Last updated: August 15, 2014 (4 months ago)
Listing created on: May 13, 2009

Three Groves Ecovillage

(West Grove, Pennsylvania, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
  • Website address: http://www.threegrovesecovillage.com
  • Contact Name: Three Groves Ecovillage
  • Phone: 610-476-4365
  • Address:
    Prospect and State
    West Grove, Pennsylvania, 19390
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please contact us via email or check our calendar on our website for the next scheduled land walk or public event.

  • Membership Process

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

Mission Statement:

sustainable environment

Community Description:

Three Groves Ecovillage is an organization of local people seeking to build and reside in an environmentally and socially sustainable neighborhood.

We have land in London Grove Township, on the south edge of West Grove PA, and intend to build a LEED-certified Platinum ecovillage neighborhood in partnership with nationally-recognized green building developers & architects.

What is Three Groves Ecovillage offering?

* A fantastic location on 7.5 acres across the street from the planned London Grove Community Park. Downtown West Grove and the SCCOOT bus stop are within walking distance.
* 37 individually-owned, complete units with 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms at prices competitive in the local market.
* Ultra energy efficient, environmentally-sensitive buildings and site design that preserves the land’s natural beauty.
* Durable and quality construction using recycled and/or low/no-VOC materials.
* Net-zero energy. On-site solar electric and geothermal systems will provide all electric, heating and cooling needs, resulting in no utility bills for energy over the course of the year.
* An inter-generational, friendly atmosphere that is safe for children and conducive to visiting with neighbors.
* A large Common House, for optional shared meals and other activities.
* A pedestrian village that is clustered around walkways and the common house, with cars parked on the periphery of the site for safety and to maintain open spaces for nature and recreation.
* Lower water bills due to water efficient appliances and other water technologies.

Population

  • Adult Members: 90
  • Visitors accepted: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Representative Democracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Not yet, we aspire to do so.
  • Location: Small Town
  • Area: 7.5 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Planned number of residences: 37
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, up to 90%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar
  • Additional Comments: approximate.

    not yet built

    37

    Working on entitlements and building membership

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: home ownership or rental from an owner is expected.

    Downpayment on house.

    Dues now, eventual homeowners’ association fee.

Diet

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Keywords

Healthy Community

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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.
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