Schweibenalp or thereabouts

Schweibenalp or thereabouts

From my time in Schweibenalp I have gathered together a collection of  photos taken on various hikes in the nearby mountains and visits to to some nearby sites. I love the vernacular architecture of the area especially the old mountain huts so there are quite a few of them included in here along with some of the wonderful buildings to be seen in the open […]

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Up, up in the Alps

Up, up in the Alps

Schweibenalp – 25th February – 31st March 2017 During the EDE (Eco-village Design Education) course in Glarisegg eco-community, in February I learned about another Swiss community called Schweibenalp, where one of the other EDE participants was living. I loved Sarah’s description of how this community consciously lived together, and from a video I could see that their location, up in the Alps was stunning, so I decided that […]

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What is an eco-village?

What is an eco-village?

While studying at CAT ten years ago, for a masters degree (MSc Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies) I came to the realisation that our future lay in coming together in communities to create places where people can collectively provide shelter, food and social support for one another. Its around this time that I first heard about Findhorn and became interested in eco-villages. I  took the ‘eco’ in eco-village to […]

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