The Ecovillage of Sieben Linden
The ecovillage "Sieben Linden," established in 1997, practices an ecologically sustainable lifestyle embedded within mainstream Western society. Today, the settlement covers eighty hectares and has 120 residents, who see their project as an example and experiment in the development of an alternative, sustainable way of life.
Aside from sociological and ecological aspects such as a degree of self-sufficiency and sustainable building practices, the concept of an (intentional) “community” lies at the center of this project. A number of democratic decision-making forms exist in the village, consensus being the community’s ideal: their motto is “unity in diversity.” Sieben Linden is an active member of the Global Ecovillage Network.
Copyright (c) 2012 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Marcus Andreas
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