What it’s like living in an Ecovillage. Welcome to the “Aardehuizen”, or “Earth houses”. It took over 3 years to build and was built by the people themselves following the Earthship principles, using mostly recycled, reused, and locally sourced building materials. 23 houses; 70 people; mostly families live here.
Low tech building materials meet high-tech energy systems in order to create a very sustainable and liveable environment.
This house has 22 solar panels on the roof (both PV and heating) ; the shed with the three skylights has an aquaponics system that grows both fish and vegetables; and of course there is a Tesla on the car park spot …
The neighbourhood produces ~75% of its own electricity and 100% of its own heat.