Last updated: March 15, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: October 9, 2004
Gaia Grove Ecovillage
(near Gainesville, Florida, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2003
- Start Living Together: 2005
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://gaiagrove.webs.com
- Contact Name: Joanna Montana
- Phone: 352-519-4909
near Gainesville, Florida, 32622
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please email or call first.
Open to new Members: Yes
At the Ecovillage, we have six building lots for sale, or you could lease land short- or long-term.
Our vision is to build ecological homes and gardens using permaculture principles, with all but the common house being off-grid using solar energy, compost toilets, cisterns and rain water, and greywater recycling. We hope to have organic gardens in front of the common house, and a natural swimming pool that uses plants instead of chlorine for cleaning. We would also like an aquaculture pond, a green house, and a barn for our 13 chickens and our future horses and goats.
Eighty-four acres will be held as a private land trust, with no permanent buildings or infrastructure. There are walking and bike paths and currently more than 20 campsites, some with platforms and screening.