We intend to embrace principles from The Global Ecovillage Network, Low Impact Development and Co-housing.
An ecovillage is an intentional community that is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes in all four dimensions of sustainability – social, cultural, ecological and economical – to regenerate their environments.
Ecovillages are living laboratories pioneering beautiful alternatives and innovative solutions. They are rural or urban settlements with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in their actions towards low-impact, high-quality lifestyles. www.ecovillage.org
Low-impact living is about local, organic food, self-employment, family firms, small independent shops, co-ops, credit unions, home cooking, open source, craft skills, self-built homes, renewable energy, smallholdings, allotments, sharing, enjoying nature, enjoying life.