Forming Formed: 2001 Established: 2005
This page last updated:1/14/2013
(40 km south-east of Vienna)
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We are a group of people with the goal of establishing the first ecovillage in Austria. Our objective is to create a regionally involved and hospitable community for about 150 people on the path to peacableness, sustainability and self-development.
The resource consumption of the members of our ecovillage is to be feasible and an example of good practice. Furthermore, the ecovillage is to serve our society as a model of sustainability in combination with a high quality of life.
We attach particular importance to how we deal with each other. It is our conviction that social cohesion is the basic precondition for any functioning society with all its different facets. The space created for individual self-fulfillment leaves room for the contentedness of each member of the ecovillage and thus of the entire community.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: current: Schoenwasser; former: Keimblatt Oekodorf
This page last updated:1/14/2013
(After consultation and confirmation of your wished date of stay!e)
Visitor Process: Check out our Homepage (in English and German). Contact us and coordinate suitable times for visits. Bring with you: toothbrush, sleeping bag, camping mat, clothes, musical instrument (if possible), and good mood.
GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(In this phase (2005 to approx. 2010) especially for people with pioneer-power)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(1000 are required if one intends to become a full member)
Land and Buildings
9.9 acres (4.0 hectares)
(we have found 3,5ha to build our houses right next to 9ha which can be used for planting)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(There will be a lot of houses on the ecovillage ground.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(this is our pioneer-groupīs current practice, but there wonīt be any restrictions within the final ecovillage community.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Sharing each others spiritual traditions)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(a broader, mystical perspective which referes to something beyond belief)
(no children at the moment)
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