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Sólheimar

Sólheimar

Sólheimar is a village in southern Iceland, located about 80 km from Reykjavík.

Sesselja H. Sigmundsdóttir (1902-1974) founded Sólheimar on the 5th of July 1930. It is the first community of its kind in the world, where so called able and disabled people live and work together. Sólheimar is also the first community in Scandinavia where organic cultivation is practised. Today, Sólheimar is a village with 100 inhabitants, 40 of whom are disable. The grounds are about 250 hectares.

ECOlonie - Centre Ecologique Intern

ECOlonie - Centre Ecologique Intern

ECOlonie - Centre Ecologique International

ECOlonie is an eco-village situated in the Northeast of France – the Department of the Vogese: right in the heart of western Europe.

This community dates back as far as 1989. There are about 17 permanent residents and each year approx. 150 volunteers (from all over the world) come to help.. Annually some 2,500 guests visit our community staying at the hostel, in the lodges or at the natural campsite. Many of them work with us or take part in workshops.

Serene - A mission to survive...

Serene - A mission to survive...

SOIL EROSION, GLOBAL WARMING, RISING FLOODS AND DRAUGHTS, RISING POLLUTION LEVELS OF AIR, SOIL, WATER AND MENTAL, SEA LEVEL RISE, GLACIERS MELTING, SPECIES GOING EXTINCT AND ENDANGERED, PRICE HIKES, GOING TOWARDS TOTAL DEPENDANCY ON PETROLEUM PRODUCE WHICH IS A FINITE SOURCE OF ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, HYBRID FOOD WITH TOO MANY PESTICIDES AND OTHER CHEMICALS are continuously on the rise. Even though all of us are aware of these problems we (as people and most of the governments) are still acting as we have plenty and all the solutions!!!

Parque Visao Futuro

Parque Visao Futuro

O Instituto Visão Futuro está localizado no Parque Ecológico Visão Futuro, uma propriedade de 85 hectares perto das pequenas cidades de Quadra e Porangaba, e duas horas de carro de São Paulo. Foi fundado em 1992 como um centro de educação ambiental para crianças, jovens e adultos. O projeto inicialmente foi financiado pelo SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) através da Globetree Foundation of Sweden, que ajudou a estabelecer a infra-estrutura ecológica.

Meltemi

Meltemi

We are an ecovillage located just outside the coastal town of Rafina, in Attica, Greece on a plot of 250 stremma, with more than 200 resident families. We are a fully fledged non-profit NGO for sustainable development and ecological sensitivity, governed by a combination of direct participatory democracy and representative democracy.

La Casa dels Llacs

La Casa dels Llacs

¿Os apetece colaborar con nosotros?

Somos La Casa dels Llacs, una comunidad basada en la sostenibilidad y el crecimiento personal y espiritual situada en Breda, un pueblecito del Montseny que queda a medio camino entre Barcelona y Girona.

Kasteel Nieuwenhoven

Kasteel Nieuwenhoven

Kasteel Nieuwenhoven is a new and evolving project located on an a 20 Hectare estate consisting of historic buildings (Castle and Farm) surrounded by woodlands, farmland and lakes. In this magical setting a small group of people are experimenting with and discovering ways of living together in harmony with nature and themselves. Living off the land – Permaculture, Forestry and other Ecological ways to self-sufficiency are an important part of the communities activities.

Kommune Niederkaufungen

Kommune Niederkaufungen

Founded over 21 years ago, in December 1986, and situated in a complex of half-timbered farm buildings in the centre of the village of Niederkaufungen, just outside Kassel, we are Germany's largest non-religious, non-spiritual commune.

The Hollies Centre for Practical Su

The Hollies Centre for Practical Su

The Hollies Centre for Practical Sustainability

The Hollies is a small Eco Village in Ireland, County Cork on 30 acres (12 ha) of land.
As of 2012, we are 10 adults and 8 children.
We are also a centre for training in Practical Sustainability,

Trika Eco Resort

Trika Eco Resort

Yoga, Permaculture, and Community Center

Trika Eco Resort is the international headquarters of Trika Method, located in the rural mountains of Northern Thailand. Trika Eco Resort is a yoga retreat center, permaculture farm, and intentional community of dharma practitioners who dedicate their lives to the dharma through Trika Method’s many spiritual and humanitarian initiatives. We invite visitors to experience our unique way of life as guests, volunteers, or retreat participants, and we always welcome new residents.

