I post here, and will update as we get more detail, because one day maybe you will want to be part of this ecovillage project, either as a long term resident, or volunteer, or just visit to see what’s going on.
I’m Brian, from Ireland, and have been mad about ecovillages since I learned about them. I’ve done a little education in some European ecovillages
- 4 weeks Applied Ecovillage Living course in Findhorn Scotland 2015
- 4 weeks Community Course in Tamera, Portugal 2016
- 10 days Love School in Tamera, Portugal 2016
- 10 days Amine course in Damanhur, Italy 2016
plus visits to the ecovillages Sunseed (Spain), and Permalab (Portugal)
Oh and at the moment I’m obsessed with geodesic domes, and can’t wait to try my first build: a geodesic sweat lodge heated by rocket mass stove. All going well, that’ll be my January
I also say more about myself and the project in my profile
The ecovillage project
I am now in the early stages of creating a new ecovillage, with the name Happitat. We have little set in stone, but have been on the case for nearly 2 years. We recognise that how we interact with each other in work, play and conflict is foundational, and precedes any other work or decisions regarding the practicalities of meeting physical needs (food water energy etc.
Thus our efforts to date have been around finding a solid core team, building relationships and learning things like NVC (NonViolent Communication), giving useful feedback, and Sociocracy 3.0 (S3). We are currently a team of 4. We intend to meet for a month in March to get more details and decisions, a system of governance (probably S3), direction of project, embedding healthy social culture, and outlining tasks and roles to move the project on.
So drop a word here if you’re interested, have any questions or just want to say hi.
Best wishes for creating a new and better tomorrow!