Archive for the ‘Water’ Category

Visit to Mexico’s Green Magic Homes Factory (August 2016)

Green Magic Homes Factory Visit Mexico August 2016

Green Magic Homes is probably one of the most viral sustainable (hobbit) homes on the internet. With hundreds of images and video popping up still since it launch many years ago, see Treehugger, Metro and many more. But many of these articles featured nothing more than renders like these below… until we visited the first official factory of Green Magic Homes in Mexico some weeks ago. Read On…

World’s First Open Source Village Reality

Open Source Village Drawings

Yesterday, March 18, 2016, I found myself walking over the limestone and concrete path towards the new village. It was the the official opening of the world’s first open source village in Playa del Carmen (Quintana Roo, Mexico). Phase one started with 12 homes and 34 apartments opening. We  were not able to make the expected total of 88 homes that were (97%) sold but we got a long way in with only 12 months passing since the land was bought. Read On…

Humanity’s Top 10 Problems for Next 50 Years

World's Biggest Problems

When you really want to have an impact on the world, where do you start? I mean, it’s great that  you improve the local community and have a social impact and wow it works great with investors to build a sustainable business. But what does it matter that a school in Mexico can find their way with 3D printing and print artificial limbs for disabled people when in 50 years oceans rise 7 meters or water, energy and food shortages might disrupt the way we live? Read On…