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Garbage Warrior will not give you the latest cutting edge information about sustainable design (though it certainly is a great primer), nor is it a full biography of Mr.Read more ›
Other than that, this is one heck of a great documentary!
You can't watch this movie without becoming immediately obsessed with Earthships. My wife and weren't even half way through this film when we had to start pausing it to discuss ways we might one day incorporate some of the ideas presented in this film into our own property.
The struggle against the local planning board will appeal to your inner libertarian.
In the end though, the Garbage Warrior won of course! Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!
You must see this film!
October 20, 2013
The Garbage Warrior
Why self-sustaining housing? Not only are self-sufficient homes, also known as autonomous homes, environmentally friendly but these recycled “earth machines” are known to save a stupendous amount on housing costs. Initially these green living dwellings began as a project for radical architect Michael Reynolds, from The Garbage Warrior filmed in 2008 and directed by Oliver Hodge. For thirty-five years Reynolds has been experimenting with sustainable housing in New Mexico’s desert. These homes are often built with cast-off materials, using recycled garbage such as old beer cans and used water bottles to create homes. Within the film The Garbage Warrior, Reynolds calls attention to issues within traditional modern architecture. This film creates an image for communities to unify the environment and architecture together. Homes Reynolds designed and created relied solely on themselves for heating, cooling, electricity, and more. As well as being beneficial infrastructures these homes are perceived as visions of art. Self-sustaining housing is important because many families cannot afford typical housing; Michael Reynolds brings attention to the importance of key issues in the environment utilizing it within urbanism in a creative, inexpensive way. Reynolds ultimately brings a twist to building.
Not all American housing authorities have welcomed Reynolds’ work; many actually strived to shut his work down. These reasons varied for why authorities had wanted an end to self-sustainable housing. Some reasons include minor infractions of leaking or heating, or others insisting there had been issues not following all regulated laws for building.Read more ›
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Uplifting, inspiring. Visionary genius experiments with different building designs in the New Mexico desert using natural and recycled materials, and also develops a housing model... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Cavanaugh
Very interesting. Great ideas, exhausting obstacles. I want to build such a home, if I could find the land that is doable. Courageous.Published 9 months ago by wudzwomn
Excellent information, but can do without the language. Sad too because if it wasn't for the language would recommend it to sooo many people.Published 11 months ago by Beloved
Let me start by saying that this is by no means a criticism of Mike Reynolds, and the important and amazing work that he and his crew have done and continue to do both in the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Wayne Valzania
Story of Michael Reynolds of New Mexico who builds homes out of drink cans, tires, and plastic bottles. They are called 'Earth Ships'. Read morePublished 13 months ago by ellison
Loved this - fascinating. We had one of his houses. Everyone should have one!!!!!Published 15 months ago by Abigail Collins
I was hoping the movie would be more about the inner workings of earthships and less about the political fight for experimental buildings which is why I'm only giving it 3 stars. Read morePublished 16 months ago by J. Brown
Loved it! Engaging & likable. Michael Reynolds is a genius in his own right, and so is the director of this absolutely fascinating documentary.
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