Dabrowka

Dabrowka

Our community has been building up slowly since 1976 and found its home in seven villages in south-eastern Poland near the town of Lublin - so it is not really one eco-village, but a co-operative project of units spread over the countryside. With time the presence of the newcomers was accepted by the local villagers and we have a close relationship based on mutual respect which is very important to us and one of the reasons for being here. After 20 years of existence we are about 100 people in 25 families in our community.

The Snaefellsas Community

The Snaefellsas Community

Community members: 7 - 3 couples and a single woman
Community businesses: Inside the community we run a small publishing house, a guesthouse, a camp-ground and a tour operation. We have just joined the Green Globe 21environmental certification program and are working towards full assessment, no later than next year. The certification will be for the guesthouse, the campground and the tour operation.

The Farm

The Farm

Out To Save The World

In 1971, a caravan of 60 brightly painted school buses and assorted other vehicles carrying more than 300 hippie idealists landed on an abandoned farm in central Tennessee. They had a mission: to be a part of something bigger than themselves, to follow a peaceful and spiritual path, and to make a difference in the world.

Today The Farm is one of the largest and longest-lasting intentional communities in the United States. The Farm continues as a school of change, demonstrating ways to operate collectively in terms of:

Wisdom Forest

Wisdom Forest

Welcome to Saraswati Ahimsa Vana… a hidden paradise in the Amazon Jungle that words cannot describe. We´re community followers of Vedic Principles starting up an organic farm and nature reserve to protect part of the Amazon rainforest and the animals within. Our goal is to teach our foreign visitors and Ecuadorian neighbours about simple living, high thinking.

El Corazon del Bosque

El Corazon del Bosque

Sembrando en el desierto un oasis permacultural

Una forma de vida acorde con la naturaleza.

1.- Objetivo

Nosotras apostamos por una forma de vida en armonia con la naturaleza, por lo que hemos decidido crear este proyecto y poder compartirlo con aquellas personas que piensen y sientan de igual manera.
Nuestra filosofía se basa en llevar a la práctica la PERMACULTURA, (cultura permanente), una forma de vida donde la planificación, el diseño, el desarrollo, el mantenimiento, la organización y la preservación de espacios están enfocados para la sostenibilidad del entorno habitado en el futuro. 

Natural Health Center - NatTech

Natural Health Center - NatTech

centro de tecnologia natural - centena

I remain living at George Orwell’s animal farm.I think sometimes that I feel as the donkey, and otherwise I am the parrot. As my name is lorenzo and in Spanish loro is parrot, so I confirm my own suspicious focus. So I live in front of the water spring in the ceiling of the forest, the dossal, canopy or forest ceiling. My mates are tree copes: the vicious and luxurious mango, that far old as mine, does not work, and consider an offense if some one think about (I cut them). The hearted leaf of the urticacea’s with his glasses, wet and soft flowers, as delightful delicatessen for birds.

Koh Kong Eco Community

Koh Kong Eco Community

Ten hectars owned in a Wild Life Sanctuary in the Cardamom Mountains (Koh Kong, Cambodia). No acces by road, just by boat trough the Biggest Maangroove Forest of Asia. Independent in production of Food.
Lake with fish production. Eco Agriculture, Eco Construction, Social Economy, Humanitarian Work, Education, Music, Art...

We offer food and acomodation for our volunteers.
Many different works to do.

New Oasis for Life

New Oasis for Life

The Second Home of Lifechanyuan

Our community was established in 2009 in Yunnan, China by a group of people who held common universal values and the vision of creating a new life mode for human beings to sustain themselves on earth.

Krisenfreunde

Krisenfreunde

Mitwohngemeinschaft für Menschen in Transformationskrisen und Kundalini Prozessen

Wir begleiten Menschen in Transformation- und Kundalini Prozessen, indem wir einen Raum schaffen, wo Menschen mit all den verändernden Prozessen sein können.

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Dancing Rabbit is an ecovillage and intentional community set amid the hills and prairies of rural northeastern Missouri. Our goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle.

