Last updated: March 10, 2014 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: December 26, 2006

Edinstvo ecovillage

(Edinstvo gardens, Kagalnitskiy rayon, Rostov Region, Russia)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2001  Established: 2004
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://yav.org.ru/eng/edinstvo.htm
  • Contact Name: Alexander Roumega
  • Phone: +79034343784
  • Address:
    PO Box 5132
    Edinstvo gardens, Kagalnitskiy rayon, Rostov Region, 344015
    Russia
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Visitors will have to contact us and meet with our people in Rostov-on-Don before they visit Ecovillage. All good people are welcome, but please don’t come to Ecovillage without our invitation.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

ecovillage, family estate

Community Description:

Ecovillage was organized by the Non-governmental Environmental Organization “Yav” (Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation).

It was founded in March 2004. Now 4 to 10 people live there day-to-day in winter and summer, and about 40 sometimes come from Rostov-on-Don and plan to settle in the future.

Ecovillage is located in the Kagalnitskiy district of Rostov Region, 32 kilometers beyond Rostov-on-Don. Every family will have 0.4 – 1.2 hectares of land for making their family home. Most of the settlers are from Rostov-on-Don and Rostov Region of Russia.

There is very good humus soil, good transportation, and very nice country in the area.

Population

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Different types of education are possible in the future. Every family has right for home schooling established by Russian law.

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property, Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 370.7 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: actual and reserved

    Gardener’s communnity owns common land (roads etc).

    and 3 – 5 under construction. It’s about houses where possible live all year. Plus several tens summer houses.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: It depends on situation

    We want our members to take part in Common House construction and other community labor.

    from $10

    from $25 per year + some irregular contribution for community needs.

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 seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional comments: in summer

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

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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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