Tour des Ecovillages part 4: LiberTerra

A regenerative community made up of tiny houses

A regenerative community made up of tiny houses

In this episode, we visit Elias den Otter in LiberTerra: a living community focused on living in harmony with nature. Ten sustainable mobile homes, partly or mostly off-grid, make up the community here. Collectively, they either produce or buy their own food and recycle their own waste streams.

Build your own house...

LiberTerra is a truly co-created community of self-built houses, with a little help from outside architects and house manufacturers. The freedom to design your own house, in combination with the diverse group of inhabitants, has resulted in a vibrant little neighbourhood teeming with life. All of the houses are built on a screw foundation, so that they can be moved at a later time if necessary. The preparation of the ten houses erected at LiberTerra took over two years. To ensure a cohesive look and feel to the neighbourhood, the community members agreed to stick to wooden cladding, of which the inhabitants themselves could select the particular type of finish.

... and grow your own food

Elias gave us a tour of his neat vegetable garden where different types of fruits and vegetable are grown right in front of his house. Food produced here is not just for him, the rest of the community also benefits from his excess production. And Elias is not the only one growing food here: throughout the neighbourhood little gardens can be found, belonging to the various community members. Collectively they aim to be as self-sufficient as possible. The knowledge they gained from the lessons learned here is spread with the help of a community centre. 
Pig pen
Tree temple
Charred wood cladding

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What we learned:

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