Last updated: June 9, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: January 24, 2005

Concord Ecovillage

(Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, PA, United States)

Mission Statement:

cohousing, ecovillage

Community Description:

Concord Ecovillage envisions 30-40 very environmentally friendly homes, clustered around a central walkway, with a lively, well-used common house. We will have a community organic garden, native plantings, play space for the children, and many other amenities. We are actively seeking individuals and families with or without children and value diversity. We will be located within walking distance of a small town in southern Chester County PA or New Castle County, DE. We are both a cohousing community and an ecovillage.

We place an emphasis on excellent facilitation of meetings, building social ties before we build homes, and honest group dynamics.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We use a modified form of consensus.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Equity membership requires periodic payments which will ultimately serve as the down payment on the purchase of a home.

    nominal dues after three meetings


Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Seeking Site
  • Shared common building: No

Community Network or Organization Affiliations


Community Affiliations

Three Groves Ecovillage, Altair Ecovillage

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.