Introducing GEN Consultancy
GEN Consultancy helps people and organisations who would like personalized support from GEN to bring ecovillage concepts into their projects. Consultants from all over the world, with specific expertise grounded in a broad ecovillage perspective, are available to offer advice, lead courses, design ecovillage plans, and more, customized for your needs.
How can we help you?
GEN Consultancy services support every Area of Regeneration
Creating resilient systems requires a holistic design approach. We can guide you through a process of participatory design, helping you identify and develop a suite of interconnected solutions specific to your project, time-tested by ecovillages around the world.
Our work together can focus in-depth on one or more of the four areas of regeneration that comprise an integral system:
Explore our work
Not sure what you need support with or how we can help? Browse some of our consultancy projects to understand how our consultants could support your plans.
Our packages range from an initial assessment for £200 up to our comprehensive integral design consultation for £5,000.
Our consultants are based all over the world and have a wide variety of expertise spanning the four Areas of Regeneration.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about GEN Consultancy
For general information about GEN, please see our GEN FAQs.
Can GEN Consultancy help me?
If you’d like to bring ecovillage elements or themes into your project - whatever it is - or to increase your project’s social, cultural, ecological, or economic resilience, we can certainly help!
What help can I get?
Please read more about our services and see examples of our work for specific information.
Who will I work with?
After your initial call with our Consultancy team, we will determine the best consultant for your project based on your location and needs. Please see a list of our current consultants here.
How much does it cost?
Please see our list of services for a general idea of our pricing. Our team will develop a customized package and quote for your circumstances.
Why do I have to pay for an initial consultation?
GEN is a nonprofit with limited funding available. Offering a donation in exchange for the initial call covers the staff time needed to prepare and talk with you, without reducing funding for our other activities. This donation is then discounted from your consultancy fee should you decide to go ahead with purchasing consultancy services.
Why does GEN charge for its services?
While GEN delivers consultancy as part of our work to spread ecovillage concepts, it also brings an important income for GEN to allow us to do our other work, and this is why we charge for our services. However, we tailor everything we do to individual cases and we can also sometimes work together on project funding, so please get in touch anyway if the fees seem out of reach.
Why GEN – why should I select GEN Consultancy and your services?
Our consultants have specialized skills and knowledge within integral design frameworks, and years of experience living in and building ecovillage communities, so you can be ensured that each piece of advice is given with the synergy of social, cultural, ecological, and economic systems in mind. Each has extensive experience in facilitating workshops for diverse audiences from politicians to village residents, and in bringing diverse audiences together. Working with GEN supports a good cause as part of the consulting income covers our nonprofit activities and supports grassroots efforts led by the Regional networks. As you invest in your project, you invest in the future of ecovillages worldwide!
Take the next step
Book a 30-minute introductory call to learn more about how we can work together.