if we want to live in harmony with nature and not be stuck inside the box that the government and greedy corporations have put us in. There are some wonderfully engineered houses out there among the more liberated folks that most people don't know about because most of their ideas are kept suppressed by those SAME corporations. No I don't mean you shouldn't be able to buy land and build a house for yourself. What I have a REAL problem with is these greedy corrupt BIG BUILDERS that buy up 100's of areas and build BIG houses with tiny yards and pack them in spitting distance from each other all backed by the government and the big bankers and sell them for 4 times what they are worth to people that they KNOW can't afford them and then foreclose on them after raising the interest rates whereby getting the houses back PLUS the money they basically stole from the poor shmucks they schemed into buying them. Do you think those houses were all built by market demand? Think again! On top of that the banks get bailed out after their houses sit empty. There are Probably THOUSANDS of houses sitting empty RIGHT NOW in Dallas and they are STILL BUILDING! Now, back to how to heat and cool, when I talked about fossil fuels I was really thinking about CARS. There was a WONDERFUL car once called the EV1 that was electric and ran great and was well loved among those who had them. Well, they were a little TOO great because GM recalled all of them and DESTROYED EVERY SINGLE ONE against the will of the owners! Research it. There is a documentary on it out there too. It will make you REAL mad if you watch it. It ran for next to nothing so who do you suppose would want that stopped? Now, back to HOUSING, back years ago they used to build houses out of a wonderful natural material. Houses built out of it lasted for centuries in all kinds of weather. THEN the brick companies came along and had it banned because people were building homes out of this literally FREE material and not buying bricks. NOW, the companies that make building supplies have seen to it that the modern house has to be up to all kinds of regulations that don't really protect the buyer but rather the building suppliers. If you want to build a house that doesn't require spending a fortune on THEIR stuff, you have to fight city hall to do so in the guise of "keeping your home safe" Anyway, get yourself a copy of "Hand Sculpted House" and learn a LOT about a LOT of stuff including how to heat your home for free! I read a lot and would love to share books but most people don't read anymore. Research cob housing for starters.
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