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.
Okumura-san who dug the foundations 2 years ago stopped by to say hello. Poor chap arrived just as I was hand-digging the path way to the house. Wasn't too difficult to convince him to unload the digger to give me a hand! Saved me two days of manual labour!! Many thanks!