Earth Sky Lab
|Johnny: victor Why would you think that eco village are not doing ok economically? What is your system of evaluation for making this statement? just curious to know what are your sources.
Daan: Totally agree! @Victor, the Golden City in Indonesia is the only place I've seen that operates a solid investment and business model - attracting successful entrepreneurs and nomads to live and work together
Jeremy @Johnny according to this article, over 90% of intentional communities fail due to a lack of capturing economic value that leads to resilience: https://aeon.co/essays/like-start-ups-most-intentional-communities-fail-why
Von JOHNNY Azpilicueta an alle: 05:31 PM
@Jeremy thank you. Yes economic viability is always a challenge. Still most ecovillages have a mix economy in which individual economy co exist with a common source of income that the community runs together. And it is very diverse. Will be very happy to talk more about this issue.
Von Daan Gorter an alle: 05:31 PM
true story victor
Von Jeremy Agnew an alle: 05:32 PM
I agree, they do have a mix. I think the point is that some have a successful mix, and many still don’t.
Von Lesley Southwick-Trask an alle: 05:33 PM
The land has the wisdom of what it is asking for in terms of habitation. That is what happened with me when I was called by a farm in Northern Portugal.
Von Jeremy Agnew an alle: 05:34 PM
Yes, always has to be site specific, based on the land’s resources (and its wisdom!), and also from the people who live there (the mix)
Von Victor Vorski (Ericeira, Portugal) an alle: 05:38 PM
The Hollywood Model is applicable to village building.