Eco-Hamlet - A Small Sustainable Settlement
ECO-HAMLETS UK was started with the aim of helping to create small sustainable neighbourhoods all over Britain. Rather than creating large, complex and expensive projects, the idea is to create small settlements that may be developed quickly, and more easily than larger projects, and that can fit into small niches in imaginative ways. Inspiration comes from Permaculture, Co-housing and Transition.
Due to planning laws, in most of Britain we need to work with expensive sites and existing housing, and find creative way to make homes more affordable than normal, both to buy or rent, and that put people before profit. In Wales, there is also potential for low-impact housing, using the recent policies of the Welsh Government.
The WEST WALES ECO-HAMLET is our first project. Still in it’s early stages, there is potential for renovating an existing pair of stone semi-detached houses, new build “conventional” eco-houses, and low-impact housing, on a site with a field and woodland.
We are looking for:
- Help to develop the Eco-Hamlets UK organisation
- People interested in exploring the potential of the West Wales Eco-Hamlet site
- People, and existing groups, to join us to and work together to make it easier to create small settlements everywhere
E-mail or visit the web site for more information.
This group is not yet living together on site so some information may be aspirational rather than actual