I watched this film quite awhile ago, but I think of it often. Michael Reynolds is architect who creates homes out of reused tires and plastic bottles. These amazing “earth ships” in the desert are completely off the grid, require no air conditioning or central heating, and possess a distinctly zero-waste vibe.
The film documents Reynold’s struggles to get his innovative building methods through the American court system of building codes and follows him overseas where countries suffering tsunami damage embrace his technologies.
I can’t imagine houses like these popping up in Vancouver any time soon, but if Michael has his way you just might see these sustainable community clusters spotting the American countryside.