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‘The Tesla of eco-villages’ – a network of self-sustaining homes

05 October 2016

ReGenVillages have designed off-grid, IoT enabled neighbourhoods to help address the growing need for regenerative housing and community development.

Eco-village (Credit: ReGenVillages)

Issues such as water supply, healthy food sources and arable land are already at the forefront of global issues. According to a statement on the ReGenVillages website, by 2050 nearly 10 billion people will live on Earth, requiring the urgent need for regenerative housing and community development. 

Going into the future, the size of the population is expected to double. This will create a huge demand for integrated neighbourhood designs that can provide food production to feed diverse nutritional needs. 

ReGenVillages has found a solution; off-grid capable neighbourhood’s comprised of power positive homes, renewable energy, water management and waste-to-resource systems. 

The vision is to engineer and facilitate the development of integrated and resilient neighbourhoods that power and feed self-reliant families around the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) will help enable communities to thrive with surplus energy, water and organic food and create a global network of self-sustaining villages. By partnering with regional land developers, architects, construction, universities and brand manufacturing firms, hoping this project can reach a global scale.

The design from ReGenVillages has since gone viral around the world. The company has since planned its first pilot community in Almere, Netherlands with agreements to move forward with villages in Northern Europe. 

The next 18 months has and will see the design and integrated of 25 homes in Almere. The company also wants to facilitate tech integration as part of the first complete 100 homes. A Virtual Reality video is in developed for future events and demonstrations.  

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