Just like small business, most intentional communities fail. In order for an eco village of this nature to succeed, it is critical to find people who are ready.
Many successful eco villages have a prolonged process for people to become residents yet make it simple and quick to leave when circumstances change. Eco Villages Australia has a four step membership process (see the 'join us' page).
The sort of people who will make great eco-villagers:
subscribe to the values of the community.
have good self-awareness and are committed to personal development.
can balance their own needs with the needs of the group.
aim to be non-judgmental and value everyone for who they are.
have good communication skills.
have practical skills and are open to learning new skills.
have a history of healthy, positive relationships.
can meet the financial needs of the community.
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