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Wilderland

Wilderland

Wilderland is a unique centre of learning: a sustainable-living project with a focus on education, staffed by a community of resident-volunteers living on an organic farm.

Since its birth in 1964, Wilderland has become one of New Zealand's most prominent sustainable communities. An ever-evolving resident-group maintains the land and holds the space for hundreds of volunteers from around the world to come and learn together every year.

Ekobius: End of the Road Ecovillage

Ekobius: End of the Road Ecovillage

Ekobius: End of the Road Ecovillage, Campground, Survival Training Center, Outpost and Trail

Updated May 2013; Our development began in 2008 with the establishment an idea by several explorers to pioneer the last great unexplored frontier of the Guiana Highlands and the Northern Amazon Rainforest super-region (referred to in Venezuela as Guayana), an area of approximately 490,000 square kilometers without a single overland road.

Hummingbird Community

Hummingbird Community

Our Vision

Hummingbird Community is a family of pioneering souls whose vision is to cultivate a joyful, vibrant, co-creative culture in service to the evolution of consciousness.

Our Essence

At our core we are cultivating a resonant field of safety, trust, playfulness, appreciation and love that nurtures our spiritual growth and empowers the fulfillment of our soul’s purpose. All of our activities emerge from this foundation.

Our Mission

As a living laboratory of co-creation, our mission is threefold:

Adamama

Adamama

Living and learning ecological community

a family permaculture eduction farm. one permanent family of the owners and around ten bachelors living comunly, operating the farm together.

Pueblo Verde

Pueblo Verde

Nestled in a 500 acre ecological reforestation project in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica by the Pacific Ocean, Pueblo Verde is a true conservation development with an unsurpassed commitment to sustainability. The Pueblo Verde eco community was founded on the belief that truly sustainable land development should not destroy nature, but rather integrate with it and enhance it as a central component of conservation design.

eurotopia

eurotopia

European Communities Directory

Introducing the eurotopia Directory 2014: Communities and Ecovillages in Europe

Kibbutz Gezer

Kibbutz Gezer

Kibbutz Gezer is a kibbutz, or cooperative settlement, located in Central Israel between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Originally founded in 1945, the kibbutz disbanded in 1963 and was reestablished by a group of young Americans in 1973.

AZ Eco-village

AZ Eco-village

The first biosphere settlement in Altai mountains

In just a few years of creation "AZ" come a long way. We understand and marked guidelines for the further promotion and development. Formed such basic concepts: IMAGE OF SETTLEMENTS: The community of free beings living in harmony with themselves and the world around them, in abundance, wealth and love. MISSION OF SETTLEMENTS: through the creation of sustainable, self-sufficient, independent of the Community system to show the world an alternative way of life. Under the alternative method we understand a life, in which:

Austrotopia - Network for Living in

Austrotopia - Network for Living in

Austrotopia - Network for Living in Community

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Asoc. Conciencia Comunitaria - Comu

Asoc. Conciencia Comunitaria - Comu

Asoc. Conciencia Comunitaria - Comunidad Chobita

Chobita es una comunidad rural en desarrollo, ubicada en Cañuelas, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nuestro objetivo es construir una comunidad que tienda a la sustentabilidad, sea gobernada por democracia directa y se organice en una economía local, donde se desarrollen y difundan libremente prácticas y tecnologías apropiadas a una vida sustentable y se promueva la plena realización de sus habitantes, en constante intercambio con otros colectivos e individuos.

Gaia University

Gaia University

Get credit for exploring your passion while serving the Earth!
Offering accredited Bachelors and Masters degrees as well as Graduate Diplomas, Gaia University opened its doors to its first students in May of 2006.

The Timbaktu Collective

The Timbaktu Collective

The Timbaktu Collective is a registered Voluntary Organisation that was initiated in 1990, to work for sustainable development in the drought prone Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.) INDIA.

Today the Collective has a team of 105 members and works in about 140 villages of Chennekothapalli, Roddam and Ramagiri mandals of Anantapur district, serving about 13,000 marginalised families.

