The World of Eco-Villages

We build families, not cash crops!

HOMESTEAD HERITAGE in WACO, Texas,  - where the past enriches the future, and the spirit of community thrives.

Homestead Heritage is an agrarian- and craft-based intentional Christian community. Its literature stresses simplicity, sustainability, self-sufficiency, cooperation, service and quality craftsmanship.

It also strives to live in peaceful coexistence with the land, other people and other faiths.

608 Dry Creek Rd. in Waco, TX 76705


Interested?? Intrigued?? Curious??

Connect to the history of Homestead Heritage, which started at the Lower East Side Manhattan in New York in 1973.

We are a community, not a commune. As such, we do not have a common purse - each individual and family is responsible for their own financial wellbeing.

We also believe in the integrity of the family. So each family manages their own homestead, either on privately owned land or on a rented portion of our community property.

We do feel, however, the ethical responsibility to “love our neighbors as ourselves,” and we are mutually committed to seeking the common good by voluntarily sharing with any among us who are in need of practical, financial or spiritual help.

Punpun is a small organic farm and learning center in north of Thailand, where we practice sustainable living through seed saving, natural building and appropriate technology.

And all started with one man,
Jon Jandai and his vision of "Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?"

Visions of Utopia, DVD 1
Visions of Utopia, DVD 1


 Visions of Utopia Video - Part One

by Geoph Kozeny, Community Catalyst Project, & the Fellowship for Intentional Community
Available on DVD and VHS.
94 minutes; 2002; VHS ISBN: 978-0-9602714-9-8; DVD ISBN: 978-0-9718264-1-0

Part One includes:
  • Profiles of seven diverse communities.
  • Exploration of the "glue" that holds communities together.
  • Honest revelations about what is working and what is not.
  • A brief history of 2500 years of shared living.

The communities featured in Part One are as follows:

  • Ananda Village (Nevada City CA)
  • Breitenbush Hot Springs (Detroit OR)
  • Camphill Special School (Glenmoore PA)
  • Earthaven (Black Mountain NC)
  • Nyland Cohousing (Lafayette CO)
  • Purple Rose (San Francisco CA)
  • Twin Oaks (Louisa VA) 

Visions of Utopia, DVD 2
Visions of Utopia, DVD 2

Visions of Utopia Video - Part Two


produced by Geoph Kozeny and the Fellowship for Intentional Community
Available on DVD
124 minutes; 2009; ISBN: 978-0-9718264-4-1
A companion piece to the Communities Directory, Part Two of this video documentary features profiles of ten diverse communities. Visions of Utopia is a great way to experience a sampling of community life "up close." You can see and hear community members tell their stories in their own words. 

A New WE - 10 Intentional European Communities
A New WE - 10 Intentional European Communities


'A New We ~ EcoVillages and Ecological Communities in Europe'


Now more than ever before people all over the planet are seeking new sustainable models for living. 

EcoVillages and ecological communities have been emerging as a viable alternative where people can live together in cooperation and harmony with the natural world. 

"A New We" explores 10 such communities in Europe and opens doors to further exploration and discovery on the new 'Global EcoVillage & Sustainable Community Network'! 

Please join the conversation and participate in the 'A New We 2012' initiative which aims towards evolving the EcoVillage model into the 21st century! 

Die beste Art des Ökodorfs

Von Stefan Veda, 07.04.2016 (Aktualisiert am 25.01.2018)


Seit ich meinen Film "Ein Neues Wir" im Jahre 2010 veröffentlicht habe ist viel passiert.
Ich hatte die Gelegenheit rund um die Welt zu reisen, um viele weitere ökologisch orientierte
Gemeinschaften, Siedlungen und Dörfer zu besuchen. Der Plan war: Das "ideale Ökodorf" zu finden!
Auf dieser Suche nach dem idealen Ökodorf für mich und viele Menschen bin ich mittlerweile fündig geworden. Ja, ihr habt richtig gelesen. Ich habe meine Antwort gefunden! Bitte tief Luft holen und ruhig atmen.
Nach vielen Jahren des Erforschens und Erfahrens kann ich gesichert sagen:
Die für mich ideale Art des Ökodorfs bzw. einer Ökosiedlung ist ein Familienlandsitzdorf bzw. eine Familienlandsitzsiedlung!
Was ist eine Familienlandsitzsiedlung?
"Eine Familienlandsitzsiedlung ist eine Siedlung, in der überwiegend Familien auf ihrem jeweils eigenen 1 ha großen Land in wohlgesinnter Nachbarschaft leben und ihren Lebensraum schrittweise und individuell vervollkommnen."

Los Angeles Eco-Village

EVENTS:  JULY-AUGUST-SEPT 2024 (Fri, 15 Apr 2022)
Scroll down here for work party schedule. at the LA Ecovillage Community HubGo here for tour schedule For LA Ecovillage tour schedule, go here WHAT:     CALIFORNIA PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE 2024 CONVENTIONWHEN:     July 27, 2024 from 9am to 5:30pmWHERE:   Los Angeles Trade Technical-College                400 West Washington Boulevard, LA CA […]
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Blog - Earthaven Ecovillage

Growing Small Businesses in Community (Sun, 13 Aug 2023)
There are many ways we support each other and work together at Earthaven and we’re always looking for ways to improve upon that. Almost two years ago, my friend and Earthaven member Delphi Dofflemyer saw a need to support female business owners. She gathered five village women to begin a journey that we’ve been on […] The post Growing Small Businesses in Community appeared first on Earthaven Ecovillage.
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Ecovillage Design Education 2012
A four-week comprehensive course in the fundamentals of Sustainability Design.
The EDE curriculum is a free resource for anyone wishing to learn about sustainability principles, and especially for those who might like to teach the EDE in their local area. Additional supporting materials include:
Guidelines for Organising an EDE - available to certified host sites. Teachers Manual - a more detailed resource for teachers and organisers who wish to delve into greater detail on various topics in the curriculum for inspiration and guidance.
Ecovillage Design Education Curriculum 2
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB
  • CohousingCohousing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living. That means common facilities and good connections with neighbors. All in all, they stand as innovative answers to today's environmental and social problems.
  • EcoVillage Network of the AmericasThe Ecovillage Training Centre at the Farm offers total immersion courses ranging from basic and advanced permaculture and village design to solar electricity, water treatment, and natural building techniques. It provides a walk-through visit to a straw bale dwelling, a dome, organic gardens, rainwater harvesting facilities, greenhouses, root cellars, a wetlands filtration system, and a solar car prototype. The community has outreach programmes in Central and South America.
  • GEN Global Ecovillage Networkis a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.
  • EcoVillage NewsTo encourage and inspire new and existing ecovillage projects with news about ecovillages and related projects worldwide.
  • Fellowship for Intentional CommunitiesIntentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing communities, residential land trusts, communes, co-ops, housing cooperatives, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision. This website serves the communities' movement by providing resources for starting, finding, or living in community, and creating more community in your life.
  • Global Village InstituteGlobal Village Institute for Appropriate Technology was created in 1974 to design and disseminate environmentally friendly tools for sustainable development. The philosophy of the Institute is that emerging technologies that link the world together are not ethically neutral, but often have long-term implications for viability of natural systems, human rights and our common future.