Blockchain to be a part of the infrastructure in the Netherlands’ high-tech eco-village

The regenerative residential estate company called ReGen Villages plans to build the world’s first self-sufficient neighborhood by the town of Almere near Amsterdam. Blockchain technology is planned to be involved in hours tracking and payment for the community volunteering jobs that the village residents may like to carry out, for example by giving a yoga class or do the gardening.

Regen - the new concept of village with blockchain infrastructure

Regen - the new concept of village with blockchain infrastructure

The whole infrastructure of the 50-acre eco-village including water supply, renewable energy, food production and waste processing will be managed with the help of AI. The neighborhood will be car-free but will have separate bike paths and accessible public transportation to commute to Amsterdam and cities nearby.

“We can connect a neighborhood the way it’s supposed to be connected, which is around natural resources”

explains James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages.

He further says that

“governments around the world are in a desperate situation to build probably over a billion new homes around the world.”

The project was announced in 2016 at the Venice Biennale for Architecture and since then has got a lot of attention. The first village will have 203 houses with the prices from 200,000 to 850,000 euros.

In the near future, the company wants to build ecovillages in Lund, Sweden, and Lejre-Hvalso, Denmark, and bring the low-cost versions to developing countries.