SUF­FI­CIENCY

Element - - Architects -

There’s a phys­i­cal­ity about Herbst baches. The build­ings re­quire their in­hab­i­tants to get up and do things – move shut­ters, open and close win­dows, take an out­door shower, lug the food to an out­side cook­ing area. And why not? For most of the year, most of us are es­tranged from phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. Ma­chines do the mov­ing for us. Bach life, as in­ter­preted by the Herb­sts, is an ex­er­cise in self-suf­fi­ciency, and an an­ti­dote to ex­cess. If only we could pur­sue the sus­tain­abil­ity of the sum­mer en­camp­ment all year round.

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