Earthships: A House Made From Beer Cans Sparks a Movement

Directed by Flora Lichtman and Katherine Wells for The Adaptors, this film takes an in-depth look at a community living off the grid in Taos, New Mexico. Residents’ homes are made out of natural and recycled materials and use solar and wind power for energy.
The community’s founder, American architect Michael Reynolds, built his first Earthship house with beer cans in 1972 and has been dedicated to sustainable living for four decades.

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