I believe it is a great time for us to question whether we need long mortgages; whether we need large houses; whether we need to import our building supplies and whether we need to build with the usual materials. Do we need a boiler or oil at all (No)? Do we need to live too far to walk to school and work?
In my previous post, 'Sustainable Plato', I argued for a hybrid life that combines living with the earth in a natural, pre-industrial manner, while taking advantage of the great inventions of the present.
It's time to make good on this idea and build earth friendly, technically savvy structures and towns.