04/26/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Building With Garbage: Save Money, Save The Earth

What to do with trash? There's so much of it! Why, a friendly PR representative just me sent a pack of three "green" disposable plastic water bottles, which were conveniently in their own separate compartments in a cardboard box, which was inside another cardboard box (so that the inner box, which was neat and carried branding, wouldn't get damaged).

While that may not be your average experience, there's still a lot of trash to go around -- and Michael Reynolds has just the thing for it. Let's build trash houses! Garbage pueblos! Compost villas!

Here he is, talking to Stephen Colbert about living in what would otherwise have been a dump (and how awesomely it saves money):

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