This documentary tells the story of how a family found a way to use the power of the sun to reduce their impact on the natural world. If you've always wanted to see how it all works, explained in plain language, then this is the video for you. This 25 minute video takes you step-by-step through the process of design, construction, and the resulting lifestyle achieved.
John Wilson walks you through the ten year journey that his family undertook to build a natural home. Natural Living documents what real people are doing to stop the destruction of the natural world. There are so many things that can be done today. Learn from the experts about new and old ways to make our homes healthier using natural materials like straw bales. Find out how home design can minimize the need to use fossil fuels for heating and cooling. Capture renewable energy from the sun and wind. Transform the power of sunlight and the wind into electricity. Convert renewable energy into electricity that can even run your electricity meter backwards. Reduce your need for heating energy by using smart windows and passive solar design. Reduce your energy needs by choosing efficient appliances and lighting. These are real solutions, presented by real people just like you.
By harnessing the power of the wind and collecting the suns energy sustainability is achievable even in the cold northern climate of Ontario, Canada. Situated near the top of a hill, facing due south, this passive solar house uses concrete flooring to collect heat from the sun without the need for a furnace. Massive straw bale walls insulate the home to retain heat in the winter and coolness in the summer. A large skylight in the center of the home creates a natural air conditioner that takes advantage of convection currents in the summer to cool the entire home, while providing day lighting year round. All the materials used in the construction are chemical and toxin free. This modern home combines comfort year round, energy sustainability, occupant health, and the inspiration of a natural setting.
To learn more about how the Wilson family achieved a sustainable lifestyle read the 300+ page book Sun Rise about this journey.
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