This is a Barbie-scaled (1:6) model of an ecovillage. It demonstrates techniques in natural building and alternative technologies, while being a social model for community. Barbie and her children live with other moms and share in the construction of their homes, the production of their food, and the raising of their children.
All kinds of different building techniques can be learned at Barbie’s Ecovillage, in a scale that is just right for kid’s attention span, and in a context that is both engaging and exciting. The model house is built so children can play with the dolls in the house, and the ongoing construction of the Ecovillage gives ample opportunity to put those building skills to work. It is particularly appropriate that Barbie who is the symbol for consumerist America be rebranded as a sustainability activist.