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.
Size of project site
People on site
400 - 500
May to September
October to April
- shared rooms
- private room
- restaurant on site
- fast: streaming video
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