Proof of concept – DONE. We’ve established a mini eco-village, that consists of a 5 residential cabins, a main venue with shared facilities (practice room, lounge, kitchen, toilets and volunteer accommodation), parking spaces and an outdoor venue for retreats/workshops.
We tested and adjusted our processes, until we found those that bring us the most harmony (e.g. weekly sharing circle, planning meeting and community potluck, plus a monthly tactical/strategy meeting). We also continuously review our rules to best suit our needs as individuals and also as a collective.
We also invested in sustainability, ensuring we have a good compost system, 2 organic veggie gardens, chickens & other animals, an adequate septic tank, internet and a suitable water system (collecting fresh water from the rain and the stream).
Gathering 10 (up to 13, which would be the total amount of houses we are planning for the eco-village) people/families ready to invest in owning their own home in Alkimia (either moving their tiny home in, or building one here).
Creating and submitting the eco-village project to the Council.
Building the eco-village. And as soon as the infrastructure and shared facilities are ready (which we hope will take just a few months, as the shared facilities consist mainly of a road, parking lot and 2 venues), people can move in.