I am a believer that industrialization is a root of unsustainable practices. I was pondering on what can be considered as a genuine sustainable living. When I try to understand how can mankind change their ways to be truly sustainable, I feel the ways of living of indigenous peoples can be considered as a showcase of how we have to adapt ourselves to the simple ways of living alongside nature.
But again, if such a living was to be practiced throughout the world, will indigenous living materials such as bamboo and wood be sufficient for the construction of houses of such a world? Whereas, concrete is a industrialized material and is the most used material in the world for building houses, mainly due to its availability and cheap price.
So is using concrete more sustainable than building a house say with wood? Bamboo is an alternate choice which is very sustainable but again bamboo constructions need to be renewed every few years, which is kind of a hassle.