Los Angeles Eco-Village is a place name for our transit rich two block neighborhood three miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. Three nonprofit organizations are working toward reinventing how we live in the City. Our 45 member intentional community does this by demonstrating higher quality living patterns at much lower environmental impacts, engaging with one another, our neighbors and the City at large in a variety of hands-on and educational activities. We try to maximize the beneficial connections among the social, ecological and economic systems of the neighborhood. Our Urban Soil-Tierra Urbana limited equity housing cooperative along with our Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust ensure that our land and housing remain permanently affordable for very low to middle income households. These two organizations currently own 50 units of housing in three multi-family buildings. Our nonprofit developer, the Center for Urban Ecovillages – Los Angeles* (formerly CRSP) currently owns the commercial property, Songs, on our northern border, with plans for it to house an eco co-op hostel for group immersion experiences in urban sustainable living, along with several small green co-op oriented businesses..
We host regular public tours (see tour schedule here: www.laev.org/home/tours), workshops, and public presentations on various aspects of sustainable urban living. Short guest stays, individual and/or small group internships and apprenticeships may be arranged for fees.
Please visit our website for additional information: www.laecovillage.org
*Other urban ecovillages aligned with our values and doing education, training and outreach are welcome to contact us to share a page on this new website (in process)
www.cue-gen.org (Center for Urban Ecovillage – Global Ecovillage Network). Your pages will hold your City’s name next to “Center for Urban Ecovillages – city name). Contact us for more info: [email protected] We hope to launch this website by Summer, 2020.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 44
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Non-working Guests welcome, Volunteers welcome,
For inquiries regarding membership in the LA Eco-Village Intentional Community, write:
Some information on Membership in the L.A. Eco-Village Intentional Community can be found here: