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    Default Half-way to Shamballah: Off-Grid Neighbourhoods

    http://www.sciencealert.com/this-dut...-its-own-waste

    This idea may not be perfect, but at least we're starting to talk about the subject. Maybe we should go even more low tech, and make a similar village with hobbit homes. An underground skyscraper based on green homes would be even better.


    Quote ReGen Villages wants to harness the power of today's technology to create "off-grid capable neighbourhoods" that provide the comforts of a regular modern lifestyle, but which are entirely self-reliant and sustainable: growing their own food, generating their own energy, managing waste locally, and recycling water.


    "We're really looking at starting off as the Tesla of eco-villages," ReGen Villages CEO James Ehrlich told Adele Peters at Fast Company. "We are redefining residential real-estate development by creating these regenerative neighbourhoods, looking at first these greenfield pieces of farmland where we can produce more organic food, more clean water, more clean energy, and mitigate more waste than if we just left that land to grow organic food or do permaculture there."

    The idea is that by combining sustainable farming and land management with an independently run tech infrastructure, ReGen Villages will be "power positive", effectively generating surplus energy that can be fed back into surrounding electricity grids, and growing about half of all the food the inhabitants eat.
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    I'll happily be your neighbor then !!!
    What about a tree houses village, I would love that !
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    Quote Posted by ElfeMya (here)
    I'll happily be your neighbor then !!!
    What about a tree houses village, I would love that !
    Sure, that sounds awesome. What's stopping us building a town like the Ewoks, or even Avatar?

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    Ohhh a town like Avatar... I guess we need to pick a location to begin with... ;-)
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    Default Re: Half-way to Shamballah: Off-Grid Neighbourhoods

    Step one: Buy some land in Northern or Central Argentina. Out of my price range now, but not unthinkable that I could get 1-200,000 USD in the next 10 years. It all starts with intention.

    http://www.viviun.com/Real_Estate/Argentina/Lots-Land/
    http://www.viviun.com/AD-217084/
    http://www.viviun.com/AD-231692/
    http://www.gatewaytosouthamerica.com...=325&type=farm

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    Default Re: Half-way to Shamballah: Off-Grid Neighbourhoods

    Not too surprising that a California company has to implement their idea in northern Europe.

    Reminds me of Garbage Warrior's house design which...violates all building codes, so I don't think it's posted anywhere, but at one point had a full-length documentary. Similar concept of a half-subterranean house that cycles its own waste through algae and bottom feeding fish. Those houses are made of trash materials and each completely self-sufficient. This Dutch project is neater looking, more of a marketable product, since apparently they're actually doing it.

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