EcoVillage Ithaca

Launched in 1991, EcoVillage Ithaca has grown into the largest participatory, sustainable co-housing community in the world, with 220 residents living in 100 homes within three neighborhoods.  Community decisions are made through a consensus process, and residents volunteer several hours a week on work teams (e.g., cooking, dishes, outdoors, maintenance, etc.) based on their interests.  Situated on 175 acres, EcoVillage also encompasses an organic CSA vegetable farm, an organic CSA/U-Pick berry farm, office space for entrepreneurs, a neighborhood root cellar, community gardens, and meadows, ponds and woodlands.