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Last updated: February 9, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: August 15, 2010

Ecotopia/Ithaca

(Vathi/Ithaca, Greece)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010  Established: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.ecotopia.jimdo.com
  • Address:

    Vathi/Ithaca, 28300
    Greece

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact us by www.ecotopia.jimdo.com Because ecotopia is forming we live in sarakiniko nearby. There we have all possibilitys of accomodation.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

sustainabili ecological autarc

Community Description:

Ecotopia on the ionian island of ithaca greece is a co-housing project. On 37500 sqm land there will be nine owners. Each owner has 4125 sqm. The owners will follow general rules about energy- water- environment- and sustainabilitymanagement.

Energy = photovoltaic, water = rain, environment = keep the landscape as it is, sustainability = solid finances and good neighbouhood.

The buildingmaterials will be mainly stone and wood.

One share of 4125 sqm is available for 60000 Euros. This price is all inclusive. (Taxes etc.)

The land is bought, the first steps are done (road/paths, watertanks etc. Three shares are still available.

The next meeting of the owners will be from 22. till 29. April 2011 on Ithaca.

Population

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: By a Community Leader
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: every owner has one vote

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 9.1 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 9
  • Additional Comments: every member has its own plot of 4125 m²

    under construction

    nine

    Four new owners found in 2010

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: You join by buying 4125 m² = 11 % of the whole land

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Fair Housing Laws

Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

community, landowners, real estate

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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.
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