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'''Appropriate technology villages''' are places where people live with, make and demonstrate [[appropriate technology]], i.e. technology for [[sustainability]], [[affordability]] and [[appropriateness]] to its setting. They have similarities with [[ecovillages]] and some sustainability-oriented [[communes]], and all these concepts overlap to a degree.
== Real world examples: ==
=== Latin America ===
=== North America ===
* [[Open Source Ecology]] - Factor E Farm Facility
* University of the Nations' "Appropriate Technology Village" in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii<ref>"In 1997 (Rus Alit) came to Kona to attend the Crossroads Discipleship Training School and the Project Development Leadership School. During his stay he helped develop U of N’s Appropriate Technology Village, putting in water systems, terraced gardens and aquaculture facilities"[http://www.uofnkona.edu/Transformations/pdfs/Spring2007.pdf]</ref> (University of the Nations appears to be a Christian university focused on missionary work.)
=== Funding ===
Land is cheap. We won't worry too much about the land.