America ReCycled is a project by brothers Tim and Noah Hussin, drifting around the country on bicycle to document and redefine the American Dream. So far they’ve made three short films, one on their starting place, building their new bikes from scratch at an Asheville, NC bicycle co-op, while staying at an Urban Homestead named The Montana House. The third titled “Notes from the Road” documents their first few days of the journey. BEAUTIFUL.
From their site…
“We’re two brothers riding recycled bicycles across the United States and meeting people. Lots of them.
But whether they’re devout Baptists who’ve lived in a small southern town for four generations or disaffected crust punks packing themselves into a crumbling squatted building, there is a common thread that ties them together.
We sense a growing movement in this country that rises above race, region, and subculture. Americans are yearning to rebuild space, community, and local culture, each in our own way. And it’s going to take a lot of blood, sweat, and ambitious insanity.
It will mean different things for different people. Some are rethinking business models to facilitate more intimate and local exchange. Others reinvent living spaces to allow for more community at home. It’s coming from all different angles and from all sorts of people. Fuel and transportation, energy use, urban/suburban planning, building construction, farming and food production, public space and civic art.
And it’s already started. All across the country, people are finding innovative ways to come together and make revolutionary change on a local level, to regain control of their lives, rediscover independence, and recycle the American Dream.
We’re finding them. And we’re telling their stories.”
Help the guys out along the way with a meal, have ‘em stay a night if they’re passing through or shoot them some cash for a diner meal along the way.