The House of the future! Introduction.
In my vision this is not a smart house that can make you coffee, wipe your a** and read your email out loud. It's not bad to have those things of course, however they are illusions for better life...
I am 28 year old engineer working in tech industry and living in one of the places with highest pollution in Europe. Being this I am definitely influenced by some new generation back to nature movements because I am grossed out by the influence people are making on the planet. As I see it the problems that the leaders of the world are pondering today are deprived of reason but somehow it happens that all the people in the world fuel them with their fears, their confusion and their way of life. And so the leaders too as all the others are breathing the pollution of their own imagination.
As I walk across the big cities in the world I see some places, some corners that have a dystopian look and feel. Also the air quality is stunningly different in the mountain and in the city. And working in the tech/IT and seeing what the trends are, what the companies are building and what the actual work really is I no longer see, as earlier, the technology as the savior and the solution of our problems. The more we invent - the more we break. It's not the science and technology that I doubt and blame, but the intentions of the people leading and funding these fields. So it seems we need a break in order not to break our health, life and as many are already saying - our planet...
My vision is something like cleansing the big cities. Disperse the population that so eagerly continue to live the way it does. To change peoples way of life! And the way of life will change when we put people in different environment ( A method tested in real life :) ). And so comes the main question - what is the environment?
Here comes the funding part, as I am not really a messiah or a know-it-all genius. This kind of thing needs time and research and money that I don't have, but let's get through the main points that are in my head.
- Find a peace of land around the city (depends how much) and create echo house to live in.
- Build a wood house with as much renewable energy (solar panels, find and use water myself etc)
- Last and maybe most important: I have to find out plants and how to arrange them in order to get what a person/family needs in order to have fresh and healthy food with minimum, almost-to-nothing effort. To have many different plants and trees which are not only edible, but will be used to provide a favorable environment for the people and and the edible plants. The idea is not to provide everything a man can possibly desire, but to have fresh air around the people and provide at least part of the food diet for a person so it is as clean as possible and not grown with chemicals.
My final wish - clean cities with people living around them in big healthy gardens and houses made of mostly natural materials. And people will use the cities only for work or events, moving around with hopefully better transportation methods of the future.
It is far away, but help me start my own journey.