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    1. #1
      OrkneytoPortugal

      Beetle Eco-villages

      Does anyone have any experience of eco-villages?
      They seem to be a concept that is taking hold at the moment, and I would like to know of any in Spain or Portugal in particular.

      All pointers gratefully received!

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    3. #2
      Peaceful Portugal
      Hi OrkneytoPortugal
      I don't know of any eco-villages here in central Portugal but there are lots of eco small holdings

    4. #3
      Earthgirl

      Re: Ecovillages

      Hi there,

      I've studied/worked/lived in ecovillages in Europe and America, and for the most part one can find that excellent innovative approaches to living are being explored by some great people. Obviously this varies from community to community.

      I know there are communities like this in Portugal and Spain (can't remember the names off the top of my head) and you can find all the details out at the official ecovillage directory which is called GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) http://gen.ecovillage.org/.

      There's also a wealth of literature on the subject, this being a particularly good one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ecovillages-.../dp/1903998778
      by Jonathan Dawson (a great man who also happens to head GEN).

      There are also a lot of courses that teach the philosophy and practice of intentional living, many hosted by ecovillages. For more information follow this link http://www.gaia.org/gaia/education/

      Hope you find these resources helpful and they aid your journey!

      Love and illumination.



      Quote Originally Posted by OrkneytoPortugal View Post
      Does anyone have any experience of eco-villages?
      They seem to be a concept that is taking hold at the moment, and I would like to know of any in Spain or Portugal in particular.

      All pointers gratefully received!
      Last edited by Earthgirl; 22-03-2010 at 12:05 PM.

    5. #4
      Earthgirl
      I've just remembered that Tamera is the most famous ecovillage in Portugal. I've never been there myself, but i've met some lovely people from there!

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      purple
      Last edited by purple; 23-03-2010 at 11:41 AM.