Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

A photo from the Dancing Rabbit
Ecovillage.  Click for photo credit.
Some of the members of the Dancing Rabbit community gave a talk here at Hofstra today.  The farm is really an ecovillage with 75 residents in northeastern Missouri.  The village is totally off the grid (sort of, they sell energy back to the grid) and uses 1/10th of the energy, water, etc. of most average Americans.  They collect water off of roofs, have composting toilets, and grow much of their own food.

For all 75 residents, they have 3 cars.  They have a bar and a bed and breakfast. 

The founders of the community located to the area because there are no building or zoning codes.  They could build green and dense without worrying about existing rules.  They are in the process of building a very large community center.

There are a nummber of successful examples of intentional communities and Dancing Rabbit is certainly one of the most impressive ones I've learned about lately. 

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