Hi Archy, I love your blog. Thank you for being so generous with your time. I have a friend who just brought property in Hawaii and wants to create an eco village-- minimalist buildings for individual or group retreats. Can you give me any examples of cabins or small houses built for Hawaii or a similar climate? Thanks.
Here are some examples of eco-villages around the world:
The Temples of Humankind of Temples of Damanhur are underground temples located in northern Italy, buried 30m down. Each part depicts a different side of Humanity with murals and collaborative artworks. Theses temples are part of the Federation of Damanhur, a spiritual community and eco village founded by Oberto Airaudi aka Falco in 1978.
“They [anarchists and radical environmentalists] point out that the state and its philosophers, having retrospectively sold us a social contract we never saw nor signed, seem anyway to have reneged on their side of the bargain which was to protect our lives and liberties. The new institutionally guaranteed ‘freedoms’, to democracy, free speech, individual liberty, so dearly brought, constantly fail to live up to expectation. What does it mean to have political freedom when the parties on offer are ideologically identical clones? What kind of intellectual freedom is it that brands all those who dare to think differently dangerous extremists? What kind of individuality expects us all to conform within such narrow limits? What freedoms are even possible when the very air we breathe is poisoned and the food we eat contaminated with the so-called 'by-products’ of progress? In such circumstances, it is surely not surprising that some might choose the dream of pre-contractual state of natural innocence to the increasingly nightmarish 'reality’ of Locke’s post-contractual culture.” - Mick Smith
I love researching and writing 10 page papers on anarcho-primivitism and eco-villages.
Imagine how awesome that would be. It’s like living in a hippy trailer park full of tiny, beautiful, and creative homes that are only a couple hundred square feet. Everyone would take care of each other and all of the houses would run on solar power.