Build your own house. Write your own code. Fix your own sink. Grow your own vegetables. Sew your own clothes. Kill your own chickens. Play your own music. Run your own festival. Recycle. Reuse. Be independent. Be interdependent. Don’t buy it. Make it. Mod it. Do it yourself. Add to the list.
Look at a nice slide show of Butch Anthony’s backwoods design via the New York Times.