kodorf Sieben Linden

kodorf Sieben Linden

kodorf Sieben Linden

Description
Ecovillage Sieben Linden is a newly built residential-organized community of today 140 residents. It runs an education centre and has become famous for its sustainable way of living and ecological straw bale house building technology. It was founded in the late nineteen-eighties as a group of people intending to live more ecological and communal. After the German wall came down they could bought a farm, the so called project centre of ‘Chüden’ in 1993 to experiment in daily living together. In 1997 the site of ‘Sieben Linden’ in East Germany was bought. The land is owned by a cooperative and the ecovillage members are shareholders in a second cooperative which supports the members to build eco-houses in groups of about 10 to 20 people. The community planned a completely new ecovillage: No paved roads, no street lights, car-free, eco-houses built with regional materials in the self-developed straw-bale-clay house building style. With so far 140 inhabitants, the greater goal is low impact living in all aspects of life. So far, they have cut it down to one third of the average ecological footprint in Germany. They share their experiences and knowledge with the public through a diverse range of educational offerings.

Field of Innovation

  • Retail
  • Living
  • Mobility
  • Work and Industry
  • Health and Nutrition

Services

  • Showroom  
  • Stakeholder Networking  
  • Co-Design  
  •   
  • Sustainability assessment  

Homepage: www.siebenlinden.de

Contact Name: Iris Kunze

Sieben Linden 1
D-38489 Beetzendorf

Reference project

Ecovillage Sieben Linden

Description
Ecovillage Sieben Linden is a newly built residential-organized community of today 140 residents. It runs an education centre and has become famous for its sustainable way of living and ecological straw bale house building technology. It was founded in the late nineteen-eighties as a group of people intending to live more ecological and communal. After the German wall came down they could bought a farm, the so called project centre of ‘Chüden’ in 1993 to experiment in daily living together. In 1997 the site of ‘Sieben Linden’ in East Germany was bought. The land is owned by a cooperative and the ecovillage members are shareholders in a second cooperative which supports the members to build eco-houses in groups of about 10 to 20 people. The community planned a completely new ecovillage: No paved roads, no street lights, car-free, eco-houses built with regional materials in the self-developed straw-bale-clay house building style. With so far 140 inhabitants, the greater goal is low impact living in all aspects of life. So far, they have cut it down to one third of the average ecological footprint in Germany. They share their experiences and knowledge with the public through a diverse range of educational offerings.

Site: https://siebenlinden.org

Ref Period: Seit 1997, Vorläufer ab 1993, auf Dauer angelegt