An Earthship-type home in Chertsey, Quebec

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Hélène Dubé shows us around the house she built with her partner Alain Neveu near Chertsey, in Quebec’s Lanaudière region. The walls of this Earthship-inspired home are built with tires filled with earth, and its main source of heating is the sun which comes through large south-facing windows. Hélène also tells us about the rocket mass heater they use as auxiliary heating and harvests the last fig of the season, in the middle of February!

For more information on Hélène and Alain’s project, you can visit their website at