The first thing we should consider when building an eco home is to get rid of our 'stuff'. More and more our homes have become a vessel to store the stuff we accumulate. More rooms, more robes, more linen cupboards, more storage creates more headaches, and weighs us down.
Creating a smaller footprint is much easier to achieve with less stuff. This will mean smaller homes, smaller mortgages and a more free and happy life. George Carlin puts it perfectly below. - Frank