Welcome to the ‘Earthships’: Off-Grid Homes Made From Garbage

In Taos, New Mexico, Michael Reynolds has been building off-grid homes from trash for the last 30 years—he’s part of a community of people who live in these unconventional homes called Earthships. “He’s an interesting model of an anti-environmentalist environmentalist,” said the filmmaker Flora Lichtman about her subject. “In fact, Michael is fond of saying: I hate the words ‘green’ and ‘recycling.’” This short film was directed by Lichtman and Katherine Wells for the podcast The Adaptors, a project of SoundVision Productions with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.