An ecovillage is a traditional or intentional community that is more socially, culturally, economically, and/or ecologically sustainable.
What are Eco Villages Like?
Some communities are completely dedicated to sustainability and preserving the environment. Other communities focus on Christianity or another religion or spiritual practice, with daily life revolving around worship and ceremony.
Intentional communities are not necessarily created with religion or environmental concerns in mind, choosing instead to share services like childcare and cooking. Many of them are open and tolerant to a diversity of people, with few rules — sometimes life is highly individual, with residents having separate jobs, families and privately-owned resources. But some can have quite a few rules ranging from income sharing to restrictions on who can become a member.
Why Live in Community?
Living in community is the most common-sense approach to sustaining the human species. We are social creatures. We live on a planet with finite resources that are quickly being extinguished. In the current world population of over 7 billion people, do we really need over 7 billion personal vehicles, lawnmowers and televisions? It saves time and money to share resources, common spaces and responsibilities. There are also social benefits to living in a community where you know your family is supported and nurtured.
Our Ecovillage is being designed to produce the least possible negative impact on the natural environment through intentional physical design and resident behavior choices. Our community focuses on biblical living. We are currently developing a council to make final arrangements to purchase land in the Pratteville, Alabama area.