Sadhana Forest

Sadhana Forest

The community's main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth.

Misriyati

Misriyati

Misriyati was inspired by the growing intolerance among the different components of the Egyptian society: religions, social classes and cultural groups. These symptoms revealed the need to work on gaining a new awareness of our reality with its structures and relationships, of improving our competences and skills in dealing with diversity or in meeting conflict, and our re-adoption of values that can enhance peaceful living.

SIRCle Project

SIRCle Project

The Sustainable Innovation for Resilient Communities (SIRCle) project uses adult education to address one of the most pressing needs of our time, namely how to marry effective grassroots responses to climate and social change with the capacity to make a sustainable living in a challenging economic climate.

Hua Tao ecovillage

Hua Tao ecovillage

Hua Tao ecovillage is in Chongzhou, Chengdu, the land of abundance. And there are several interesting places around us, such as Anren ancient town, Confucius International School and a agricultural base. In the ecovillage, living area with green buildings is about 9 acres, and it is surrounded by 40 acres of farmland. The density of buildings here is 39.6%, and the green coverage is 45.9%.

Thanamalwila

Thanamalwila

500 acre farming community. Base for Sarvodaya Living & Learning Centre in SE Sri Lanka.

Krisna-völgy (Krishna-valley)

Krisna-völgy (Krishna-valley)

Our community was started 1993, and 150 peolpe living here. This is a
spiritual village, we are part of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna
Counsciousness) farm communities. Our motto: simple life, high thinking.

Gaija

Gaija

Our community is based on people's free will. Free will to grow organic food, make projects such as art-exhibition, handicraft-courses..

Our main house is a former old people's house which we have made a home and a hostel.

We are partly self sufficient and it is our goal to be more and more.. Also courses and happenings are welcome to gaija as well as open minded people.

White Hawk Ecovillage

White Hawk Ecovillage

Our community is growing through a 'lot development' model, which means that as each family is ready to begin, their home can be built and they can move in. The design of the homes may be chosen by the individual families, within certain green building parameters -- we are not limited to a small number of pre-existing designs supplied by a developer.

Sólheimar

Sólheimar

Sesseljuhús is a Center for Sustainable Development in Sólheimar Ecovillage, Iceland.

Hamro Gaun

Hamro Gaun

Hamro Gaun Eco village is an orphanage, 50 children live, including disabled children.
beside our houses and dormitories, there is a school for 35 poor children from the direct surrounding. furthermore there is an vocational training centre, where about 20 people a time, learning a type of job.

sewing and stitching, mushroom farming, electrical house wiring, bamboo weaving, basic computer studies, etc.

CityTree Tel Aviv

CityTree Tel Aviv

CityTree - Urban Ecology Community

CityTree is an Urban Ecology Community, with a few hunderd members, six of whom live in our eco-apartment, located in the heart of Tel Aviv. We are practicing a communal life style, and the flat is a showcase for urban sustainability. We experiment with composting, grey water reuse, urban agriculture, and more. We also host workshops and courses that have to do with a wide spectrum of ecology, starting from Raw Vegan classes, through Non-Violent Communication, and on to study groups around alternative economy.

Brf. Åkesta

Brf. Åkesta

Established

The roof construction mainly on the backyard is very good. Can be recomended to other projects. The dry toilett solution which is refurbished by a normal water toilett system today was a more idealistic idea.

Repesei

Repesei

Red de Permacultura del Sureste Ibérico

La Red, somos sistema social abierto y de centro vacío que nos conecta a las personas y colectivos con esta Visión, Ética y Principios

La Visión. Integrar en nuestras vidas y comunidad cercana este diseño, éticas y principios. Reflejar una verdadera sostenibilidad que se expande desde nuestro interior a la biorregión, repercutiendo con ello planetariamente.

EDE, Myanmar

EDE, Myanmar

Eco Village Design Education and Eco-Farming training

This short introductory course about eco village design, education and Eco-Farming was intended to raise awareness about Eco village and sustainable ways of Living for trainers and alumni of the Inle Lake Watershed Project under the Kalyana Mitta Development Foundation in Myanmar.

