Saturday, January 15, 2011

Garbage Warrior & Earthship Homes

Garbage Warrior [Full Length Documentary]

About Garbage Warrior
What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you're renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of "Earthship Biotecture" by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.


Earthship Homes- A passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials, thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization & renewable energy - integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills.
Biotecture - the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability & a combination of biology and architecture.

An Earthship is defined by the following 6 principles:

- Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling

- Solar & Wind Electricity

- Contained Sewage Treatment

- Built with Natural & Recycled Materials

- Water Harvesting

- Food Production

Earthship Biotecture Academy:
Become an Earthship Biotect. Attend Earthship classes.

An Earthship is a new kind of building, a new kind of architecture. It is so new, we call it Biotecture. However, we have been doing this for over 40 years.

An Earthship is a building that will take care of you, while still being sustainable,affordable, strong and meeting building codes.

Earthship Biotecture is a design/construction company in Taos, NM, USA.

We travel the world building Earthships as well all over North America, where we are based. Join us at the Earthship World Headquarters... stay a while, build with us. How many Earthships can we build together? Subscribe to Earthship eNewsletter for the worldwide Earthship Community Today! 

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Earthships provide security in economically unsecure times.

Earthships cost about the same as a conventional home, but a conventional home does not come with all the electricity and water you will use. A conventional home is bad for the planet, is not strong and uses materials that require a lot of fossil fuels to manufacture and get to your building site.

Earthships can provide you with carbon credits, tax incentives and a higher resale value.
Design / Construction Services:

Single family residence, Residential developments, Commercial Structures, Demonstration and Disaster Relief Projects.

Earthship Biotecture
PO Box 1041 / Taos, NM 87571
575-751-0462 (questions)
1-(800)-841-9249 (store)

Words - As a Citizen of the Earth

As a citizen of the earth...
I fully have the right...
to harvest water from the sky
to grow my own food in my own home
to harvest energy from the sun and the wind
to contain and reuse my own waste on my own land
to make my shelter comfortable without the use of fossil fuels
and to harvest what others throw away to construct my own home
I am willing to die to defend these rights and to spread the knowledge of how to
achieve them to others.
If six billion other people said this as well...
we would transcend the corporations, the governments, and the federal reserve bank.
We, the people, would always survive.

-michael reynolds

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