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Appropriate technology villages

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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:

Asia:

Australia and Oceania

Europe

See also the Directory of European eco-centres http://www.cat.org.uk/links/links.tmpl?subdir=links&sku=LINKS_EECSR

Latin America

North America

  • Open Source Ecology - Factor E Farm Facility
  • University of the Nations' "Appropriate Technology Village" in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii[1] (University of the Nations appears to be a Christian university focused on missionary work.)

Proposed examples:

  • A similar concept is Living Co-laboratories, developed by Marcin Jakubowski and Richard Schulte

Notes

  1. "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"[1]



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