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Last updated: June 9, 2014 (2 months ago)
Listing created on: June 8, 2012

Horo Eco Project

(Koroni, Messinias, Peloponnese, Greece)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2012  Established: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
  • Website address: http://horo.gr
  • Address:
    P.O. Box 6054
    Koroni, Messinias, Peloponnese, 24004
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact us via email

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members:Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
    Still under consideration

Mission Statement:

Community ecological living

Community Description:

Horo (Χωρώ – to give space) is a new eco-project and community beginning in response to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing us at this time. Situated in the very epicentre of the collapse of the European growth economy, Greece, we have the temporary use of a house and a small organic olive grove in the South West Peloponnese.

Our vision is to become a safe, inclusive and creative space where others can come to share their skills, experience and wisdom and to experiment with ways of responding to the changes happening in the country. Through existing as a venue which will host skill-sharing events and a as demonstration of renewable energy capture and storage, organic food production, eco-building and soil restoration we hope to inspire the local people to work towards a more sustainable future.


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Children will be part time residents at the project

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: This is our preferred method of decision making but we have not yet started living as a community and this will be open to negotiation

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 1 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: organic olive grove

    plus 5 yurts for visitors

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: under consideration

    Around 25 hours per week

    under consideration

    contributions to household expenses


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional comments: We haven’t started our garden yet but hope to eventually provide the majority of our own fruits and vegetables


    There will be a designated smoking area

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

Spiti ton Kentavron | Pelion Holistic Education Centre, Kalikalos, Findhorn Foundation and Community

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.


Greece, Eco project, community, olive grove, permaculture, gaia education, Peloponnese, skill-sharin

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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.