zone: Mixed-Humid
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2001
  • Setting: rural
  • Energy Source: - solar - propane - private hydro power - wood burning
  • Layout: Single-Family; 2 bedroom; Detached garage
  • Lot Size: 28 acre
  • Square Footage: 1800
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: $ 122.00

PRIMARY CONTACT

Ken Lebensold, Owner

- Homeowner

Phone: (423) 727-8027

SPECIAL INFORMATION

This passive solar home has hybrid photovoltaic and microhydro power system, grey-water and black-water treatment systems, energy and water efficient appliances, and a tire and earth berm structure. The American Solar Energy Society has featured the home in the national Solar Home Tour 3 years running.

Home tours can be arranged by contacting Ken or Etta Lebensold at 423-727-8027 or by e-mail (listed above).

Exterior Construction with Tires

Permeable Flagstone Pavers

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