Gustavo Ramirez, who has lived at Gaia for the past 18 years, acknowledges the challenges of this model, namely that it requires a lot of space.
Houses cannot have more than one floor, and swathes of land are needed to cultivate vegetables and medicinal plants.
Given these realities, “the Buenos Aires population [16 million people] could only live in 20 percent of the Pampa in Argentina,” he said. The Pampas are fertile South American lowlands.
Still, it's a start in the right direction.