@browncoat - People should do whatever they want to do, but I don't actually think that that's a solution to the problems the world is facing. I think that voluntary simple living that still takes advantage of the modern world is the best way to go.
There are people in some modern cities who live in tiny apartments that have been made to change shape to accommodate different purposes. They can't have many material things because there is no room for them but they have everything they need without making many sacrifices.
If more people lived like that and shared common land like parks and gardens, we'd have a much healthier world.