Netherlands' most self-sufficient neighbourhood
A unique achievement
Getting high on their own supply
No other neighbourhood in the Netherlands comes close to the level of self-sufficiency that is achieved in the Aardehuizen, thanks to the dedication of its inhabitants to change regulations once deemed as insurmountable barriers, as well as to build systems even when there is no direct business case.
What did it take?
A concerted effort to change the world
United by a single vision, the Aardehuizen were built by the inhabitants themselves. It took tremendous effort, willpower and required many conflicts to be resolved. The success of the Aardehuizen is not easily replicated, making it therefore important to learn from their lessons.
Did you know that 90% of ecovillage initiatives fail?
years start to finish
months to build