ReGen village -the world’s first self-sustaining Eco Village
The village will be constructed near Amsterdam
- August 25, 2018 14:00
- Olya Georgieva
The Netherlands is planning on having the world’s first self-sustaining ReGen village only 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The 60-acre village in Almere is going to be absolutely self-sustaining. This means that roads will only be the width of a bike or pedestrian path and no houses will have a driveway, so no cars are allowed. The surrounding landscape will be filled with fruit and vegetable patches and greenhouses, complete with collected rainwater, to feed the neighbouring residents. Rainwater will also be filtered through these 194 homes and then it can be used as drinking water. Any food waste that the residents have will be used to feed fish and other animals, which are used for farming.
The construction company ReGen Villages, wanted to be able to tackle the issues of our time – population growth, housing shortages and environmental and sustainability issues. Prices will range quite considerably within this village. On the lower end of the scale, the smaller houses will go for around 200 000 Euros, whereas a much larger place will go for around 850 000 Euros. The construction is planned to start in 2019. If all of this goes well in the Netherlands, the company are planning on creating more sustainable villages, however, under more challenging climates (such as Africa and India).