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.
With Prof. Fujita moving earth like a one-man bulldozer, the front garden was covered in a ton of Rick husk ash. This picture shows half of the land covered in new soil on top of the ash. Well drained and almost ready to plant the grass seed. Thank you Prof. Fujita!