Ben Bradley didn’t play with regular toys growing up.
He would just take them apart and put them back together.
“My parents finally realized they should not buy me typical toys, and started getting me radio kits and stuff like that,” said the Arkansas native.
After he bought his first house in 2007, his old habits kicked in, and he began to take it apart.
Now that he has stripped it down to the bare bones, Bradley plans to put it back together keeping one goal in mind: to be as green as possible.
“I’m going to do what I can to the best of my ability. As a homeowner, unless you have a lot of money, it’s hard,” he said.
Not wanting to attempt such a major endeavor blindly, the local courier has done his research.
The same year he bought his house, he traveled to Global Exchange’s and Co-Op America’s Green Festival in Chicago to soak up some information.
“I was completely mentally exhausted. I was there until they pushed me out of the building,” said Bradley, 39. “It was really liberating. All of a sudden I had more information than I even knew what to do with. It was like being drunk on information. It was like all of a sudden, this was possible.”