Last updated: February 9, 2013 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: August 14, 2010


(Vathi/Ithaca, Greece)

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.



  • Area: 9.1 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 9
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: every member has its own plot of 4125 m²

    under construction


    Four new owners found in 2010


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact us by Because ecotopia is forming we live in sarakiniko nearby. There we have all possibilitys of accomodation.
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: every owner has one vote


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Additional Comments: You join by buying 4125 m² = 11 % of the whole land

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Additional Comments

Vathi is 5 km by asphalt road

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


community, landowners, real estate

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.