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 the 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-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, and a hero of the 21st century.

Author Oliver Hodge
Publisher Open Eye Media
Subject sustainable building, architecture, earthship, housing, energy
Released 2008
Length 84 mins