Community developments are often more cost-effective than individual developments and allow for shared use of space and resources.
This is economically, socially and medically beneficial. Co-housing and eco-villages are similar in that they both address issues of affordability, ecological impact and community building.
So what is the difference?
There is a great article that defines co-housing here.
You can read more about eco-villages here.
And here is a checklist to get you started.
There are many community developments around the world.
In the UK, Ecomotive is a social enterprise supporting groups to set up their own community-led housing projects.
Opposite is a short (20 min) film that they recently made about Resilience through community in North America.
Below: Brookside Featherston Village, East Perspective
- Ecovillage Development Checklist https://www.smallhome.nz/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Ecovillage-Development-Checklist.pdf
- Robin Allison https://robinallison.co.nz/book/
- Successful project Earthsong www.earthsong.org.nz
- Greer O’Donnell – https://www.theurbanadvisory.com/
- Zola Rose https://www.commonground.net.nz/resource
- High Street Cohousing http://highstreetcohousing.nz/
- Global Ecovillage Network https://ecovillage.org/
- Cohousing New Zealand https://cohousing.org.nz/
- The Housing Innovation Society https://thehousinginnovationsociety.com/
- Foundation for Intentional Community www.ic.org
- Eco Village, Farm-share,co-housing, Intentional Community New Zealand
- Cohousing NZ
- Small Home NZ
- Brookside Featherston Villages