Ecovillage & Nature Center AyA strives for self-sufficiency in food, energy, water and cradle-to-cradle. We build our own houses under our own management or to be built ourselves, with sustainable materials and methods. We build, work & live in harmony with nature, in unity with each other & inspire the world around us, working closely with local residents, farmers and sustainable businesses. … Read more
Our first location is in North of the city of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, finished in March 2021. It is an urban ecovillage, The intention of our association is to build for and with people with the intention to contribute to the regeneration of the earth. Most of our members do not have (an easy) access to the Dutch housing market. We also target to people with an increased need for support.
We work on increase of sustainability, a strong community with care for each other and environs. The … Read more
An initiative in the Southern part of the Netherlands, aiming to realise 10-20 ecohouses in rural area and restoring biodiversity in degraded landscapes.
Started in 2018, the goal to live in harmony with Nature. We need education like CLIPS trainings and conflict management courses. Later we would like to offer workshops and host schools. … Read more
Noordeland has started construction in April 2019. In August 2019 there are 9 permanent inhabitants and 11 more to follow soon. Developments include the group center, the storage halls for workshops, production and enterprises, the kitchen garden and related facilities and utilities. The municipality has extended the license to establish an ecovillage. The plot will be purchased this year 2019. … Read more
Can community come together to save the world? Are you looking for inspiration and hope? Would you like to explore ways to regenerate our planet? Join us as we watch an interview with the incredible nature connection and environmental thought leader Joanna Macy as it’s streamed from the global ecovillage network conference. Followed by a short presentation from Extinction Rebellion. … Read more
Location: The Hague - Please contact the host for exact location, Netherlands
For any participants of the summit interested in sharing the experience with others in the area. This will be a very informal gathering to discuss the topics from the summit in a locally relevant context and brainstorm any potential applications. … Read more
We are working on the creation of as many ecovillages in the Netherlands as possible.
Currently, we are involved in several projects. Few in the planning phase and one hands on building site. In the North of the Netherlands, there is a project where quite a few people build and will be living in an ecological way. We are building a house of wood and hempcrete with a green roof and a large dome glasshouse attached.
We love to create an ecological, sustainable way of living, which will be … Read more
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