The Joy Of Eco Love And Living Your Dream Is More Widespread Than You Think.
The Channe4 show, Grand Designs, in which TV presenter Kevin McCloud follows some of Britain's most ambitious self-building projects, as intrepid individuals attempt to design and construct the home of their dreams, are exciting as they depict how the almost impossible dreams people somehow materialise. But one always wondered if the price in terms of the financial, physical and psychological struggle was worth it.
That was why when one of my close friends and colleague told me a few years back that he and his wife too were excited and serious about living their eco friendly dream and were relocating to France, I didn’t realize how serious he was. I always thought the dare devils who become celebrities on the TV were always a minority who you don’t meet in real life but, Les and Christine Sheldon really proved me wrong.
In fact it was another close friend Salim, thousands of miles away in India, who dreamt and released his dream of building an eco friendly home in his ancestral land, strewn with teak and rosewood trees hundreds of years old, who proved to me that the art of living for Eco Love is not restricted to the western world and is more universal than one would have thought.Continued on the next page