AnotherPinner: I think that this is the perfect answer to all my husbands wants and all my needs in a home. They are called earthships, and the seem really awesome and i think i want to look into building one.
Earthship home. off-the-grid, made out of recycled materials. Generates it's own power and water (using natural water reservoirs), comes standard with a greenhouse and solar panels and thermoregulates itself in the hot and cold months.