Nackunga Community

Nackunga Community

Living and working together as a way of developing ourselves and contributing to a changing world

Nackunga Community is an intentional community for families and adults living and working together, developing the community and creating outwardgoing projects. We believe a sustainable lifestyle, promoting inner growth and outer change, works as an example and source of inspiration for others.

Katajamäki

Katajamäki

Katajamäki (Juniper Hill) is a small eco-community and a gathering place attempting to maintain a sound balance between domestic life and cultural activities.

It is envisioned to become a small forest garden village using local material in construction. There is not any common doctrine, but we are interested in low cost life style and creative revival of traditions. The premises were leased to the community in 1993 and ultimately we purchased them in 1998. Katajamäki is centrally located in southern Finland, about 100 km north of Tampere and about 300 km north of Helsinki.

Ecovillage Kovcheg (not GEN member)

Ecovillage Kovcheg (not GEN member)

The idea behind the creation of "The Kovcheg" was born of present day civilization. We live in a society that is stupidly wasting our natural resources through the senseless destruction of the environment. For future generations it is necessary to change the direction of our growth and progress to something that is ecologically sound. Our settlement is based on family owned land where each family owns one hectare of land to be kept in the family for generations. One hectare with woods, fruit trees, garden and a small pond can provide the family with all of life's necessities.

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram

We are a group of people working and living together for social change as an alternative community and NGO. We have wide range of work; education for grassroots, nature cure, organic gardening, mud house building and ecovillage education. This year we have decided to publish a “Directory of intentional communities and ecovillages in Asia.” We hope to strengthen the existing communities and also help to found new ones, building up a network of communities and ecovillages in Asia.

KNIDIA Eco-Farm

KNIDIA Eco-Farm

Knidia Eco-Farm was born out of our desire to combine the wonderful and unique natural beauties of Datça Peninsula of Turkey (also a “Natural Reserve”) with simple life-style facilities that will allow our guests to enjoy this environment free of stress and tensions typical of metropolitan/city life.

Global Community Communications All

Global Community Communications All

Global Community Communications Alliance

Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA)—a multifaceted nonprofit organization in Tubac, Arizona—was founded in 1989 by Gabriel of Urantia and Niann Emerson Chase with the vision of creating a future society of truth, beauty, and goodness, of hope and destiny fulfillment, of unity without uniformity and the understanding through expanded revelatory concepts that we are all children of the same Creator. That vision has blossomed into a cherished reality we call the First Planetary Sacred Home…

Bellbunya

Bellbunya

Bellbunya is a demonstration centre for sustaining living. Integral to the Centre is the Bellbunya Community, an ecological and consciously evolving community, established to model ways to create a relocalised and sustainable future.

Our community is aiming to become a “4-bottomline” community that supports (1) personal growth and is (2) socially, (3) economically, (4) environmentally sustainable.

Shadowlake Village

Shadowlake Village

Shadowlake Village Cohousing is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, a rural town in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwest Virginia, and home to Virginia Tech.

Quick facts:

•Thirty-three individually-owned townhouses, duplexed pairs, and detached single-family homes with around 50 adults and 25 children

•Ecologically-sensitive building and site design that preserves the land's natural beauty

•An intergenerational, friendly atmosphere that is safe for children and conducive to visiting with neighbors

Saint Michael's Eco Village

Saint Michael's Eco Village

A sustainable bridge between the modern world and nature.

Sustainable architecture including living roofs, Organic crops, gardens, reserves, 18 hole disc golf course, naturally kept livestock in rotating pastures,holistic medicine, medicinal gardens, salt water pools, aquaponics,ocean views and much more.

LOVINKA yoga & meditation center

LOVINKA yoga & meditation center

On the road to freedom...

