Welcome to Earthworks

Earthworks Eco Village Design Services

Earthworks Eco Villages is a professional incubation and design service providing project planning, design and development for intentional communities through a development system that integrates the social, ecological and economic needs of the community. We have designed wide variety of intentional communities over the last 30 years and act as consultants on a wide spectrum of community development projects.

A Time For Change

In a world where unconscious decision making has led us to indecent exposure to toxins in our air, our water, our food and even what touches our skin, we have seen all the seeds of modern disease growing within our society. We are witnessing environmental changes that have put entire ecosystems on the verge of collapse. It is easy to become disillusioned with the paths our culture has traveled on. But it is also easy to see that it is time to create positive change in our lives and in our communities.

We all know that between climate change and peak oil alone we are in for some significant changes to the very fabric of our society. This is the right time to prepare for those changes. Earthworks provides planning and design services for eco communities. We have an ongoing research projects into sustainable communities and plantforms where we can walk our talk about how we can be living on this earth. The Earthworks developed projects are designed to demonstrate best practice stratagies for long term energy and food security while creating healthy environments for humans to inhabit.

Many of us have had a dream of living in a world created by conscious decisions that will lead us to a point where the human footprint has a positive impact and actually restores natural systems. The desire is to be part of a community that is doing it the right way and dealing with our social, economic and environmental issues in an enlightened manner.

That dream is coming true, as small groups of commited people set out to create intentional communities with this very vision in mind: A vision that integrates the best practices for sustainable and healthy living into a holistic approach to community design. Earthworks is dedicated to researching and developing sustianable living techniques and technologies including systems approach to sustainable energy systems, organic food production, green homes, eco enterprise development, eco education and natural health.

Earthworks has been exploring solutions for the last 30 years that can contribute to developing our best practice designs and templates for sustainable communities. The wide range of intentional communities we have designed have had many differant purposes, but all have sustainable principals in commmon.

Working Locally Also Impacts On Global Issues

Creating an intentional community is a wonderful opportunity to optimise your families lifestyle while having impact on global issues at the same time. Through its intentional community incubation and design services Earthwalk supports UNESCO's Global Goals For Stustainable Development. It is simply good for all of us as what works on a local scale also works on a global scale.

One Community At A Time

"Our mission is to assist in the design and development of sustainable intentional communities ". If you are considering moving to an Eco Village, perhaps you should take a look at the lots available at our latest project the Good Life Eco Village near Kingston Ontario.

We have been Developing Community Projects for over three decades.
Here are just a few of our more recent projects:

Our years of research informs our approach as we develop techniques and technology for sustainable agriculture, housing, energy, and resource utilization. Our projects demonstrate sustainable development principles and are examples of optimized ecologically based development. Our plans apply permaculture principles to provide community resources that work with and are inspired by our natural support systems.

Edible Forest Landscaping is utilized in our villages which provides vegitable gardens, herb gardens and eco orchards around the structures we build. We also design larger scale sustainable cropping systems in organic fields that utlize various approaches that can maximize healthy and productive yealds. .

Our techniques and technologies impliment permaculture principals to meeting human needs within each project we design. We can help you plan and develop solutions based on sustainable economic and lifestyle models, that incorporate food and energy security as well as resources for education, eco business, and recreation into each site plan.

Just as in nature where there is no such thing as waste, we will also endeavour to make the by-products of human activities feed or fuel other processes in cycles of energy and matter within our projects and the natural systems that we are so much part of. We are well aware that our projects exist within a community of natural organisms that are engaged in mutually supportive relationships. When we design homes or communities using a permaculture approach we create healthy relationships with local ecosystems. Earthworks has a phylosophy that reflects our “declaration of interdependence” with the natural world.

If living a sustainable and healthy lifestyle appeals to you then check out our new village projects. Our latest project is the Good Life Eco Village in the Thousand Islands where there are still building lots available.

 

Explore Sustainable Living

Explore these pages with that vision in mind and read about human accommodation that lives completely within its solar income. See the homes that are able to both heat and cool themselves. Discover how we build healthy homes the can eliminate toxins and carcinogens present in the average North American house. Read about interior green houses that can provide fresh organic produce through out the year. See how sustainable structures can collect their own water, heat its own water, provide its own energy and make use of and process waste products of living, save time, energy and money by making good use of green energy. The bonus for local municipalities is that many of these features also reduce the load on municipal infrastructures.

Read about how these marvelous homes designs fit also into a holistic and symbiotic relationship with its landscape and the rest of the community. Read how these project founded in permaculture principals are designed to meet human needs by using nature based approach to healthy and sustainable living without damaging the environment in any way.

Read how by combining sustainable approaches to Agriculture, Education, Enterprise, Recreation and Culture, Earthworks enables truly healthy and sustainable communities and lifestyles.

Be the change in your life

At this point in history we can not afford to be caught up in endless debates about doom and gloom senarios. It is time to create the changes in our lives that can make a difference to both ourselves and our planet at the same time. Earthworks can design communities where one can live, work and play in harmony with the Earth, and enrich our natural eco systems and our society in a harmonious way.

Start Participating In Your Future

The Future Will be defined by our dicisions today. So make your future what you want it to be. Join us on our journey into creating sustainable and healthy lifestyles within our communities. Planning an intentional community is a grand opportunity to learn from the past, integrate with the present and create the kind of future that we all want. Earthworks can help.

There are many ways to participate in Earthworks projects as students, volunteers, consultants, eco businesses, suppliers, sponsors, developers and as shareholders. If you or your group are looking for a healthy place to live or raise a family or you have land that you want to develope into an intentional community you have lots of reasons to talk with us. If creating a sustainable future is of interest to you then feel free to explore how you can participate in the Earthworks projects. Simply drop us a note and we will be happy to connect with you.

If you would like to move to an Eco Village in the near future then it may be a good time to take a look at the lots available at our newest project at the Good Life Eco Village near Kingston Ontario.

Take a look at some of the Intentional Communities we have designed.

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