From JOHN ROBB
I have to admit. I sometimes fall into the trap of thinking about my home in the traditional way.
What’s the traditional way of thinking about a home? To see it as a box.
A very big box that holds a family’s things. A box that can be decorated both inside and out. A box that needs constant repair to maintain its box-hood.
If you really think about it. A static, decorated box isn’t really a home. It’s a mausoleum. It adorns you and your family in your repose.
The new way of thinking about a home is as a dynamo:
A dynamic, living system that produces food, energy, water, and much more. A system that helps you to actively respond to changes in the global economy and environment, particularly as they careen out of control. A productive asset you actively participate in managing. An asset that grows more valuable the worse the things get.
Here’s a question to think about.