Movie follows development on Martha’s Vineyard

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 5:45pm

The following was submitted by The Nature Conservancy:

“One Big Home” is The Nature Conservancy and Island Free Library’s March film offering for their Film & Soup program.

The film will be shown on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m., at the Island Free Library.

“One Big Home” is not just about the increasing size of new homes in communities such as Martha’s Vineyard; it is about community planning by the community. In a phrase: self-determination.

The film is described on IMDb: “On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character… ‘One Big Home’ follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.”

“One Big Home” is a must-see film for everyone — planners, homeowners, contractors, community activists, utility managers, etc. — in other words, for the whole community. To see the trailer, go to To see the film, join the community at Film & Soup on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a spoon and cup/bowl to share in the soup.