TV appearance

tv slotLast December our house and family were featured in a programme here in Japan. The series is about the lifestyles of families that, for one reason or another, they consider interesting or different.

Here is the link to a copy of the program. I have split it into Parts 1, 2, 3

We saw this as an opportunity to get wider exposure that would help in changing peoples’ perceptions that building an eco house and having an green lifestyle requires huge compromise, sacrifice, and expense. Indeed, in building the house we have always been keen to highlight the many aspects of the house and our lifestyle which enhance quality of life and comfort, and which are invariably simpler and cheaper, and of course, have a lower inpact on the environment.

Unfortunately, we were informed that we could not talk about the energy-saving features of our house:

  • insulation,
  • triple glazing,
  • wood stove,
  • absence of air condition

The reason: the programme series was sponsored by an energy company. Incredulous!

Anyway, we hope you find the programme interesting, even though it is in Japanese.


About ifd66

From UK and living in Japan. I am very interested in sustainable development and in general ecology and conservation issues and solutions. Finished building a low impact family house in Shiga, Japan in 2013 and am now focused on using permaculture to develop our plot of land into a more sustainable, productive, and attractive space. My hope is that this blog is useful to those interested in similar issues and way of life.
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