Using car tyres for walls


car tire garden wallWe’ve decided to use car tyres to make the front garden wall and a large embankment that will rise up to the front of the house.

Each tyre is filled with soil and can be planted with herbs, wild flowers, sedum (commonly used for green/living roofs) and other hanging plants.

The photo is one example of the many kinds of structures (including houses) that can be made from car tyres. Taken from the following link with many other ideas for using car tyres.

Advantages: made from used tyres otherwise destined to rot by the roadside or burned, long lasting and possibly maintenance free, as with green roofs; offers a habitat for local plants and animals, free.


About ifd66

From UK and living in Japan. I am very interested in sustainable development and in general ecology and conservation issues and solutions. Finished building a low impact family house in Shiga, Japan in 2013 and am now focused on using permaculture to develop our plot of land into a more sustainable, productive, and attractive space. My hope is that this blog is useful to those interested in similar issues and way of life.
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2 Responses to Using car tyres for walls

  1. Vividhunter says:

    Cool idea. We have bought some land in Wakayama, which was used as a dumping site for rubbish, and have an abundance of old tires. Good to know how to use them.


  2. ifd66 says:

    What plans do you have for the Wakayama land? If you ever get to use the tyres, would be very interested to see the results…


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