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.
It's been a couple of years since Nobuta was here helping to cut down the trees that surrounded the plot. Now head of the local Land and Forestry commission, he returned today to continue to open the sky. Four trees felled before the rain started. Thank you Nobuta!
Takahashi-san and Saiko complete the siding on the south side of the house! With the help of the amazing (needs a patent!) "generation" jig developed by Takahashi, these two experts bring an end to months of exposed house sheet. The house is now completely covered in siding!