Things went badly for Beru and Uncle Owen, I'm sad to report. Imperial Storm Troopers torched her sci fi home after Luke Skywalker went off to pal around with C3PO.
What can Aunt Beru's kitchen teach me about an efficient home? Closer to my own millennium, in 1923 Le Corbusier described a house thus:
A house is a machine for living in. Baths, sun, hot-water, cold-water, warmth at will, conservation of food, hygiene, beauty in a sense of good proportion. An armchair is a machine for sitting in and so on.
Did Aunt Beru empty the dregs from her cutting-edge okra processor into a worm bin? How did Tatooinians deal with waste? It seems to me that efficient home would provide for reduction and recycling of waste. If it can be compacted and reused at home, why transport it to the landfill? Can the house also be a machine for reducing waste?