John Wilson walks you through the ten year journey that his family undertook to build a natural home. Sun Rise documents what real people are doing to stop the destruction of the natural world. There are so many things that can be done today.
This down-to-earth book explains in simple terms, how we all can start using solar energy, wind power, breathing walls, straw bale home construction techniques, passive solar design, smart windows, green roofs, and composting -- today! You'll learn how John Wilson and his family made their dreams come true as they explain how to make Natural Living work for you. You'll learn about the process John discovered to make it all come together. You'll get the details on how much it cost and what it took to get a wind turbine, solar panels, the hydro meter running backwards, grass on the roof, and a furnace the size of a bread box that doesn't burn fossil fuels. Here is the book that breaks down many of the barriers to a sustainable lifestyle, and shows what is attainable today. I truly believe that, as in my own case, once people see what others have achieved, they will be inspired and emboldened to make the changes suggested in this book.