Eco-Village @ Rainforest

Eco-Village is a self-sustaining community for a forestry company. Public infrastructure is not available and the community is autonomous, generating its own electricity, harvesting rainwater and processing all waste on site. Local soils are improved through carbon-capture, allowing families to cultivate small plots thus improving the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables. An on-site tree nursery facilitates collection and growing of native seeds for regeneration of native timber trees.

Facilities are designed using local materials and minimal intrusion into the landscape and include accommodation for staff and visitors, offices, events hall, a school and clinic. Shelter@Rainforest was the first of the accommodation buildings to be completed.