Ecovillage “Zeleni Kruchi” (“Green Hills” in Ukrainian) was founded in 2012 in a picturesque hilly area, 140 km to the south from Kyiv, in an ordinary Ukrainian village.
The nature here is rich. Forests are beautiful and full of mushrooms. Fields are covered with medicinal herbs. There are several ponds where you can see swans.
The village has electricity, gas and good internet. It will take you two hours by car to get here from Kyiv or three hours by direct bus.
The settlement unites eight families (2020) and continues to grow.
We are a group of friendly and active people of different ages. We left big cities to have a healthier place to live. We care about environment and our health. We grow our food, build houses with cob and straw, and constantly develop ourselves spiritually.
Each family has its own plot of land and we have a common territory – our permaculture center. We organize courses and workshops several times a year.
There is a very comfortable house for tourists in the ecovillage where you can have rest and see the traditional Ukrainian way of life.
We have good experience with international volunteers.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 22
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
Those who want to become our neighbors will find on our site a list of our life principles. We will be glad to meet people to whom these principles are close. Please note that we accept families who are ready for permanent residence in the settlement, rather than looking for a holiday option.
We ask you to be sympathetic to the fact that we can not accept guests at any time and come only by invitation.