30 Dec '15, 6pm

Meet the Earthship film examines off-grid living in a unique Taos community

Meet the Earthship film examines off-grid living in a unique Taos community

The Earthship movement is more than just a bunch of dirty hippies living in a Mad Max-esque compound in the high desert of the American Southwest, as this short film illustrates. Could you live in a home made from recycled and repurposed materials, including those normally considered to be trash and not building materials, such as old tires and beer cans, if it meant you could live more comfortably and sustainably? Would you choose to build your own funky house from stuff that gets normally gets tossed, if it meant that you could actually construct it yourself and avoid having to buy virgin building materials, such as new lumber, and could do most of the work by yourself? Building your own home is a large and complex project, and not one that many people take on, for a variety of reasons, ranging from the lack of tools and skills needed to put up a modern wood-framed house...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/meet-earthship-examines...

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