Sustainable, energy-efficient, low-radiation and in harmony with nature - these are the global challenges of our time. Whether at industrial sites or in the construction of housing, an ecological rethinking must arrive in all responsible minds, because the climate changes cannot be ignored. Furthermore, the desire for an accountable and environmental living has risen sharply, because even the influence of toxic building materials and electrosmog affect health and well-being. Today we would like to take a closer look at a good example. The ecological villa with its own forest in Brione sopra Minusio on Lake Maggiore, is a thorough environmental and thus sustainable family home. We ask the owners, a German couple, about their history and the idea to build an ecological villa here in Ticino on Lake Maggiore.