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  • A Film about Findhorn
    15.06.2015

    The challenge of compressing more than half a century of faith, hope, love and inspiration into a 70-minute documentary is an example of bold co-creation by many whose lives have been...

  • Ecovillage Boekel, Netherlands: Ecovillages are Formula 1 Cars...
    21.03.2015

    A key figure in the Dutch government said: "Ecovillages are like Formula 1 cars" after he saw Ad Vlems´ presentation about Ecovillage Boekel, an aspiring member of GEN. The politician used this...

  • The Fall and Rise of the Scottish Community
    12.09.2013

    Ecovillages and community based organisations have a different history, but they can lead to a similar effect - the economical and ecological revitalization of regions. The example of Scotland...

  • Army Land Turns into the First Ecovillage in Holland
    17.06.2013

    Two and a half years ago a group in Holland started the initiative for an Ecovillage. Up until now, no ecovillage has been created because, in densely populated Holland, land is scarce and...

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Folleterre Faerie Sanctuary

Folleterre Faerie Sanctuary

A queer/LGBTQI+ sanctuary from the materialism and consumerism of much of gay life: a place for respite and healing in nature.

Welcome to Folleterre: part of the global network of radical faerie communities.

Folleterre aims to be a “pink lighthouse” where queers expand their special gifts and nature, explore the relationship between sexuality and spirit, and aims to provide a place of safety, homecoming, inspiration – a home for an ever-growing family of kindred souls.

Samenbeleving

Samenbeleving

Ecovillage Netherlands

We are working on the creation of an eco-village in central Netherlands.
We aim to live with about 10 households on 5-10 ha, in self build eco-houses and to create a community building and forest garden.
We would love the create a ecological, sustainable way of living, which will be able for many of us. So to create an ecovillage with strong connection with "normal" nowadays society to be able to create a change.

Proyecto O Couso

Proyecto O Couso

Introducción
Queremos crear una comunidad integral y abierta, de todos, donde se pongan en práctica los valores de la Nueva Cultura Ética. Llevamos tiempo trabajando sobre el apoyo mutuo y la cooperación y especialmente sobre los valores universales que ayudan a mejorar nuestro mundo. Todo ello bajo nuestro lema principal: “deja lo que puedas, coge lo que necesites”.

Ecovillage Sainte Camelle

Ecovillage Sainte Camelle

The ecovillage Sainte-Camelle is located in France, in a hamlet within the municipality of Saint-Victor-Rouzaud in the Ariege department (09), an hour South of Toulouse, and 5 kms from Pamiers and its train station.

Built on 18 hectares, including 10 has of forest, it can accommodate up to 20 people.

We have been living there together for 5 years to experience happiness and local relationships of the small villages from the past. Mutual caring and activities sharing are important for us.

CCLT Ecovillage

CCLT Ecovillage

Cambridge Community Land Trust

CCLT is a community-led project to deliver affordable and sustainable housing, owned and managed by its residents as a Community Land Trust.

Shanti-shanti village

Shanti-shanti village

Shanti – world, peace, harmony. Our little village is a large, free and beautiful world where people live in harmony with natu

Shanti – world, peace, harmony
Our little village is a large, free and beautiful world where people live in harmony with nature, outer and inner world, themselves and all others.
We will try to create an atmosphere of freedom, creativity, simplicity and peace in this place.
For the moment we are looking for a land in France or in Spain.

Sustainable co-operative

Sustainable co-operative

We are a young married couple, Pace and Blu, who are looking to build a sustainable way of life. Over the years we have been studying human societies and alternative methods of living, all over the world.

We realize community is the fundamental ingredient to a successful sustainable future.
That said, we also understand that people require their own personal freedom with the ability to explore whatever religious or spiritual beliefs they may hold.

SCI du Tournesol

SCI du Tournesol

Sunflower Cohousing Project

Sunflower Cohousing currently has four members, and we are looking for others to join us in an environmentally conscious cohousing project.

Our aims are: ᅠ

TO LIVE A HEALTHY, MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE LIFESTYLE. ᅠ

TO LIVE A SUSTAINABLE AND LOW IMPACT LIFESTYLE. ᅠ

TO WORK TOWARDS ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND THE COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO THE ABOVE. ᅠ

"The Story so Far"

"The Story so Far"

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Akasha

Akasha

On the 20th of March 2015 we started our voyage to ecovillage Akasha. Yet in the iniative phase we are searching for a loction to first start working together in an crative crafts atelier. Follow us in our quest on our website or on facebook.

New Ecovillage Project

New Ecovillage Project

The very beginning. Looking for people to join

For now I only have a dream and an idea, how it gonna look like.

I will try to update the information about the project daily.

a short description would be: ecovillage with people that want to build a new community based on trust and love. People that gained experience in the "real life" and got themselves a profession (every single one of you is welcome! From theater graduate to doctor through gardener) and now want to have a better life with more meaning.

Ecovillage Boekel

Ecovillage Boekel

An inspiring example for sustainable living

A unique, inspiring example for sustainable living in connection with the world.

In Ecovillage Boekel we will cater our needs in a very sustainable way. By doing so we will contribute solutions for climate change, environmental pollution and exhaustion of natural resources, in close cooperation with our surroundings.

Community/school led by Shaolin monk

Community/school led by Shaolin monk

Learn with a Shaolin Monk

We are a community led by a Shaolin Monk. We have a base in Berlin where we learn the philosophy, brotherhood, Taï Chi Chuan, Kung Fu.

Any level is accepted. Once we know a bit we help our master in humanitarian work all over the world.

If you believe in the light and in the action you are welcome in our place in Berlin to start to learn, to live with us and to be ready in the future to act for the others.

We share the daily life inside but we work as well outside; a lot of pleasure; a lot of intensity.
In extra we practise languages and music.

Collectif Créatif du Castellas

Collectif Créatif du Castellas

The Creative Collective Castellas is an open and concrete proposal for participatory operation of balancing individual liberty, equality of law and daily Generosity research ...

éco-village "les chemins de traver

éco-village "les chemins de traver

éco-village "les chemins de traverse"

.Eco projet sous forme d'éco-village trois pôles sur plusieurs hectares .

La ferme auberge musicale . ( 1er pôle) avec élevage , maraichage (permaculture , agroforesterie), comment vivre dans la nature de a à z , faire un feu , trouver de l'eau , se confectionner un habit , des outils , faire une cabane , se nourrir par la nature et se soigner , élever des animaux pour leurs laines , lait etc...), fruitière ( transformation des produits laitiers), etc...( stages avec intervenants qualifiés dans ces domaines ).

crow's manor

crow's manor

this is an old farm that we are reconverting into a main house with 2 bedrooms and a studio in the attic; a studio/ appartement next to it; reconvert the garage into a greenhouse and try to make the stables into a condo or new stables. to do all of this we need coworkers or roommates or people who want to buy the appartement or the stables to make treir own little nest in it. it's called the crow's mansion because all the chimneys were filled with crows nests, in the barn and the stables we have many swalownests and even some owles house here.

ecocircoaldea?  del bidasoa

ecocircoaldea? del bidasoa

hola,
soy una joven trabajadora con una asociacion de circo en hendaye(francia)
kiero presentar al grupo un proyecto de ecoaldea con un fin cultural: un circo

yo he empiezado ;
- consolidacion el grupo ( a mi la gente le interasa, pero spera )
- espacio ;
pais? tipo de alquiler?(ocupacion no, de momento) campamento o vivienda

Ecodorp Gaasterland

Ecodorp Gaasterland

We want to buy an existing terrain with buildings and transform it into an ecovillage. In future there will be room for about 40 adults plus children.