About.

The Findhorn Ecovillage is a tangible demonstration of the links between the spiritual, social, ecological and economic aspects of life and is a synthesis of some of the very best of current thinking on human habitats. It is a constantly evolving model used as a teaching resource by a number of university and school groups as well as by professional organisations and municipalities worldwide.

We believe the ecovillage model is an inspiring and viable solution to the eradication of poverty and degradation of the environment. It combines a supportive social-cultural environment with a low-impact lifestyle. Our education programmes work to give people the tools for creating sustainable design and applying permaculture principles.



The Findhorn Ecovillage

is at the heart of the largest single intentional community in the UK

is a pioneering ecovillage that evolved at The Park from 1985

is a major centre for holistic learning serving thousands of visitors each year from around the world

has an ecological footprint that is around half the national (UK) average

features more than 100 ecologically-benign buildings

supplies energy from four wind turbines

boasts a biological Living Machine waste water treatment system

installed a 250kW biomass boiler in 2010 to serve the central Park area, reducing carbon emissions by around 80 tons a year

includes numerous solar water heating systems

is part of a comprehensive recycling system

is the publisher of the UK’s first technical guide to ecological housing

has a share-issuing community co-operative and a local currency

is served by a car-sharing club that includes zero-emissions electric vehicles


We are a founder member of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), a non-profit organisation that links together a highly diverse worldwide movement of autonomous ecovillages and the headquarters of Gaia Education, provider of sustainability education in 42 countries promoting thriving communities within planetary boundaries.

Key Stats.

Year founded

1985

Size of project site

50 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English

People on site

400 - 500

Dry season

May to September

Wet season

October to April

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • restaurant on site

Internet

  • fast: streaming video

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