Last year I watched a documentary called “Garbage Warrior”, it is about this fantastic man who designed a zero carbon emission home and has been fighting the long process of obtaining permits for building these very necessary homes.
It is possible to volunteer on Earthship projects to learn the skills necessary to build these amazing homes. The only problem is, you need to build it in what Mr Reynolds terms as a ‘pocket of freedom’. In other words an area where old laws no longer constrict the building of carbon zero houses. These are usually in developing countries. You can find out more about Earthships at their site http://earthship.com/
This video highlights the challenges the team faces.