Last updated: August 6, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: April 23, 2009
(Dale (an hour outside of Austin, 15 minutes to Lockhart and Bastrop), Texas, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2008
- Start Living Together: 2008
- Visitors accepted: No
- Open to new Members: No
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Contact Name: Physical Location
Dale (an hour outside of Austin, 15 minutes to Lockhart and Bastrop), Texas, 78616
Do No Harm, Live with the Land
Basically, we wish to live WITH the land…not ON it by keeping it as natural as possible.
We wish to live with a close-knit group of people who are joined by the spirituality of Oneness…
We are ONE with the land and with each other. We will squabble, we will complain on occasion, but in the end, we are family and take care of each other.
We wish to reduce our consumption of energy by relying on nature and technology to develop, pioneer, and adopt technologies that reduce energy consumption and reduce repetitive labor.
In the long term, we’d like to create a
place that has sustainable modern conveniences. Eventually we envision a 100%-renewable electricity grid.
January 2013 UPDATE: There is a lot of NEW work currently underway on the land!
Lot of amazing structures coming online with the MAJORITY of the structures build from reclaimed, recycle and free. Pallets and Pallet Pallets shed are everywhere. We make decks out of them barns, houses, goat shed, fenced, chicken pens, and so much more. It’s shocking to see the Geodesic domes going up from reclaimed pallet.
We are entering our 5th year and our farm, livestock, housing and land is starting to look like ( and function like ) a real ecovillage.
We recently bought another 4000 watts of PhotoVoltaic panels and are working on a new barn. The Rabbitry is supposed to break ground in March and we hope to have some of our amazing Flemish giants for sale by fall.
Our Goat herd as tripled, and we are lucking to share pasture with a brother down the road.
Our gardens are maturing, and we are starting to grow enough food we can the visit farmers markets and share with our neighbors.
Our highlight for 2011 was getting our new pond dug, complete fencing of the property as well as new houses.
We hope to add several wells in the year 2013 along with a new barn and more rainwater storage.
BTR Ecovillage is not open to the public at this time, but we envision a time in the coming year, we might invite visitors to see what we have created as a community.
In addition, we are considering buying 10 more acres nearby and starting ANOTHER village… so if you are interested, send us an email and wi