We have a new name!
We used to be called the Culver Way Ecovillage. Our new name, Arizmendi Ecovillage, is inspired by the founder of the Mondragon worker owned cooperatives in the Basque region of Spain. You can read the full story in our blog post here.
You will find Arizmendi Ecovillage between Sarah and Vandeventer in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood
We are restoring the façades and other features of three 100+ year old commercial buildings along Olive Street, renovating a 125 year old house on Westminster Place and building some new buildings to create an ecovillage that will include four cohousing neighborhoods, several worker owned cooperative businesses and extensive gardens.
An Ecovillage is a resilient community where people live in harmony with nature and in cooperation with their neighbors. At Arizmendi Ecovillage, we are building communities where we know all our neighbors, grow most of our own food, generate energy from renewable sources and support several microenterprises that are worker owned. See more here.
What is Cohousing?
Cohousing was pioneered in Denmark in the early 70s and brought to the US by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett. Their book, Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities, is a great resource.
There are currently many thriving communities throughout Europe and over 150 in the United States with many more in formation. To read more, head over to our blog.