Last updated: October 9, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: June 3, 2008


(Moscow region, Russia, Russian Federation)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Aleksandr Metelkin
  • Phone: 8-905-748-79-49
  • Address:
    Profsoiuznaia 98 – 8 – 41
    Moscow region, Russia, 117485
    Russian Federation

Mission Statement:

ecovil for environ education

Community Description:

Several families intend to create a new natural reserve on the territory of 500 hectares, south of Moscow, Russia, and to turn the existing village into an eco-community in order to lead and spread the idea of a more eco-conscious life in the area. We also plan to develop ecological education though carrying out some research (monitoring the rare birds and plants species, introduction of disappearing plants, etc.), and building a base for field practice for students and schoolchildren, and holding summer camps.



  • Area: 100 acres
  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
  • Additional Comments: we are now making paper work for taking land to build houses

    we have no ready houses yet


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: We hold summer camps (living in tents) or can invite people to stay in our houses. We intend to build a guesthouse.
  • Additional Comments: we re mainly Orthodox Christians but welcome any religious views


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Alexandr Metelkin who launched the idea of a reserve and an ecovillage


  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution:
  • Additional Comments: We still have different finance source but want to create a common source

    we have not thought it over yet

    no idea as yet

    no idea as yet

    no idea as yet

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • 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 occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: when we come from town we have common meals

    none as yet

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

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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.