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Eco Chateau

Last updated: March 11, 2010 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: July 11, 2009

Eco Chateau

(Argentat, Correze, France)

Mission Statement:

Co-housing & self-sufficiency

Community Description:

We are a new co-housing and eco holiday project based in a 17th century chateau in France. We are inviting people to buy a share to create a self-sufficient community – self-sufficient in energy, food and water, ideas, education and development AND we aim to teach these skills and ideas to as many people as possible. We plan to self-build strawbale eco-homes on our 13 hectare property with beautiful communal areas and facilities within the chateau and barns. We are also creating a small independent alternative energy & technology centre, a media centre, an arts centre, a community school and a healing centre. You can come for an introductory session to find out more. Join us!

About

Housing

  • Area: 32.1 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: we are planning to build 15 eco homes in addition to the chateau

    it is not completed yet

    we have the chateau & barns and plan to build another 15

    we have the chateau with plans to build individual homes in the grounds

    not sure exactly which model you mean?

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: email to arrange
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: optional

    optional

    optional

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution:
  • Additional Comments: There is a cost to buy into the shareholding – please enquire

    rental for accommodation

Sustainability Practices

Lifestyle

  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Additional Diet Comments: no fixed arrangement

    25%

    open

    open

    open

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Additional Comments

Just one family so far.

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Keywords

co-housing housing, community housing, strawbale housing, green housing, eco volunteers, eco holiday

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.