Findhorn Foundation Community Eco-Village Project. The eco-village at Findhorn is a tangible demonstration of the links between the spiritual, social and economic aspects of life and is a synthesis of the very best of current thinking on human habitats. It is a constantly evolving model providing solutions to human and social needs while at the same time working in partnership with the environment to offer an enhanced quality of life for all.
The Community is comprised of more than 400 individuals who live and work in this rural area of Scotland. They come from over 40 countries to join the experiment in discovering what is necessary for joyful, sustainable living. The built environment is gradually growing to reflect shared ecological values.
The Findhorn Foundation has been known internationally since 1962 for its experiments with new models for holistic and sustainable living. Today it is at the heart of the largest intentional community in the UK and the centre of this rapidly developing Eco-Village Project. Started in a caravan park in the northeast of Scotland, the Findhorn Foundation is now a major centre of adult education conducting programmes for more than 4,000 residential visitors a year from over 50 countries. Cooperation and co-creation with nature has always been a major aspect of the Foundation’s work and from its earliest days it became well known for its beautiful gardens grown in adverse conditions on the sand dunes of the Findhorn peninsula. Since 1981 the Findhorn Foundation has been involved in the development of the Eco-Village Project as a natural continuation of its work with nature. A number of other organisations within the community work in partnership with the Foundation to help make the Eco-Village Project a reality.
The Findhorn Foundation is a founder member of the Global Eco-Village Network (GEN) and is a Non-Governmental Organisation associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.
Membership & Visitors
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Non-working Guests welcome, Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome,