At our splendiferous Green Fair one speaker was on the new affordable Eco house he plans to start manufacturing in January. He has the eye of approval from the authorities so there is a great chance that homes for local people will become a reality, starting on a small scale.
Exciting! You might think the shape pretty dull, it is designed to save money which is spent on 8kW of PV – more than a home would need, super energy efficiency, and unusually most materials local eg the timber and insulation, and constructed in local workshops – kitted out to super high tech standards, so not like the old craftsman chiseling away. This amazing blend of corporate high tech and local idealism comes from the even more amazing hybrid man, Glen Peters, ex manager of Price Waterhouse Cooper (a name to strike shivers) and now patron of the culture and economy of his rural patch, and a lovely guy, from the Indian railway community. Hybrid extraordinaire.