In this page you can find opportunities to live and work in an EcoVillage.
What is an Ecovillage?
An Ecovillage is an intentional, eco-sustainable community, able to satisfy the needs of its members while improving the prospects for future generations.
General principles of an Eco-village
Ideally it should be a settlement that is basically self-sufficient from the food point of view.
Members should be able to cultivate with the criteria of permaculture and organic farming and possibly to raise some animals in the most natural way possible.
In an ecovillage you should build with local, natural and non-toxic materials (clay, wood, stones, straw, etc.), safeguarding the environment also through the so-called wild recovery and use integrated and renewable energy systems.
The ‘individual-ecology’ should be valued, which is why meditation, relaxation techniques, alternative therapies and different forms of creativity should have an “honorary citizenship”.
The decision-making system should be “fully democratic”, allowing all members to resolve their conflicts and divide the tasks by establishing together a more or less formalized system of rules.
In this last regard, it is worth mentioning that many communities use the method of consent, reaching a specific decision when, after careful mediation work, it is truly shared by all members.
Finally, in an ecovillage, one should favor a type of sustainable economy, in which money circulates in the most local environment, avoiding the waste of large retailers.