My youngest brother Tony lives in Louisiana where he and his wife Marie have built a self-sustaining home. It’s made mostly of re-cycled materials, has no air-conditioning, uses collected rainwater. They also run St. Martin Humane Center (though the PBS story doesn’t show their dog set-up). As a nation, we’d better learn to live “greener” because we are running out of resources.
If you’d like to view the PBS short about the house, here’s where to look: http://www.lpb.org/programs/swi/ and choose LWSI 3150 Environmental Architecture 08 Aug 08 (on the right side, choose 256K or 56K).