Most homes built today
- use manufactured materials that produce pollution
- use non-local materials which must be trucked in using fossil fuels
- are not built with longevity in mind
- consume non-renewable energy to be heated and cooled
- disregard the overall well-being of the inhabitants and the ecosystem
I am not speaking to architects who build homes for the wealthy.
I am speaking to ‘builders’ and ‘contractors’ that are building subdivision of hundreds of homes at a time.
Build homes and buildings
- using regional materials – like dirt
- that will last over 100 years
- carefully considering the geography and eco-system
- that produce food
- that produce more energy than they consume
- that combine ancient and modern technology for heating and cooling, like passive solar
- that nurture people and connect them to the land they live on
A building should consume its own waste, maintain itself, match nature’s pace, provide wildlife habitat, moderate climate and weather and be beautiful. That’s a series of pass/fail evaluation criteria. ~ Malcom Wells
I desire to see regenerative homes that people can purchase for $20,000.
Homes are constantly built for the upper class with little consideration given to people at the bottom of the socio-economic scale. These people deserve clean water and food and comfortable places to live as well. I endeavor to work with other like-minds to make this happen.