|Re: ecovillage vs cohousing distinctions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Magill (pastorlizverizon.net)|
|Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:02:29 -0800 (PST)|
I'm not sure we've heard that rule. I'm pretty confident there isn't a single definition.
Sawyerhill Ecovillage is made up of Mosaic Commons and Camelot Cohousing, two separate cohousing communities.
Mosaic has superinsulation, triple paned windows, small houses designed to handle single point heat (the plan was pellets, and the houses can be adapted for pellets) built in piping for adding solar hot water, low-voc construction. We have leed-level construction. We have an organic garden and pesticide free landscaping and a committment to use the most environmentally friendly supplies in the common house and at common activities that we can.
We are calling that an ecovillage.I've heard someone say that it is not an ecovillage if you have cars. Well we aren't following that definition! But I think we've done a great job of prioritizing the "eco" in our "coho" community.
-Liz www.mosaic-commons.org 508-450-0431. We'd love to have you as a neighbor! 1, 2, 4 BR homes still available. On Feb 9, 2010, at 12:47 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:
On Feb 9, 2010, at 12:38 AM, Elizabeth Magill wrote:This may be true overall but is definitely NOT true for us. Ourdefinition of eco is in the design of the homes (and garden, I think).No rules about how you live in that design.Is Mosaic Commons an EcoVillage? Most if not all cohousing buildings are green but ecovillages go further to things like composting toilets, gardens that provide a substantial part of the food. etc. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
Re: ecovillage vs cohousing distinctions Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, February 8 2010
- Re: ecovillage vs cohousing distinctions Sharon Villines, February 8 2010
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