"Green is currency, not only does the Permaculture Design Company represent one of our own main company values but also inspire each and everyone in our surroundings. We, the soul, are truly happy to have PDC on board and to find together the most suitable solutions based on the principles of permaculture. We do encourage other projects to follow the path of permaculture by using sustainable designs, implementation and the green holistic approach which is the only right way. Our project does show that the principles are feasible and suitable for "larger" scale projects and will be delighted to see the astonishing path of PDC in the future and we will support to spread their values and mission throughout the world."
Milan Heilmann - Project Manager
Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share
Creating a healthy lifestyle for everyone
We aim to create a healthy lifestyle not just for our residents but for our communities as well. We will install a wastewater management system (reed bed, septic tank) to ensure that wastewater is cleaned and re-purposed for further use. The Soul has a waste management system that is focused on ensuring that all waste that is produced on the resort is managed properly from its inception to its final disposal.
The Soul property is built on coral rag, the prevalent habitat on the East Coast of Zanzibar that has very shallow soils. This would entail massive soil building efforts to be able to provide a landscaping that will provide properties with functionality, maintainability, cost effectiveness and aesthetics - a sustainable environment that will serve the needs of nature and the homeowners. A big part of the landscaping will maintain the existing scrub forest, interspersed with a productive garden as well as a xerophytic garden that requires low water to maintain.
Sketching & Concept Design
Rainwater management design to spread, sink and store rainwater This system would allow rainwater catchment to feed the landscaping as well as floodwater control and recharging the groundwater.
Moving forward with our valued partners from Volks.house and their climate-friendly timber frame houses properly managed, wood is a fully renewable resource and the construction material of the future.
Latest developments on the construction site
Jane Jacob - Urban Environmentalist
"People make cities, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans."