190: Constructing Liberty: Patrick Hiebert’s Self-Sustaining Community Development

Patrick Hiebert interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Patrick Hiebert is the Co-Founder of EcoVillages, an eco-home and sustainable community design and development company based on libertarian values and the Founder of MavenNFT.io, a hard asset NFT marketplace. 

EcoVillages has defined the “F.I.R.S.T. Community Certification” program whereby other eco-friendly and sustainability-based community developers can become certified as implementing best practices.



  • Why being with like-minded freedom-lover is the only path forwards
  • How self-sustainability and personal responsibility are your greatest defence for what is happening in the world
  • Zero power bill to run your home or your business…imagine…wondering how that works? We talk about creating that for your home.
  • We talk about the financial benefits of wind power, solar power, recycling, greywater…things vital for the future. 
  • If you get separated from the grid or if there’s a problem with a hurricane or other type of natural disaster, are you ready? Will you be able to live? Big questions we answer here.
  • Patrick explains F I R S T…you will want to know and understand the rationale behind this amazing concept of living.
  • I wanted to know how a community will grow and be able to sustain itself, what the technology will be, the responsibilities, and how these types of things will be built. Patrick goes hog wild on the details!
  • What happens to the greywater and the black water in this new community? Should we all be buying new eco-friendly soaps… an interesting question.
  • How living in a country that grows fresh vegetables and fruits year-round is so different from countries in the Northern Climates, like Canada or Norway. If you think you can come down to countries like Panama or Nicaragua and use the same systems…think again!
  • How vitally important it is to understand the culture, the history, the language, the food, and making friends with the local people and incorporating yourself into the new country you will now call home.
  • If you’re looking at getting back to traditional values, and warm family values, then you’ll really enjoy this episode with Patrick and me.
  • Two extremely important concepts…a self-sustainable lifestyle and like-minded people. It’s hard not to imagine what our world will look like in the future.
  • We talk in detail about security. Are these communities walled? How will you be protected when you live in one of our communities? Will you feel safe?
  • To all my American friends still up in the States, you’ll be excited to hear what’s new in Panama, and what you can now do that was once almost impossible!
  • Think you’ll be bored living in a community with 300 homes in the middle of the mountains with a view of the ocean? Wondering what you’ll do every day? You will not believe what Patrick and his team have built in other countries, it will blow your mind!  
  • Patrick explains an NFT and how it pertains to buying real estate. The benefits of using an NFT and how he’s taken a messy concept and made it really really easy. You’ll want to buy homes this way for the rest of your life. 
  • Financially sustainable, living tax-free, growing your own food, producing your own energy and spending time with like-minded people…it doesn’t get much better than that



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Building self-sustaining libertarian communities is one of the main things I am working on in the background these days. I have a lot going on, but this is at the top of the pile, I see it as the best path forwards for many of us. If you want to be ahead of the curve and get information on this before anyone else you may contact Patrick and the team at Expat@EcoVillages.Life

About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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