Livonsaari community is an ecovillage under construction located in the south-west Finland, about 35 kilometers from the city of Turku. Currently about 30 adults and 20 children live in the community, and in addition there are some active members of the community who might move to Livonsaari in the near future.
The land we live on is about 60 hectares large, some of it being fields and some rocky woods. Livonsaari is an island, so naturally we have access to the sea. There are several new built houses for people to live in. In addition we have three old buildings which serve for co-housing and some common saunas. One of the commonly owned buildings, an old school, has also a common room for meetings and other activities. A total of 20 houses can be built on this land. A few sites are still free. Our aim is to try out and develop ecological construction methods, such as log, straw bale and clay houses.
We, the community members, come from different backgrounds, while sharing a common interest in creating a more sustainable way of living close to the nature. As usual in communities, we have a great variety of skills and talents, and some of us work on academic field as researchers, some on IT, agriculture, building and on naturopathy. Livonsaari community is politically and religiously independent.
If you want to know more, you can contact us by sending email at info (at) yhteisokyla.net
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 50
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Please contact in advance, we take visitors if someone has time and energy to host, and if there is space available. You should live in the village for 1 year before decision about membership.