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I stumbled over a great page on Facebook called "Places to see before you die" - also Thailand has some mentions. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/placestosee?ref=pb So have a look there and, if you like, participate at the discussion at http://www.thailandfriends.com/group.php?discussionid=141&do=discuss
I saw a show about earthships that I enjoyed. An architect. Mike Reynolds designed his Earthship using Thermal Mass for heating and cooling, Solar and wind power for electricity and a water collection system that sends rain water to a holding tank under the home. The results are a home with no heating or electric bill. He built whole comunnities in Taos, New Mexico of these Earthships and was almost shut down by new local zoning rules as the town of Taos grew in size and outside influences. These Earthships use discarded tires filled with earth for walls as well as cans and bottles used for bricks. A house built with recycled garbage. He was called by some people hit by the tsunami to help rebuild and he taught them his technique and they were grateful. Using the earth and sun and collecting the rain that falls from the sky living with the earth !!!!!!!! Some of his designs even include indoor green houses for food as well as some animals for food. Some houses were designed so a person could live in the house without leaving. I like the no Heating and electric bill concept !! The thermal Mass wqorks so well Homes needed no heating or cooling systems installed. And Taos gets temperatures to 30 below F and 110 F amazing and very real !!