An Eco village is a sustainable community formed by people who share a farm land or an urban space. People who make the choice for eco community living are looking for an ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding life. They usually plant their own food, do beekeeping, woodworking, bioconstruction and many other permaculture techniques to get as close to self-sufficiency as possible :) Work away in ecovillages and learn about a more ecological way of life.
What’s it like to live in a sustainable community?
Life in an eco friendly village is great for contact with nature, yourself and people that share land and discoveries with you. When you work away in eco villages, you help with farm work, learn about plants, animals and nature conservation. Cooking homemade recipes with fresh garden vegetables could part of the experience too. Many ecovillages live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, so it’s a great opportunity to learn about cooking ;) Other ecovillages focus on yoga classes, permaculture workshops, green tech, sustainable buildings and a range of different activities.
Each ecovillage is different and unique. A great place to start learning about eco villages is Australia, the birthplace of Bill Mollison, the father of Permaculture. Wanna learn about tropical forests? Volunteer in an ecovillage in Costa Rica, Colombia or Argentina! France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom are great places to find opportunities to work away in ecovillages in Europe. In the USA you’ll find amazing urban ecovillages in San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland and NY state.
How to volunteer in an eco village with Worldpackers?
Some eco villages have cohousing communities, but you can also find private houses, camping sites and hostels in eco friendly villages around the world. At Worldpackers you can check our host list to find the perfect place to volunteer in an eco friendly village. Ask our experts for tips, or read out best stories from worldpackers who have lived the experience. Once you become a member of the Worldpackers community you can count on our support in case anything happens.