Last updated: January 20, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: June 6, 2011
Green Acres Neighborhood Ecovillage
(Bloomington, Indiana, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2011
- Start Living Together: 2011
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.ganecovillage.org/
- Contact Name: Ann Kreilkamp
- Phone: 812-606-9563
134 N. Overhill Drive
Bloomington, Indiana, 47408
Visitors accepted: Yes
Email to schedule visit, or join the mailing list (see our website) and come to an event.
Open to new Members: Yes
Green Acres Neighborhood Ecovillage (GANE) is an intentional cohousing community formed within the boundaries of an established suburban neighborhood. We are using the “retrofit cohousing” model, inspired by N Street Cohousing in Davis, CA. While most cohousing communities are built from the ground up, like N Street, we chose the practical, cost-effective alternative of taking advantage of already-existing resources and built structures.
At this point in our evolution, our ecovillage consists of a cluster of three homes and their inhabitants (both renters and owners) next door and across the street from each other, within the established 400-plus home Green Acres Neighborhood in Bloomington, Indiana. Our ecovillage is one growing edge of the official Green Acres Neighborhood Plan for sustainability that was created by the Green Acres Neighborhood Association and filed with the city of Bloomington in 2007.
Green Acres neighborhood is conveniently located within walking/biking distance of Indiana University (which borders it on the west), of downtown Bloomington (west of campus), and of one of Bloomington’s major shopping hubs (to the south and east). Buses to all parts of Bloomington and Indiana University conveniently run on major streets that mark the outside boundaries of the neighborhood. Green Acres is also a short drive from three state parks and numerous lakes of various sizes, all with walking trails.
With its prime location, excellent schools, and an exceptional record of neighborhood safety, Green Acres is a prime location for singles, families, retired folks and IU students, all of whom we welcome in our community!