After Haiti's destruction caused by the killer earthquake in January 2010, it's time to rebuild the country. One million people still live in tents and temporary houses, and resheltering these people can be a costly and daunting task. American architect Michael Reynolds brings an economically eco-friendly and disaster-proof solution to Haiti: the construction of "Earthships."
Earthships are made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles and styrofoams. In Haiti, Reynolds used crushed rubble from the collapsed structures for flooring and walls. His design reuses wastewater and supports low-energy consumption. Other supplies necessary to complete one house is currently estimated at $5000, but Reynolds says it could possibly be brought down to $2000.
Reynolds has dedicated his life to building eco-friendly homes. He is the founder of Earthship Biotecture in New Mexico.