The manner in which you have currently chosen to end up living your life has a lot of problems associated with it, with one of these problems being that the vast majority of homes that you might want to purchase for the purpose of living inside of it would not be designed for environmental sustainability. Rather, they would be made with the assumption that you would use massive amounts of electricity once all has been said and is now out of the way.
That said, what if we told you that there are home builders in Winnetka that can make you a custom home which can be lived in without the need for any kind of electricity at all? We are talking about a German home concept called Passivhaus, and the gist of this design is that it makes electricity less necessary than might have been the case otherwise. The reason behind this is that the home is uniquely built in such a way that maximum natural light is allowed in so that you wouldn’t need to turn any bulbs on until the sun has already started to set beyond the horizon, and the windows are usually double glazed to make the internal temperature as warm as it can be within reason.
In case you’re wondering what people do at night without electricity, you should know that there are bulbs that use solar power which you could switch your electric power bulbs out for. That can help you live completely off the grid without having to worry about the kind of carbon footprint that you are creating each time you turn your lights on and that would be a huge load off your shoulders.