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Sustainable Intentional Village

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Presented first at the FUTURE PERFECT festival in Sweden, this slide deck give insight into the history and current status of the village being established in Sweden called Änggärdet (Eng Yairdet),

Presented first at the FUTURE PERFECT festival in Sweden, this slide deck give insight into the history and current status of the village being established in Sweden called Änggärdet (Eng Yairdet),

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  • 1.
  • 2. Peak Oil
    Climate SystemDisruption
    Economic System
    Dysfunction
  • 3. Peak Oil
    Climate SystemDisruption
    THE RESILIENT VILLAGE...
    • Provides nutritious food and wonderful shelter affordably
    • 4. Is insensitive to fossil fuel price hikes
    • 5. Has a strong community that can respond to climate change
    • 6. Gives you a place to be with a clear social conscience
    • 7. Enables you to be the change you want to see
    • 8. Provides something you can pass on to your children
    Economic System
    Dysfunction
  • 9. Folke Günther
    Systems Ecologist
    Since 1970’s:
    Researched back to 1600’s
    Livedself-sufficient
    Triedeverythingpractically
    Encouragedotherstirelessly
    http://holon.se
  • 10.
  • 11.
  • 12. 100 friends (with theirchildren) and
    A farmer
    Some land access - onehectar per family
    Somewoods and other land
  • 13. REALITY NUMBER ONE:
    You are starting a business together that is worth
    anything from EURO 2- 6 million
  • 14. OPPORTUNITY NUMBER ONE:
    Your investment willgive you what you need – a great place to live and organicfood – whatever the economic situation
  • 15. REALITY NUMBER TWO:
    It is like enteringinto a new relationship, with all the associated fun and trials and tribulations…..
  • 16. OPPORTUNITY NUMBER TWO:
    You get a lot of new friends and be in a group of people who will support eachother
  • 17. REALITY NUMBER THREE:
    You are embarking on a personal developmentcourse
  • 18. OPPORTUNITY NUMBER THREE:
    You are embarking on a personal developmentcourse
  • 19. Business Plan
    Stage one: legal organisation - youth hostel
    Stage two: weekend/holiday home
    Stage three: CSA scheme
    Stage four: permanent home
    Stage five: home and work-life platform
  • 20. Co-operatives
    Your investment gives valuewhile it is with the organisation
    Have a readymadedemocratic legal structure
    Tried, tested and accepted
  • 21. Limitedcompanies
    Your investment gives valuewhen you sell it
    Meansmany people can be involved with a small amount of money
    Shouldgive the equivalent or more of what you can get in the bank
    Could provide otherbenefits like rebates on goodsbought.
  • 22.
  • 23. 61% of the fuel is used after foodleaves the fields
  • 24.
  • 25. Write the prospectus and gainclarity
  • 26. Checklist for land
  • 27.
  • 28. SO FAR
  • 29. Wehavehostedsomeamazingcourses
  • 30. Wehaveenjoyedmakingfood for eachother and dining together
  • 31. Wehaveenjoyedsome great moments with simple pleasures
  • 32. Experienced the mental and physicalrewards of using your body
  • 33. Justgone and got food from outside the door
  • 34. Workedout simple solutions like using an earth drill and….
  • 35. Putting your green compostdirectly in it.
  • 36. Planned, financed and startedtwo new homes.
  • 37. Foundourselvestalking…. A lot.
  • 38. There’splentyleft to do…
    Get planning permission for the otherhouses
    Do the group dynamics, team building, ”cleaningbackwards” stuff
    Work outhow to find that farmer and deliver food for 15 families
    Continue to developnutrient recycling and water handling
    Get a firm grip on financial and project plans
  • 39. Opportunitiesopen up
    Investing in Open World Villages in savings plans
    Turning neighbourhoodsintoeco-units/open world villages
    Using land you own to make the change

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