Ecology as a Starting Point
The community doesn’t only use ecological principles for growing their food. Many homes and community buildings are made from recycled and natural materials like wood and stone. We even see a whiskey barrel turned upside down that has been transformed into a home. With a diameter of about six meters it is not large, but still fully equipped to live comfortably.
In the newest part of the village we also find modern homes. They face south, are very well insulated, and equipped with heat pumps. The main structure is timber. We see solar and solar thermal panels on both the older and the newer houses. Elsewhere on the site there are community owned wind turbines. They provide electricity when the solar panels don’t produce enough. And the latest renewable energy addition is responsible for heating many homes: a biomass heating system.