Haiti Mission Part 2, 2011
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude-7 earthquake that affected an estimated three million people, with death-toll estimates ranging from 100,000 to about 160,000. The earthquake caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and other cities in the region.
In 2011, Michel Reynolds and his crew responded to the disaster and traveled to Haiti to teach local people how to build their own sustainable shelters using the building techniques pioneered by Reynolds. The Haiti Earthship Project centered on the construction of permanent homes that provide their inhabitants with clean water and sanitary sewage. Each Earthship for Haiti houses 32 people in eight groups of four people each, with eight flush toilets. Food is prepared in solar ovens. A small solar powered electrical unit powers cell phones, laptops, and lights.
Paul America is an independent filmmaker and web wizard. He has traveled extensively with the Earthship team, documenting international disaster relief and humanitarian projects.