The important innovations which will allow society to adopt more self-sufficient and sustainable practices will not come from the government nor corporations, which naturally want to sell us “products” to meet our life necessities and wants rather than have us be able to meet those needs independently.
In order for real sustainability and independence to occur, we must embrace energy, food, money, and even housing production at the individual and grassroots level. Achieving this requires us to think and act outside the boundaries which have been drawn for us by those with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
In Bellingham, Washington, a local grandmother, Pamela Bosch, is making news for combining the philosophy of tiny home living with the growing innovation in building materials and practices made out of hemp. In what she considers a pioneering experiment in sustainable living, Pamela’s organization Highland Hemp House is using hemp imported from Europe to make model energy and resource efficient homes.
The planet we live on is a rapidly changing environment that demands that human beings become more conscious of our living arrangements. Smaller spaces that require less energy are part of the emerging response to inefficient buildings, as are eco-villages with shared resources.
“The tiny house movement is one of the latest innovations in personal freedom from an overly consumeristic and a debt-driven society.” ~Isaac Davis
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