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Garbage Warrior

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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. Shot over three years and in four different countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.


"Inspiring!" -- NOW Magazine

"Riveting! Alternately profane, ridiculous and brave" -- VAncouver International Film Festival

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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring July 28 2010
Perhaps a bit crass, but what do you expect from a hippie? This guy is a genius. His construction techniques are inspiring, accessible, and golly, I think I could do this myself! After watching this film, I feel very positive that housing can be made sustainable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Earthship Voyage April 20 2011
By Gary Fuhrman TOP 50 REVIEWER
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That would have been a better title, in my opinion, for this fascinating look at radical green architect Michael Reynolds, creator of the "Earthship". The film demonstrates that it's perfectly possible to build sustainable and energy-efficient dwellings without investing a lot of money in them. It also shows how much time, energy, inspiration and perspiration Reynolds had to invest in order to prove that it could be done with available materials. Quite a lot of the film documents his ongoing struggle in the state legislature against bureaucratic red tape and opposition from the establishment. But the film is a real celebration of what can be accomplished by thinking outside the box and working outside the System.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Insight Nov. 3 2008
Here is a film that again shows the obstacles that our governments place in our way. You wonder how much input big business has in the whole housing market. Do the local authorities really believe they are doing the best for us, or are they ensuring their own positions.
You can see the shallowness of the regulatory process when all of a sudden the focus of this movie becomes accepted outside the USA for his work in underprivileged countries. Then all of a sudden he is back in favor. WOW
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5.0 out of 5 stars Something Special Aug. 4 2014
By Kirk Alex - Published on Amazon.com
Loved it! Engaging & likable. Michael Reynolds is a genius in his own right, and so is the director of this absolutely fascinating documentary.
Get your hands on a copy. Only beware, you just might get the urge to build one of these doggone, self-saficient, environmentally friendly houses yourself––hopefully with Mr. Reynolds' input, of course. If only I had the bucks, I'd look into it myself. Am kicking myself at the moment––for having thrown out all those beer cans over the years.

As others have said: WOW!
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! Great documentary for any newbe to Earthships... Sept. 17 2013
By John F. Steel - Published on Amazon.com
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Awesome!!! Great documentary for any newbe to Earthships.... Pretty much covers the work of Michael Reynolds and his Earthship Warriors as they strive to lead humanity to a path or sanity and healing..Truly inspiring. A masterful work. Two thumbs up!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars a fascinating watch Sept. 22 2011
By soneechka - Published on Amazon.com
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the man is a genius and the doc is a delight. blows your mind and makes you dream and furious all at the same time.
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW Oct. 28 2008
By J scout - Published on Amazon.com
A true inspiring way the future needs to move... NOW !!!

I would recommend to EVERYONE!!
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD July 14 2008
By Concerned Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This video is available for $24.98 on the movie's website plus shipping and handling. I would never pay what they are selling for through the used DVDS. Sort of defeats the purpose that whole idea of the movie is promoting by trying to profit that horribly off it. Shame on you.
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