Sustainable building is an albatross for a world stranded in the sea of global warming. So many of our resources are tied up in the construction, maintenance and operation of dwellings. And all too often these dwellings have been seen as our combative ways to keep the outside world at bay. Nature, a pox on thee!
The good news is that there are more and more people out there bringing the inside world into closer harmony with the outside world. Ooam. Ooam. No, I don’t mean by focusing your chi or by feng shui or anything hocus pocus. I simply mean it is time to start making homes out of our surroundings instead of trying to separate our homes from our surroundings. It is so much more considerate and less huffy. [Read more…]