Last updated: August 31, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: January 20, 2008


(Beijing, China)

Mission Statement:

Ecoletu, an ecofuture!

Community Description:

EcoLetu (in Chinese Pinyin: sheng tai le tu). The phrase “Le tu” is from a classical Chinese poem from about 1000 B.C., meaning nature land with happiness and freedom. There is a very rich ecological and poetic tradition in China. The first EcoLetu will be located near a lake in a suburb of Beijing, China.

Ecoletu is organised by NewEco Club and technically supported by NewEco Labs.

NewEco Labs designs hybrid PV, wind turbine, and biodiesel power systems, specially optimized and localized for ecovillages with populations of about 200 and above.

NewEco Labs creates high-speed wireless internet connection with mobile IP phone support for ecovillagers. You can enjoy your home, office, or wild IM anytime for free or at a sustainable low price.

Welcome to our pioneering EcoLetu and join our NewEco Club if you are eco-friendly, eco-creative, and eco-international!



  • Area: 11 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community


  • Adult Members: 14
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 50
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact us online!
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)


  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution:

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Community Affiliations

3Circles Community

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge