I recently shot this essay on a sustainable ecovillage called Dancing Rabbit in rural northeastern Missouri. The community consists of a little bit more than 50 visitors (who stay for 3 weeks), residents (on their way to membership), and full time members. They grow a lot of their own food. They build their own houses from renewable and reclaimed building materials. They are fully off the grid: using only solar and wind power. It is a very tight-knit community of people just trying to build a true community that is ecologically and socially responsible and conscientious.
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