The Netherlands Will Soon Be Home to a Self-Sustaining Eco Village


Imagine a neighborhood where landscaping comes in the form of vertical gardens bursting with fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes; where the roads are only wide enough to walk or bike to a friend's house; where you can volunteer at the local community center in exchange for homeowner association (HOA) fee discounts, tracked using blockchain technology, of course. Silicon Valley–based construction company ReGen Villageshas imagined a place like this and is planning to develop the world's first self-sufficient suburb 20 minute outside of Amsterdam in the Dutch town of Almere.

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Hailey Faust