In difficult economic times, some people are interested in alternate forms of housing that are less expensive to build, and more friendly to the environment.
People often think of California as a state that is open to new ideas, and so it’s not surprising that a center for a new approach to building is located in Southern California. Journalist Eric Moling takes us to the small town of Hesperia for the story.
Before listening, think about these questions:
- What are most houses built from in your country?
- Are traditional materials for building such as straw or mud also used?
- Can such traditional materials have advantages over modern building techniques?