DEBEQUE, Colo. (KKCO) - A Debeque man has quite the piece of property, although much of it is covered in what he calls a recycling project, and the county calls a dump.
The last time 11 News met up with Stan Eisenach it was last winter as he was hard at work on his earthship.
He was stacking tires to make a building which doesn't require heat or air conditioning.
This last Friday, not much more has been accomplished because since then, Eisenach says he has been too busy battling the county to keep his work going.
His property, set far back from Interstate 70, has old cars and nearly 20,000 tires, but Eisenach says he plans to make use of everything on his property.
Mesa County, however, calls it a growing problem.
County Attorney Lyle Dechant says having all of those items sprawled throughout a property is no different than a dump, "He was operating a solid waste disposal site without the proper permits," Dechant says.
In fact, Eisenach says he may have to paysteep fines for the tires on his property, a price he says he can't afford.
"$2,000 a day plus a one hundred thousand dollar basic penalty," explains Eisenach.
Te county says the tires are an environmental hazard and they are unsightly Dechant says if he Esensach doesn't clean it up, he may be forced to.