Tapitallee Retreat & Sanctuary

Tapitallee Retreat & Sanctuary

South Coast NSW Eco Community, nestled on 15 acres of NATIVE BUSH LAND with 10 lots.
The focus of the community is Education/Arts/Health Environment, programs on these topics have been operating since 1982.
The community title borders Reserve and Parklands that lead to the Shoalhaven River.
A habitat program is being recorded by Community Members and visitors.

Findhorn Foundation

Findhorn Foundation

Findhorn Foundation Community Eco-Village Project. The eco-village at Findhorn is a tangible demonstration of the links between the spiritual, social and economic aspects of life and is a synthesis of the very best of current thinking on human habitats. It is a constantly evolving model providing solutions to human and social needs while at the same time working in partnership with the environment to offer an enhanced quality of life for all.

Auroville

Auroville

Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in India. Inspired by the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, Auroville was founded in 1968 by the Mother (Mira Alfassa) in accordance with her dream of a universal township living in harmony with itself and the wider world.

Whole Village

Whole Village

Whole Village is located on two hundred acres near Orangeville, Ontario. Most of the members live on the farm in Greenhaven, our new ecoresidence. Whole Village members pledge
• to operate a biodynamic farm as an integral part of the community;
• to achieve these goals consistent with principles of sustainable land stewardship.

Awakened Life Project

Awakened Life Project

Conscious Evolution & Integral Ecology

The Awakened Life Project dedicated to the evolution of consciousness and culture in communion with the ecological web of life. The location is a beautiful secluded mountain valley above a dramatic gorge of cascading waterfalls in an ecological reserve in Central Portugal. Residents are currently the founders Pete (UK) & Cynthia (USA), Mim(UK), Laura(UK), Marko (Austria), Duarte (Portugal), Glen (USA), Andrea (Columbia).

Nea Guinea

Nea Guinea

A school of the Earth

“Nea Guinea” is an non-profit organization (NPO) that was initiated in 2009 with the main objective of re-appropriating our everyday needs in terms of food, health, energy, shelter and clothing. Since then, the organization has been operating a number of projects developing different alternative practices and techniques on the previously mentioned subjects and also has been promoting these practices as tools for increasing self-sufficiency and resilience of people and communities in Greece.

Hertha Levefællesskab

Hertha Levefællesskab

Hertha Levefællesskab is situated near Aarhus in Jutland on a slope with a tremendous view. It was founded in 1996 and now consists of about 70
people including 19 developmentally retarded persons. The main topics in this village community is social ecology i.e. how do we get a culturally and socially sustainable community running.

Anarres - Ca' Favale

Anarres - Ca' Favale

Ca Favale's site is an old abandoned village
We're living there since 4 years on a collective
base - The project is an open project - not a clse
community - which means that before coming, please tell
us via mail some time in advance, but feel free
to come and stay with us - we've rooms, floors,
carpets to sleep on, and rooves above our heads-

Ecoaldea Andalican

Ecoaldea Andalican

Proyecto de Ecoaldea, lugar de experimentación permacultural y espiritual.
Andalican nació de una necesidad individual y colectiva de volver a sentirnos UNO con la tierra. Dicha Unidad tiene como principio el respeto a la biodiversidad que nos rodea y a su vez, respeto a nuestra propia biodiversidad interior.

Tierra Langla Lunahuana

Tierra Langla Lunahuana

Tierra Langla is a space for reconnection with ourselves and so with Mother Earth, Pachamama, of which we are all a part. It is a space for meditation, yoga, music and all arts… We are learning the community way of life, learning to be sustainable, applying the ethics and principles of Permaculture.

We have built the space with bioconstruction techniques (thru worshops!), we grow a generous organic garden from who we learn everyday, a young eatable forest, a beautiful and healing temazcal, a generous river of cristal clear waters...

Incubadora de Ecoaldeas

Incubadora de Ecoaldeas

Acompañando la creacion de proyectos colectivos. ecoaldeas.

