Edinstvo ecovillage

Last updated: March 10, 2014 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: December 26, 2006

Edinstvo ecovillage

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

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2001
  • Start Living Together: 2004
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Alexander Roumega
  • Phone: +79034343784
  • Address:
    PO Box 5132
    Edinstvo gardens, Kagalnitskiy rayon, Rostov Region, 344015

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.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)


  • Area: 370.7 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • 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.


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: 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.
  • 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.


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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 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.

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 seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments: in summer
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property, Public Schooling

Additional Comments

Our community was formed as NGEO ‘Yav’ in Rostov-on-Don

The first of us had got lands at Edinstvo place

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

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

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.