Texas is a giant place, and everybody knows it. Alaska could be a bigger state – however does ice really count as actual estate? I think not, and Texans all agree.
Our South facet is the principle uncovered facet and is usually glass. We finally had to get some good shades for summer time. Our eating room sliding glass doorways open into the greenhouse, so we have already got a greenhouse. Another deck that we never use is on prime of the greenhouse, and we used to attempt to put a backyard in pots there. The crops burned up in the Southern solar.
I do not agree with the need for so much doom and gloom in regards to the future (my tackle a whole lot of your hubs) regardless that it sounds as if we share finish times interpretations. I like to find what is good at present and encourage someone who needs it. It makes my day a lot brighter! I do not suppose we will probably be around when things get actually unhealthy but if we’re, I hope I can manage to do the identical then.
Your hub is wonderful, and the problems you’ve got had ! A few years in the past a good friend and I visited the Earthship demonstration home in New Mexico. Just like what you describe, it is built half underground out of recycled supplies. It operates utterly off the grid – collects its personal electrical energy by way of photo voltaic panels and its own water. My background is in water conservation, so I used to be intrigued with their rainwater collection and filtration system, took numerous photos, and wrote a hub about it when I got here back. I imagined myself dwelling there and liked it.
My company in Grass Valley, Ca provides tools to most of the off-gridders within the local area as well as a good portion nationally. The eagerness for being impartial while healing the Earth is extremely rewarding. Nonetheless, I usually find heavy resistance to the idea of residing independently and it stems completely from of us that merely don’t understand that they CAN and SHOULD be accountable for their very own footprint.