La incubadora es un proyecto creado desde la RIE para apoyar la creación de nuevas comunidades, proyectos sostenibles, eco-cooperativas, empresas sociales y otras.
Proponemos espacios de encuentro, habitualmente despues del encuentro de Verano anual,posibilitamos el contacto con el equipo de personas con experiencias y competencias en diferentes áreas, facilitamos la gestión de las dificultades propias de los primeros tiempos de un proyecto colectivo.
seleccionamos los grupos en funcion de : que haya un grupo, que esten en el lugar.

Seonae Ville

Seonae Ville

We first started as a spiritual group(Suseonjae). Founded in 1998, we have been doing the breathing practice. Through meditation for a couple of years, we got connected to various beings such as plants, animals, the great nature and even mother earth. The messages from them were all the same. – Humans are also part of nature and our original role was to become guidance of earth. They sadly said they almost lost hope from humans and they are losing faith and love they used to have for humans.

Sachawasi

Sachawasi

Escuela Comunitaria de Permacultura Andina-Amazónica Ancestral dedicada a la enseñanza de: permacultura, cosmovisión andina-amazónica, medicina herbolaria, agrisilvicultura.
Los voluntarios-alumnos son oriundos de cualquier país o continente y recibimos un día por semana grupos de alumnos de los colegios de la Provincia nuestra.
Constituimos un banco provincial de semillas nativas agrícolas.
Existe una estrecha relación con las comunidades indígenas de los alrededores con las cuales realizamos programas radiales informando sobre soberanía y seguridad alimentaria.

Reserva Integral y Ecoaldea Sasardi

Reserva Integral y Ecoaldea Sasardi

The Sasardi ecovillage was the first initiative within the ecovillage movement to start in Colombia, it was as well one of the first private natural reserve in the country. The first members of this ecovillage moved in 1985 from the city into the Darién, within the Chocó biogeographical region, known as one of the areas with greatest biodiversity worldwide.

Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven Ecovillage

Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage founded in 1994 on 320 acres in the mountain forests of western North Carolina, about 40 minutes from Asheville. We value sustainable ecological systems, permaculture design, spiritual diversity, right livelihood, and healthy social relations. We are off the grid and live in passive-solar natural-built homes in 13 small neighborhoods. Now (in 2007) we have 60 members, and intend to have 160 maximum. We welcome families with children, older people, young people.

Circle of Children Village School

Circle of Children Village School

Circle of Children has recently moved to Triangle Lake in the Oregon Coastal Mountains. We were donated 60 acres on lake front property in January 2012. There are many buildings existing on the land currently. Historically it was a religious kids camp. The camp was build between the years 1991 and 2003. Circle of Children Village School is a free school that teaches youth and their families sustainable living skills while also weaving in the basic subjects.

Giardino della Gioia

Giardino della Gioia

We are an ecovillage called Giardino della Gioia, that would like to become a comunity. There is already enough structure to host 10 people, we have 3 yurts, 1 straw house, 1 caravan, 1 tipi, a draft of tree house, 4 compost toilets, a kitchen, a meditation circus and a bathroom with sauna, but right now we are just two! All is built with natural material and with the principles of permaculture. We live in an olive garden in a National Park in front of the Adriatic cost (800m walk), the energetic line of San Michele pass through this area, and you can feel it.

Gaia Ashram

Gaia Ashram

Learning center Deep Ecology, Ecovillage Design & Permaculture

Gaia Ashram is a community based education center on Deep Ecology, Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Education and other sustainable living practices.

Gaia Ashram is the base for Gaia School Asia and one of the operational centers of NextGEN Oceania & Asia and we provide trainings/workshops/courses for children, international and Asian youth. Gaia Ashram also provides long-term volunteer and internship opportunities for Asian and international youth.

as one community

as one community

In 2001, some volunteers gathered in Suzuka, Japan, aiming to realize a happy society free from fighting and opposition, in harmony with nature. A border-less community named “AS-ONE COMMUNITY” has been created in an ordinary neighborhood of Suzuka, a typical middle-size city and also well known as a city of the Honda company.

Crystal Waters

Crystal Waters

A socially and environmentally responsible, economically viable rural subdivision north of Brisbane (Australia), Crystal Waters was established in 1987. It received the 1996 World Habitat Award (assessed by Dr Wally N’Dow) for its "pioneering work in demonstrating new ways of low impact, sustainable living".

