The First Commission says:
Tend the Garden.
The “garden” is our home. It’s where we live. It’s the part of the earth for which we are responsible.
Build without debt. Debt is bondage. We call the home we have designed a Solar Ark. It has special features that make it an essential component of abundant living.
• Start small. Build in stages when you can afford it.
• Use materials that are available and affordable. ATM pp.85-98.
• Use sun for heating. ATM p.65
• Use earth for cooling. ATM pp.73+74.
• Insulate. ATM pp.60-63.
• Ventilate. ATM p.68.
• Use mass to moderate temperature. ATM p.64.
• Use THE PASSIVE SOLAR FORMULA : ATM p.65