Ecovillage Limburg

Own but not alone

PIT Nation is working to create an Ecovillage for Limburg in the Netherlands . Limburg is in need for sustainability and innovative projects. PIT Nation is engaged with environmental measures at a neighbourhood level, initiates participatory processes and promotes economic and ecological growth. The aim is to regenerate the social and natural environment. With GEN (Global ecovillage network) we work on the realization and maintenance of community building and ecovillages at an international level.

Who? We!

What is an eco-village or sustainable village?

A Sustainable village or eco-village is a community initiative. It is consciously designed through collaborative participatory processes in all four dimensions of sustainability: social, environmental, economic and cultural. 

Pilot Eco Village Limburg

The aim of a sustainable village or eco-village is to regenerate the social and natural environment

The pilot 'Eco-village' in Limburg stands for connecting with the neighbourhood, self-sufficient living through permaculture and an intergenerational and multicultural solidarity. This village will set an example to ensure support in the transition to sustainable and connected living. Decisions are taken jointly, with everyone being acknowledged and heard. In addition, we support the connection in the neighbourhood, for example by coaching resident groups. You can shape an eco-village on the basis of the following three pillars.

Group formation

Assemble a starting group. Getting to know each other and together agree on the general decision-making mechanisms. Maintaining social cohesion through meetings, networking gatherings, social events and resource meetings to determine a course. In this phase you also choose from which legal form you want to work; cooperative, foundation, association, etc.

Vision development

With the use of PIT Nation, vision development is a lot easier. Agreements are reached faster and better on goals, location, lease or purchase, size of the project, degree of commonality, decision procedures, financial expectations and other focus points.

Spatial design

Defining the region, making wishes explicit and looking for a concrete site (a building/terrain that meets the wishes). Buying, renting or long lease options and checking the regulations.