So far, the focus has been on finding the perfect land and building efficient things on it. This is a somewhat obvious goal, with an equally obvious problem -- it costs money. And money is something that isn't abundant in most nudist campgrounds and many resorts. In order to get money for stuff, I believe that there needs to be a new social framework in place. This will be described in the next four parts.
Not all of the previous ideas cost money though. Here is a recap of the ones that are almost free:
- Build bat-houses to keep the insect population down.
- Replace commonly used light bulbs with compact fluorescent or LED.
- Install low-flow showerheads.
- Collect rainwater in a barrel for watering plants.
- Wash clothes and dishes by hand.
- Use the microwave instead of the stove-top.
- Shut things off when not in use.
- Install timers and motion sensors to help with shutting things off.
- Label electrical devices with their costs.
- Recycle used veggie oil if any is available.
- Have a garden.
- Landscape to keep buildings in the shade during the summer. (Trees and vines)
- Ventilate better to keep places cool.
- Tell people to take a dip if they're hot -- don't turn on the AC.
- Turn down your tank water heater.
- Build passive solar water heaters for a water tank pre-heater and a pool heater.