How can the best of traditional and modern design and technology be combined to create a carbon neutral home? In the mountains above Kyoto, Japan, one man, (with the help of his friends, family and neighbours), sets out on an intrepid journey to design and build a truly sustainable eco-home. Follow me as I encounter the challenges and solutions that the house and its mountain forest environment present.
The reason I bought this land was to be able to write and work with views. As I write I am sitting down to work for the first time at this makeshift mini-office in what will become the upstairs apartment.