Man has been successful in improving the quality of life with the advancements and developments in technology. We are living a much more comfortable life than many before us. The amount of facilities that we have has increased our comfort levels to a great extent. However, we are gradually destroying the nature around us while we highly depend on technology. The debate over protecting our gradually deteriorating ozone layer has now been going on for years.
On the other hand, we have the earth’s natural resources like water and gas. We are slowly running out of them as they have been highly misused by people over the years. To deal with this situation, many people are spreading awareness through different projects and campaigns about protecting the environment. We are not only harming our own habitat but also making it difficult to live for various other animals and creatures on earth. Solar powered technology is rapidly gaining popularity as people become more conscious about being eco-friendly.
This article is from Mother Earth News where Pete and Arlene Charest share how they built their own low impact and eco-friendly home. They have been in the home design industry for a while and used their skills to build a functional yet low impact cabin. The article is older but interesting. They built the cabin for only 2000 dollars. They build the cabin with a hand saw and a cordless drill since there was no electricity on the site.