Lovinka is yoga, mediation and permaculture center in the southern part of Slovakia. Located approx. 1,5 km from the village of Cinobana on a beautiful place where meadows meet forest, protected by 200+ years old oaks. Lovinka was established in 2012 and is being known in Slovakia due to its yoga, meditation, healthy living, self-development workshops. We at Lovinka believe in freedom and consciousness of all beings, we know that we are living in transitional times when people need to unite, work and live together and enjoy the live. Currently lives at Lovinka 10 residents.

LebensGut Miteinander

LebensGut Miteinander

Auf einem 16 ha großen ehemaligen Klostergut wird ein multi-dimensionales Gemeinschaft- wohn- und Arbeitsprojekt aufgebaut. Es besteht aus 7 vernetzten Projektbereichen: 1) Generationen-übergreifendes Gemeinschaftswohnprojekt, 2) Biologische Gemüsebau-Landwirtschaft, 3) Kindertagesbetreuung, 4) therapeutische Praxisgemeinschaft, 5) Seminar- und Kulturzentrum, 6) Tagesbetreuung für ältere Menschen und später 7) eine Schule für Kinder von 1.-9. Schulstufe.

Green Valley EcoVillage

Green Valley EcoVillage

We are promoting various schemes under the Eco-Village concept, namely Eco-Farm, Eco-Landscape, E-Business, Farmstay & Cottage Development.

Our Vision is to realize a community living in a setting that is very much Pro-Environment, sustainable to our future generation. The vision shall be realized via design and planning of Nutrimental planting schemes.

We stresses on educating our visitors and staff in creating ecologically sustainable living spaces. In short, we work, play and stay harmoniously with nature!

Clearwater Commons

Clearwater Commons

Clearwater Commons is an intergenerational residential community, ranging from small children to grandparents. Members share an intention of living a lifestyle that sustains a balance between individual and community needs and the natural ecosystem.

Clearwater Commons began forming in June 2006 when a group of families purchased a 7.4 acre site on North Creek, 11 miles north of Seattle, WA city limits. The site includes wetlands, wooded spaces, and a salmon stream. As of May 2012 there are five completed and occupied homes, a common shop and a 300sf passive guest house.

Schweibenalp - Center of Unity

Schweibenalp - Center of Unity

Central to our vision is faith in the unity of humankind, regardless of culture or belief, and that this unity can be experienced in the heart.

Center of Unity creates an open space for the art of living and considers itself to be a school of heart and consciousness.

A place of communal living and working, we are committed to realising and putting into practice the principles of truth, simplicity, love, unity and peace in our everyday lives.

We are continuing and bringing to life the traditionally developed forms of spiritual practice from our founding time.

Ixixtlan

Ixixtlan

Beautifull Ecovillage, located near Atlixco, Puebla.

Mbame

Mbame

The project started when they were looking around and discovered that the mangrove were disappearing so they went to the elders to ask what caused that, and if was a natural or human cause. The answer they got was that it was mainly a human impact. The people were cutting the mangrove for fuel and building which also read the high salination of their land.

Rawtreat

Rawtreat

Rawfood, homeschool Community Costa Rica

Rawtreat consists of two farms. Heartland is located in Ojochal and Rawland in Rio Claro. We are planting many fruit trees and veggies to become self-sufficient… and may of our trees have already started giving us fruit! Heartland has many children of different ages living in it and we would love to have more children so we can homeschool togethger. Our diet consists of 100% rawfoods and we are very passionate about healthy, simple living… We often have potlocks and work together on the different projects. Our farms are trully spectacular places with pristine air and water..

Edenhope

Edenhope

Our Home in Nature

Nestled in the remote, upper reaches of the Pelapa River on the pristine West Coast of Espiritu Santo, is the magical location of the spiritual commune EdenHope.

On 800 Hectares of lush green valley and mountain ranges, lives a vibrant community of visionaries, artists and contemplatives, gardeners and plant healers, fruitarians, mystics and indigenous peoples.

