Community of family estates Chmyrivka was founded in 2010 by three families with the aim of living common life with a nature, finding the spiritual path, making own special eco-space, creating a new style of relationship between people.
Community of family estates was founded in Cherkassy region, Chygyryn area, in the village Chmyrivka, near riverbed, among the picturesque hills and gills, surrounded by beautiful forest. We also have some lakes here.
The nearest regional centre Chygyryn is 25 km away and only 50 km to the administrative centre of Cherkassy region – Cherkassy.
At the present moment 13 families with 18 children permanently live in our eco-village.
11 families have been living here for more than 2 years.
6 children were born in the community.
We practice home birth in Chmyrivka.
Some families come here at warm season or at weekends.
We have some locals which take active part in eco-village social life.
Most of eco-village people are vegetarians. One family is raw vegan. The others consciously try to minimize their volume of eating meat.
Our girls prepare handiworks and organize traditional Ukrainian holidays called Kolyada, Kupala, Maslyana with concerts, round dances and performances. They practice home schooling at eco-village.
On the territory of an old ex-club we organize performances during winter. We are planning to construct a new big common building that will give us possibility to organize a school for child and adults development, to accept guests, to hold common meetings and competitions.
We create eco-tourism projects. We play ping-pong and volleyball.
Eco-village is opened for visitors for scheduled events and excursions only by previous agreements.We accept volunteers only on a base of previous agreement.
In eco-village we are vegetarians, do not use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 45
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors