An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes in all four areas of regeneration (social, culture, ecology and economy) to regenerate their social and natural environments.
Ecovillages come in all shapes and sizes, and can be found across the world: from traditional villages using age-old techniques, to modern settlements built with the latest in ecological innovations. Explore our map below to find out if there’s an ecovillage near you!
Discover European ecovillages
Our series of brochures helps you get closer to ecovillage communities, telling the stories of some of our members. From their origins and traditions to their vision and focus, these brochures are a window into European ecovillages. You can download PDFs of our brochures in our public documents.