WOW! Would you live in an 'Eco-village'?
"WOW! Would you live in an 'Eco-village'?" While it might not be something that you considered before, after taking a look at some of the photos of these lovely tiny houses you may look at the idea in a new light. You can't help being impressed with Dyssekilde's tiny houses, and architecture. With names like tiny cribs, small shacks, tiny condos and tiny dwellings they are all good examples of an environmentally friendly project of sustainable building and living.
This eco-village known as Dyssekilde's has approximately seventy tiny houses in it, most of which are privately owned. If you can't afford to purchase one of the environmentally tiny houses, there are also some tiny houses that are shared, and two larger sized buildings that have apartments for rent as options. These tiny houses incorporate the energy needs of the community into the architecture, with glass walls with southern exposure, simple heat and light efficient setups, solar cells and solar water heating, along with suncatchers on the roofs, and sustainable energy sources. One of the sustainable energy sources is known as the willow jungle, a reliable heating system in the ground along with mass ovens that pollute less. The eco-village has found a good balance and recipe of recycling their materials such as hay, glass, bricks and tiles with a human workforce. Many if not most of the tiny houses built by either the owners or craftsmen in the area.
Outside at the eco-village you will find large piles of wood that help with the heating of the tiny houses. The community is hoping to build one large shed that would house all the wood necessary for the entire village. In some of the tiny houses, you will find compost toilets that the owners empty once a year when it comes time to adding manure to their garden. You will also find rainwater collected and reused in the communitey house for laundry, the bakery, the shop and the gardens. With leftover rainwater preserved in the 'rainwater lake', where some frogs and ducks live. The Dyssekilde's eco-friendly buildings are proof that the three 'Rs" reduce, reuse and recycle can go a long way.
There is something unique and special about this environmentally friendly tiny house community where everyone either owns/rents their tiny houses, everywhere else in the community is common areas for everyone to use. There are no fences or trespassing signs to be found in this eco-friendly place. This tiny house community is a nice example of what it is like to live in a location where sustainable alternative homes are the norm, and why people might consider building in this way.
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