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  1. Finally, Regen villages posted an update about their progress. Found several articles online. They plan to break ground by the end of 2018 with the first houses to be constructed in 2019. The rendering pictures have been changed and it looks like they will have much bigger property.
  2. Thanks, Rufina. Is it possible to share some pictures from the property? It would be nice to see how things are getting developed there.
  3. I would like to know what has been happening lately with this project. Occasionally I come back to this website to see how things are progressing. For the last few months very little activity on the board, no new blog posts delivered to my email. I hope this project is still happening. Please let us know! Thank you
  4. sCarabane seems like a good self-sufficient temporary housing solution.
  5. Oh, my! What an act of stupidity... I am sure that at the next meeting the rate of attendance will be much higher. I always saw this as the problem in subdivisions. People do not show up and then some fools take over and come up with silly rules.
  6. D Koshuba, I want to thank you for taking the time to share this post with us. I am following this very closely, hope things will go well with your project. Any bits of information is always appreciated.
  7. Wow, the area looks very nice! Rufina, thank you so much for sharing this.
  8. Rufina, I think this is a significant issue for a buyer. I don't want to invest money in a lovely home and have someone build a shack or container house right next to it. Hope this will be done right in your CCnR's.
  9. Steve, you nailed it. Most people are not thinking about plan B. There is no point to convince them to do so, they never listen. They will only move to do something when there is a rush of others doing the same thing. They will try to get prepared when pretty much it is too late. Only a few are living a self-sufficient lifestyle and are not dependent on a flimsy society.
  10. I love that Sunflower solar set up. I think using regular solar panels on the roof is a safer way to go, less moving parts and much lower chance that something will get out of order. But Sunflower is looking so good and modern! I hope to see one of those on your project.
  11. So far, lines of communication with Resilient Plan B worked well. Was able to get in contact with them using email to schedule phone conversation. But like it often happens during calls you forget many things that you want to ask and realize that only later. I guess using the forum is actually an excellent idea and may benefit others too. At this moment not many people are participating, but I think this may change at some point.
  12. Like always, Regen Villages does not have much coverage on their progress. Why do they drag their feet? Is it hard to provide a bit more information on their website? Is anyone out there that knows what is going on with the pilot project in EU?
  13. Steve, thank you for taking the time to answer. I like the idea of a dome home a lot. You are right; this type of a house will last a long time. I will try to search a bit how much local contractors would charge for something like that to build. Of course, if I can find someone that has an experience in building those homes. An idea of DIY is not very appealing to me. I would rather do what I am good at and let the pro do what they are trained to do.
  14. Oh wow, didn't check this forum for a long time and didn't even expect an answer... There was no news from ReGen Villages for such a long time. Thanks, T Schmidt for posting this letter.
  15. I am not sure if I would feel comfortable to live in an earth sheltered home. Monolithic built homes sound and look much better. In earth sheltered home, you might feel like you're living in the cellar. Obviously, there are several benefits of living in a home like this, but I guess its not for me.