Home built with mostly repurposed materials

October 14, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Cement and aluminum cans form a wall that encircles the load-bearing, dirt-filled, rubber tires in Vendoni and Kenny Colvin's "Earthship" house on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Brumley. The Colvins have been building the house, largely composed of repurposed materials, since April 2003 after visiting some other Earthships in Taos, N.M.

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