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  • Christophe Goll has visited numerous ecovillages. This is the...
    15.06.2015

    On a tour to teach positive psychology and the study of happiness, Christophe Goll from Sweden has visited numerous ecovillages. Loving contrasts, he spent some nights in a 5 star hotel in...

  • The Journey of a Refugee from Syria
    29.12.2014

    Wars, climate change, economic and social injustices, have made millions of people refugees, with thousands dying, stranded on the borders of Europe, or the United States. At the recent GEN...

  • Handicraft and its role in a modern and sustainable life
    14.12.2013

    Sustainable development is not only about recycling or having an awareness of climate change. It is a change in our way of thinking and action in relation with nature, the world and humankind...

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Nackunga Community

Nackunga Community

Living and working together as a way of developing ourselves and contributing to a changing world

Nackunga Community is an intentional community for families and adults living and working together, developing the community and creating outwardgoing projects. We believe a sustainable lifestyle, promoting inner growth and outer change, works as an example and source of inspiration for others.

 Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship eco

Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship eco

The Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship Ecovillage (SICE) is a newly formed NGO (April 1st 2015) driven by a group of Syrian refugees and Swedes in Uppsala, Sweden. Our aim is to empower migrants and other Syrians to take control of their own lives, integrate into Swedish society, and do so in an inexpensive and ecologically sustainable way. We also find different ways to job possibilities for our residents in our Ecovillage.

Help Support our project at
https://coinfunded.com/Project/ProjectDetail/10

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.

Kretsloppsbyn i Björsbyn

Kretsloppsbyn i Björsbyn

There were big ambitions to create a working ecovillage in the beginning, but through different technical problems, (for exampel with toilets), and reduced interest, the village has evolved into a "ordinary" housing area. The village can be a interesting case, as their experiences can teach what "not" to do:)

Kampetorp

Kampetorp

Established

A small ecovillage, Has had IAL-camps and workingcamps.
11 members, 4 houses.
Built by residents.
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Kampetorp är en liten gård i Bullaren, i norra Bohuslän. Här bygger medlemmarna ekologiska hus, en del i lösvirke, andra i lera och halm. Fastigheten är off-grid och elektriciteten produceras huvudsakligen med solceller. Solenergin lagrar vi med hjälp av batterier.
Under vintern krävs ett tillskott av el från fossildrivna elverk, men eftersom all apparatur och belysning är extremt energieffektiv handlar det om förhållandevis små mängder diesel.

Hällungen

Hällungen

They have an extensive ongoing permaculture project in collaboration with the nearby ecovillage-initiative Hällmarken and the area Hällskogen. Gardens, houses and infrastructure will be re-planned after permaculture principles. The projects will take part in the transition-towns movement.

Hågaby

Hågaby

Established

Per told me that theres a big interest in Sweden for a touristroad. The model that Håga used while building, influencing the company JM byggnad improving their capacity in eco-technology, is interesting. - Habitat 2- an UN-model that could be applied on the project ECOVILLAGES (for communication)

Hultabygdens kretsloppsförening

Hultabygdens kretsloppsförening

Established

The village are very interesting according to sewage systems and ecological farming. The contact person is an organic farmer. The village has a long history and has transformed into an ecovillage. They have "roots" in the traditional landscape/culture wich gives a lot of strenght.

Ekobyn Bålarn

Ekobyn Bålarn

Established

All the people that started the village still lives there! (except some outflown children). Kjell was a founder of Njord.

Ängsbacka

Ängsbacka

Ängsbacka course center & community

Ängsbacka is among the most important meeting places in Scandinavia for people who want to live a more conscious life, live from the heart and care for our planet. 

Åloppe Ekomat

Åloppe Ekomat

Old village (4000 years).
Organic farming and gardening, processing food.
20 households.
www.aloppe.se

Rumpans fritidsby - en kretsloppsby

Rumpans fritidsby - en kretsloppsby

Established

A very strong and good source for sustainable building techniques. The contact person dedicate his time to this topic, and has missions in Bhutan among others. Many students and technically interested visit the village. Apart from that they keep animals, gardens, a sawmill, and a port for boats.

Brf. Åkesta

Brf. Åkesta

Established

The roof construction mainly on the backyard is very good. Can be recomended to other projects. The dry toilett solution which is refurbished by a normal water toilett system today was a more idealistic idea.

Eklunden- kretsloppsbyn

Eklunden- kretsloppsbyn

Established

Interesting source for Eco-building technology.
5 houses/7 households.
Built by Leif Thomsen AB, based on Jenny Wramborgs thesis (examensarbete)

Charlottendals ekoby

Charlottendals ekoby

Established

Strong in social questions, transition-towns movement, psychology and questions concerning conflict resolution

Bostadsrättsföreningen Linden i Klos

Bostadsrättsföreningen Linden i Klos

Established

A village that started with an interest for sound materials and a healthy lifestyle, and was thereafter named an "ecovillage" in an article. The social life works good in the village, people are good in helpeing eachother out.

Baskemölla

Baskemölla

Established

The idea was formed by Ove Thörnqvist 1989-90. The contact person Olof has been involved since that time. He knows a lot about building-technologies. The other contactperson knows other parts of the village, wich can be a good complement.

Almviks Gård

Almviks Gård

Established

A lot of land, 120 hectares wich gives buildig reasources etc in village. The contact person has lived 8 years in Almvik. Many families have vegetable gardens, and some people has extended gardens.

Ekobyarnas Riksorganisation

Ekobyarnas Riksorganisation

Swedish Ecovillage Network

Ekobyarnas Riksorganisation arbetar för att ge ekobyarna i Sverige bättre möjligheter att samarbeta, hitta varandra och nya deltagare.

Gaia-Village

Gaia-Village

Live in a lovely and harmonic place in Europe

Gaia-Village

A group of friends that met in India decide to create their own village in Europe.
Julie from Belgium is Holistic healer / Kine , her husband Shan from India is a founder of a organic jus company.
And me, Lima I am eco-project manager with eco-construction as a speciality.
So here we are, the small presentation of the team.

The main topic of the project are ;

Ekoby Växhuset

Ekoby Växhuset

Ecovillage according to permaculture principles under construction. We plan for in total five households with local solutions for energy demand and a high degree of self supply. Possibility for two more families to join us. Welcome to contact us.