O.U.R. Ecovillage Explorer

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What does an ecovillage explorer do?

This program offers you a taste of living in the rhythm of the immersed learning environment of the ecovillage, where your days are spent living, working, and being ‘in community’. 

Participants will be provided focused tasks and projects where they can work alongside others in the learning community summer programs, thereby creating a learning exchange. Typical areas of focus might include food preparation, garden work, natural building, site maintenance, art projects; depending on the time of year.  Involvement will take into consideration current activities onsite, the needs of facilitators from various programs, the abilities of the Ecovillage Explorer participant, weather, and other variables.

WHAT is the learning community?

This group includes a team of village residents, the new co-op ownership group, various teachers, facilitators, program coordinators, guest speakers, participants from the on-site ‘Natural Building Skillbuilder’ and ‘Sustainable Food Production Skillbuilder’ (both on-site residential programs), and various other guests.

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What can I expect?

A typical day during the week is as follows:

  • the day begins with a communal breakfast followed by a morning check-in with your project team
  • projects have an eight-hour framework during the day (with a community lunch in the middle of the day) but this is very dependent on the interest/abilities of the Ecovillage Explorer participant
  • Lunch and evening meals are shared with all other members of the Learning Community in the summer months.
  • After dinner there might be a weekly program with guest speakers, an educational film evening, a night around the fire sharing stories, or just free time to spend with friends on-site

accommodation

Accommodations for the Ecovillage Explorer include camping in our on-site woodland spaces or staying in our dormitory. You may upgrade to stay in the Sanctuary room at an additional fee based on availability.

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PROGRAM COSTS

$75/day – Minimum 3-day booking.

Includes meals, camping, site costs, solar showers, composting toilets, day program participation, evening programs, and any of the one day workshops on-site.

 

For more information drop us a line at hospitality@ourecovillage.org

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