Taos, United States – It’s a green architectural movement that took root in the desert of New Mexico some 40 years ago. That’s when Michael Reynolds, 69, began experimenting with building homes out of garbage and natural materials that he called “Earthships”.
Empty steel beer and soft drink cans are used to build experimental housing near Taos, New Mexico, in June 1974. Designer Michael Reynolds stands next to an interior wall in one of the structures. The exterior walls are constructed using eight-can units as building blocks. According to Reynolds, these houses, whose walls require 70,000 cans in all, can be built as much as 20 percent cheaper than conventional homes.(David Hiser/NARA)
Michael Reynolds, creator of the Earthship concept, runs his ‘old Mercedes’ on Waste Vegetable Oil, WVO, obtained from local restaurants.
Watch the video of Michael Reynolds explaining what he does below.
A way of life that gets people to the point where survival is a song we sing while living.