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A Film About Cool Cob Buildings and Intentional Communities

This film is provided courtesy of Youtube.com and was posted by Tyra Arraj. The film you are about to watch explores the potential that modern people have to help heal our one-and-only planet by practicing a life style which lowers our collective human impact on the environment. A good way for people to have a lower impact on our environment is to live in homes which use fewer resources to build and maintain along with a life style which emphasizes community and leisure over profits and consumption. This video chronicles people living in the state of Oregon who have voluntarily chosen to lessen their impact on the environment by building their own homes on shoe-string budgets and avoid the traps associated with going into debt and then spending the next 30 years paying on a mortgages that make the banks the true owners of entirely too many people’s homes.  The consciously created communities documented in this video offer intimate and close-up portraits  of people who live this alternative life style. For example, in this film we are granted a biography a family who is home schooling their children and trying to provide all of their own foods by raising chickens and keeping their own organic gardens growing.  In this film we also meet people who have chosen to live in more urban areas, such as a neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon,  and perhaps not grow all of their own food, but still build their own low-impact homes and make a dedicated effort to creating a strong community of like minded people. This film is entertaining to watch, but was also produced to provide the audience with ideas of how to live a more rewarding and less environmentally damaging life style.

2 thoughts on “A Film About Cool Cob Buildings and Intentional Communities Leave a comment

    • Hello Amir,

      I am glad that you actually like some of the stuff I am posting here. It feels good to see someone looking at my blog posts for reasons other than just for a class assignment. I am genuinely passionate about the whole earth building topic and I will continue to provide content for this blog well after this class is over.

      Thanks,

      Hans L.

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