83 freehold residential and 2 commercial lots occupy 20% of the 259ha (640 acre) property. The remaining 80% is the best land, and is owned in common. It can be licensed for sustainable agriculture, forestry, recreation and habitat projects.

Kibbutz Lotan

Kibbutz Lotan

Kibbutz Lotan is located in the far South of Israel, 55 km. North of Eilat. It was founded by graduates of the Reform Jewish Youth movements of America and Israel in 1983. The population of the community fluctuates between 150-200 people. "Members" of the cooperative fluctuate between 45-65, with between 40 and 70 children. The community is multi-generational with parents of members living in the community by renting houses as do numerous families who are considering joining.

Baltic Ecovillage Network (BEN)

Baltic Ecovillage Network (BEN)

GEN's first macro-regional network of national networks
Established

Created by the national networks of the Baltic Sea Region, GEN Finland, GEN Sweden (ERO), GEN Russia (REEN) and GEN Estonia (EEN) constitute the current council awaiting membership from Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark, Norway, Belarus and Germany.

General Memetics

General Memetics

sustainable culture thoughtware for ecovillage projects

General Memetics is a small (~10 persons) project-oriented team of mutually-committed Possibility Managers. Together we develop, document, and deliver powerful tools and processes for facilitating personal, organizational, and global shift to next culture... all open-code, and all copyleft. We also train others how to train others to do this to so as to increase the number and effectiveness of authentic shift agents on Earth.

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Phoenix Cooperative Ecovillage Ecovillage United States 28.06.2004 4 years 5 months ago
Ecovila Corcovado Ecovillage Brazil 09.04.2004 4 years 5 months ago
Nyt Forum, Christiania Ecovillage Denmark 10.02.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Ecovillage e. V. Ecovillage Germany 14.02.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Arcosanti Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Earth Sanctuary Project Ecovillage Spain 14.02.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Pacifica EcoVillage Ecovillage United States 14.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Ecoaldea Amazonia Ecovillage Venezuela 21.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Caravana Arcoiris por la Paz Ecovillage Peru 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Libera Universitá di Alcatraz Ecovillage Italy 14.02.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Delphin-Gemeinschaft Ecovillage Germany 02.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Cerro Gordo Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Comunidad del Sur Ecovillage Uruguay 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Redfield Community Ecovillage England 02.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Finca Ecologica El Zopilote Permacu Ecovillage Nicaragua 06.09.2005 3 years 6 months ago
EarthSea Ecovillage Canada 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Cascada Verde Ecovillage Costa Rica 08.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
East Wind Community Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Glen Valley Organic Farm Ecovillage Canada 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Moonshadow Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Ecoaldea Aurora Ecovillage Venezuela 21.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Cardiff Place Ecovillage Canada 04.01.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Suomineito-Yhteisö Ecovillage Finland 10.02.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Camphill Community: Mourne Grange Ecovillage 02.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Los Guayabos Comunidad Ecológica Ecovillage Mexico 07.05.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Balankán, Ciudad de Luz / Red Iber Ecovillage Mexico 26.01.2004 4 years 5 months ago
Rudo Rwa Mwari Ecovillage 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
wireless ghana Ecovillage Ghana 25.08.2011 3 years 6 months ago
Algerian Association for Youth and Ecovillage Algeria 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Felix & Partner S.a.r.l.u Ecovillage Togo 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Noorspoort Guest Farm Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Breitenbush Community Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Ecovillage of Loudon County Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Heartwood Hamlet Ecovillage United States 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
O.U.R. Ecovillage Ecovillage Canada 04.01.2002 4 years 5 months ago
Windsong Ecovillage Canada 04.01.2003 4 years 5 months ago
IDOF Ecovillage Germany 02.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Enota Ecovillage United States 14.03.2003 4 years 5 months ago
Eco Yoff Community program Ecovillage Senegal 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
Good-View Farm Ecovillage Zimbabwe 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
OUR LIFE YOUTH FOUNDATION Ecovillage Nigeria 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
King Kauluma Museum & Eco Village p Ecovillage Namibia 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago
The Khutso Foundation Ecovillage South Africa 25.08.2011 3 years 6 months ago
Association pour la Recherche et la Ecovillage Cameroon 25.08.2011 4 years 9 months ago