Our long term goal is to create an inter generational micro-society, the size of a small village (20-40 adults), made up of individuals, groups, families, and micro-communities of varying size and social structure, which will allow and encourage its members to live in a sustainable way and to revitalise the economy and local life.
It is also to encourage this ecological project to grow to have a size (hopefully from a hamlet to a small village) and the necessary recognition to have a positive influence on the territory.
Decisions effecting the space will be made on a sliding scale, depending on impact, by cooperatives and residents.
Living here and the Land Trust model
Each individual, family or nucleus will be able to take responsibility for a small piece of land, to build a home and live there in a secure structure through a financial commitment and a monthly contribution to the community (this depending on building permission from the council and/or type of structure). Because there is no purchase cost, life in Rocalet will be accessible to people with wide range of incomes and will grant them the legal security as a co-guardians of the land*.
The lease-holder(s) will not be owners but all the improvements made on their land will belong to them (habitat, structures, gardens, fruit trees). Thus, they can sell them to someone else if they leave.
Each new lease-holder/resident must go through a community acceptance process. Relevant cooperatives will accompany residents in their move-in process so that it is done in a manner consistent with the ecological charter and therefore that takes into account the needs of their living space / garden / land and the effects that this will have on the neighbourhood and Rocalet.
* We are in the long and complicated process of creating a land-trust type structure to perenialise the communal stewardship of the land and it’s buildings.
Detailed Documents upon request (26 pages) and currently only in French.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 5
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Send us an email briefly presenting yourself and how you've come to email us and asking for the visitor questionnaire and documents.