Is it possible that Dharmaville and New Othertown two different places? In season 4 when Ben sicked Smokey on Keamy he went into a temple like room inside his house to summon Smokey. Now Ben would have had to have that house built special to cover the temple. I am sure that he just did not take a house that someone from DHARMA built, they never could have known about the temple to build a house around it. If after the purge Ben and the Others moved the houses or built a new village around a temple, that could explain why a couple episodes ago the welcoming building was broke down and in bad shape. I was not used in so many years because the Others built a completely new village inside the fence. Just a thought.