Floyd EcoVillage

Last updated: September 3, 2013 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: May 30, 2012

Floyd EcoVillage

(Floyd, Virginia, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2012
  • Start Living Together: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Floyd EcoVillage
  • Phone: 540-745-4434
  • Address:
    188 Eco Village Trail SE
    PO Box 235
    Floyd, Virginia, 24091
    United States

Mission Statement:

Intergenerational Sustainable

Community Description:

A new intentional community focused on bringing together people who want to live and work in an environment that encourages sustainability, personal growth and lifelong learning is coming to the New River Valley. The Floyd EcoVillage is currently under development and scheduled to open in phases over the coming months.

The 75 acre property features designated spaces for residential living units, some of which are planned as duplexes, some single family homes. Every building will be built to a high energy conservation standard using as many locally harvested building materials as possible and with a net-zero energy use plan. Some will be built by the homeowner, others by the community to be offered as rental or leased housing.

Construction on the Community Center is finally complete, which will be both a central gathering space for the community and a means of generating income for interested residents. The Community Center includes a large Celebration Hall suited for events ranging from theater, dance, and musical performances, to workshops, conferences and weddings. A commercially certified kitchen, fully equipped for the use of caterers, small value-added food production and, eventually, a small restaurant and a dining room, the Conversation Cafe, will serve as another meeting space, break room and general dining area.

Already in place and available for renting is the small group-oriented campground which hosts 10 tent pads circling a shared fire pit, picnic area and a bathhouse with restrooms, showers, a dish sink and potable water. In the final stages is a Bermed Lodge for overnight to long-term rentals. The lodge will include two 2-bedroom apartment and five 1-room apartment units with a central kitchenette, laundry and community gathering space. Primarily built to house on-site staff and individuals waiting for their permanent residence to be built, the lodge will also host friends of the EcoVillage and will be completed in Fall 2013.

Also in operation, as of September 2013, is an alternative high school, Blue Mountain High School, hosted downstairs at the Community Center. Here students’ mental, physical and emotional development will be supported and encouraged through traditional academic studies as well as non-traditional mindfulness education. The school will utilize the Community Center, organic gardens and other resources at the Floyd EcoVillage to facilitate project-oriented applied learning.



  • Area: 73 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: Currently 2, space for 30 units.


  • Adult Members: 8
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact us at [email protected] or call 540-745-4434 for information.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: A private high school is in development.


  • Decision Making: Voting (majority or super-majority rule)
  • Additional Comments: Currently the community is all family, so we have not decided entirely yet.


  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution:
  • Additional Comments: However, the community would like to build a way for members to work on the land and in the Community Center and earn a decent living.

    IF they want to.

    Have not decided yet.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • 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.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Have recently put in orchards and are expanding the organic gardens.
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Additional Comments

The small town of Floyd is about 3 miles away.

The idea has been formulating since 2009, but we broke ground on the Community Center in 2012.

Only 2 living units have been completed so far.

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Community Affiliations

Anahata Bio-Community, Abundant Dawn Community


Virginia, green, organic, nature, self-development,

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.