The Brighton Earthship in Stanmer Woods was the first to be built in the UK in 2000. The aim was to make a building with low environmental impact and that makes use of recycled materials.. The building is now a community centre with a team running training sessions educating people about the importance of eco-friendly buildings. The Earthship is made from recycled materials and is self sustainable. This means that it only uses water collected from rainfall, and power is generated by a wind turbine.The walls are made from 1000 old car tyres of which we throw away over 4o million every year.The Earthship has the potenial to harvest 48 000 litres of rainfall every year.