Eco-villages & Co-housing

Co-housing and Eco-villages… a superb way to have community connection with like minded people.

Why Community?

Community developments are often more cost-effective than individual developments and allow for shared use of space and resources.

This is economically, socially and medically beneficial.

Co-housing and eco-villages are similar in that they both address issues of affordability, ecological impact and community building.

They are both usually small, residential projects that have the following features:

  • privately owned individual homes
  • large multi-use common facilities creating a stronger sense of community
  • a healthy balance between community and privacy
  • elements of self-management, trust and familiarity


There are many community developments around the world.

In the UK, Ecomotive is a social enterprise supporting groups to set up their own community-led housing projects.

Here is a short (20 min) film that they recently made about Resilience through community in North America.