Farm Rustig is/was a project by a small group of Namibians planning to setup an ecovillage for their community on a farm a maximum of 2 hours from Windhoek.
Our eco-village is based on permaculture principles, enabling lifestyle balance, respectful freedom, meaningful connection to nature, ourselves and each other.
We were a passionate and energetic team which takes ownership in creating the world we want to live in. Through this process we experience uplifting transformation in our own lives.
We inspire and support others with our knowledge and wisdom enabling them to create similar sustainable safe havens around the world.
We’re planning to opensource our documents and share all our experiences setting up our ecovillage with anyone who is interested. We believe that we can only be sustainable in Namibia if all villages here convert to ecovillages, and we are more than happy to help anyone wanting to do that. Part of our aim is also to setup an internship program through which we want to help likeminded Namibians learn the ropes to start their own ecovillage one day.
Our team consisted of 5 founding families who were all passionate about building an ecovillage and helping others learn from what we do! We wanted to recruit new members to grow our community to 10-12 families and we were also looking for land to own.
At this stage though our group has broken apart. Only 2 families remain actively involved in the project. The legalities around land ownership in Namibia make it difficult. We’ve rented land and started building our houses and the first small facilities for the farm and our school. We’ve appointed our first trainee 🙂
Our project remains small and closed at this stage, but once we’re done building our infrastructure we’ll likely have open days to share our ideas and progress.
Our website is www.ecovillagenam.org and our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/ecovillagenam.
Feel free to contact us via the contact page on our website or via Facebook 🙂
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 6
- Not open to new members
- Not open to visitors
Our village is not open to new members.