article in the times about a young couple w/ child who live cheaply in a yurt near seldovia in alaska. they do have electricity & internet, but use an outhouse & have no indoor plumming. they use a woodstove for heating. with the money saved they take walking treks each year.
one of my thoughts for this new year is to find balance between nature & technology, i find this an interesting blend. would this be sustainable for mass society? different energy sources would have to be used instead of firewood on a large scale..