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Type Evolution Region Posted Last updated
Matavenero y Poibueno Ecovillage Established Castilla y Leon 16.12.2008 3 years 8 months ago
Volviendo a Casa Educational Project Established America, South America, South Cone 14.07.2014 2 years 7 months ago
Global Ecovillage Network Network Established Africa, America, Asia 01.12.2012 2 years 9 months ago
EDE Educational Project Established Africa, America, Asia 23.04.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Solution Library Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.11.2013 2 years 2 months ago
GEN Australia Network Established Australia 30.07.2013 3 years 7 months ago
Empower capacities of Pygmees and s Ecovillage Established Congo (Kinshasa) 28.09.2011 2 years 9 months ago
Gaia University Educational Project Established Africa, America, Asia 30.10.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Avalon Sustainability School Educational Project Established Europa, Spain, Catalunia 29.02.2012 3 years 8 months ago
Perma Culture Community In Costa Ric Permaculture Project Established America, Costa Rica 21.10.2014 2 years 4 months ago
La Naranja Orgánica Permaculture Project Established Catalunia 16.05.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Arcadia Intentional community Established Catalunia 22.02.2009 3 years 5 months ago
Comunidad de las Doce Tribus Intentional community Established Spain, Navarre 06.04.2010 3 years 8 months ago
Los Molinos del Río Aguas Established Europa, Iberian Peninsula, Spain 05.04.2013 3 years 8 months ago
GEN-Finland Ecovillage Established Finland 14.02.2003 4 years 2 days ago
Ces Ecovillage Established Switzerland 03.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Komunidad Janajpacha Educational Project Established Bolivia 23.12.2013 2 years 9 months ago
Ekobyarnas Riksorganisation Network Established Sweden 23.07.2014 2 years 4 weeks ago
Creative Collectives Australia Educational Project Established Oceanea 15.02.2014 2 years 9 months ago
Compartir ilusiones,casa, terreno Sustainable settlement Established Valencia 08.07.2011 3 years 8 months ago
Hertha Levefællesskab Ecovillage Established Denmark 10.02.2003 4 years 9 months ago
The Snaefellsas Community Ecovillage Established Iceland 03.03.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Villages at Crest Mountain Ecovillage Established United States 21.03.2013 3 years 12 months ago
Sólheimar Ecovillage Established Iceland 10.02.2003 2 years 4 weeks ago
Meltemi Ecovillage Established Greece 03.11.2009 2 years 4 weeks ago
EKOYER Network Established Turkey 23.06.2014 2 years 4 weeks ago
La Casa dels Llacs Intentional community Established Catalunia 02.10.2014 2 years 3 months ago
Dabrowka Ecovillage Established Poland 10.02.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Incubadora de Ecoaldeas Supportive project Established Europa 30.12.2014 2 years 2 weeks ago
Findhorn Foundation Ecovillage Established Scotland 10.02.2003 2 years 4 weeks ago
Anarres - Ca' Favale Ecovillage Established Italy 19.01.2006 4 years 9 months ago
Baltic Ecovillage Network (BEN) Network Established Europa 14.09.2013 2 years 4 weeks ago
Austrotopia - Network for Living in Ecovillage Established Austria 14.02.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Self Sustaining Village - Den Selvf Ecovillage Established Denmark 29.01.2007 4 years 9 months ago
crow's manor Ecovillage Established France 24.02.2013 4 years 4 weeks ago
Zamukia Ecovillage Project Ecovillage Established America 06.07.2014 2 years 7 months ago
Charlottendals ekoby Ecovillage Established Sweden 03.09.2014 2 years 6 months ago
Hällungen Transition project Established Sweden 03.09.2014 2 years 6 months ago
ECOLISE Network Established Africa, America, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago
Holy Land Trust Association Established Palestinian Territory 06.03.2015 2 years 2 weeks ago
Katajamäki Ecovillage Established Finland 10.02.2003 4 years 9 months ago
Eklunden- kretsloppsbyn Ecovillage Established Sweden 03.09.2014 2 years 6 months ago
Kampetorp Ecovillage Established Sweden 03.09.2014 2 years 6 months ago
Gaia Trust Supportive project Established Africa, America, Asia 11.12.2014 2 years 2 months ago