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Garbage Warrior (2007)

Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, hat grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own ... See full summary »

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Imagine a home that heats itself, that provides its own water, hat grows its own food. Imagine that it needs no expensive technology, that it recycles its own waste, that it has its own power source. And now imagine that it can be built anywhere, by anyone, out of the things society throws away. Thirty years ago, architect Michael Reynolds imagined just such a home - then set out to build it. A visionary in the classic American mode, Reynolds has been fighting ever since to bring his concept to the public. He believes that in an age of ecological instability and impending natural disaster, his buildings can - and will - change the way we live. Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds, his crew of renegade house builders from New Mexico, and their fight to introduce radically different ways of living. A snapshot of contemporary geo-politics and an inspirational ... Written by Anonymous

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Earthships are WAY too expensive for most of us
15 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first part of this film shows the huge amount of wood, and manpower, that is being used to build an Earthship. Just look at the cost of Earthships, and you'll see that they cannot be the solution to the problems they claim to solve.

Strawbale houses can be built for £10,000 (Google "£10,000 Strawbale House") - Brian Stinchcombe built such a house in the 1990s, and of course, the local planning officers had to put a stop to it, because their rich building industry friends, (who would never give them bribes of course), couldn't allow the rest of the population to see that you could build a house for only £10,000, and a super insulated, super quiet, super eco-friendly strawbale one at that.

When are we going to see a film about Brian Stinchcombe's £10,000 strawbale house, or any other £10,000 strawbale house? Earthships use the most labour intensive (and stupid) form of construction possible - tyres rammed with earth.


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