The Ecovillage Sieben Linden, situated in the community Beetzendorf in the Altmark – District Salzwedel, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, was established in 1997. It has the aim to realise collaborative and holistic sustainable lifestyles, that connect a small ecological footprint with a high quality of life. Currently one hundred adults and forty children and adolescents are living in ten straw-bale houses and about fifty well insulated construction trailers.
The cooperatively organised village covers over a hundred acres of land; thereof 84 acres of woods, which is managed sustainably. The core of the village is a half timbered ecologicaly restored farmhouse, who accommodates the community and seminar rooms. In the garden fruits and vegetables are culitvated for self-sufficiency. Composting toilets, a sewage treatmant plant and solar panel provide local energy and material cycles.
The slim structures of the village offer the possiblity, to shape social, ecological, economical and cultural aspects. In the interaction of all those areas may develop a sustainable whole, that offers space for the diversity, creativity and the different needs of there residents.
The Ecovillage Sieben Linden is liberal-minded and hospitable village. We wellcome people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, age groups, with and without disabilities.