In Argentina, in Patagonia, there is what they call an "EcoAldea", or Eco-village. I know, hippies, Earth-firsters, granola crunchers. BUT, what they have on the rest of us is that they are going hard after ways to do things that work really well, are super-cheap or free, can be done with materials on hand, look beautiful (if unconventional), and only add life to the environment around them, not damage it. Nothing wrong with that, after all, we were commanded to steward the Earth, not destroy it. Anything else is probably viewed as disobedience to the one we call God, and thus, sin.
So check out this video. Forgive me the Spanish headers, but you'll still be able to understand what's going on. There's no dialogue, just pictures and videos. It's a beautiful vision of what can be done when many hands belonging to like-minded people work toward common goals.
I hope you enjoyed the video. It's food for thought, and action. Please understand that even now, it is entirely possible to build a wonderful, comfortable habitation that uses NO outside electricity, water, gas, heating, and recycles all wastes completely. These houses may turn out to look NOTHING like what you are used to seeing, but they are every bit as comfortable and enjoyable as any house you may be aware of right now, or more so. More about that in another post.