Why is it worth to go live in the village and ecovillage

For the past week we have been living in the house of our friends. Thank you guys so much for this opportunity! About itself Ecovillage Glorious I already wrote last summer. Then we spent here a few days away and lived in a tent. Now we actually eat the life of an ordinary settler according to the full program. Of course, in winter it would be even cooler, but spring is also well suited for diving. It's funny, we know this all in theory for a very long time, since we ourselves wanted to go live in the village and read a lot on this topic, but we didn’t really try on it ourselves.

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Wooden house is a dream!

For a long time my parents in the apartment hall was fromburnt wood and I really liked it. It is a pity that they removed and made a modern with wallpaper and a wardrobe. In my apartment I was thinking of sheathing everything with wood, but later refused this idea. So, a wooden house is a dream for me! Light, comfortable, better breathe, home as if alive, with its own atmosphere. Well understand those who change the concrete box on a wooden dwelling. And in this house there are no internal walls and it is small in area, but we made a conclusion for ourselves that somehow there seems to be even more space here than in our apartment, although it is a bit bigger. And for the games of the child, the whole area can be used here, things can be stored in the barn, wash to go to the bathhouse, and no one else bothers to build a small guest house, workshop, office, etc. Opportunities to expand the sea space!

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The interior of the wooden house

Corner of civilization: stove, shower, washing machine

Corner of civilization: stove, shower, washing machine

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You can just bask, and you can watch the fire

By the way, I never thought it was so importantso that inside the living space should be a lot of natural light. In conjunction with the sun's rays, it gives just some kind of burst of mood! If we continue to live in South Butovo (the best district, yes!), Then we still need to change the apartment to a brighter one, we will immediately get depressed :)

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The sofa near the window, from which the sun constantly shines, is a great idea!

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Occasionally, you can sit here and bask in the sun

View from the window

When they went to bed the first night, they saw from the window starry sky, it was so unusual! The last time I saw stars in Moscow was a long time ago ... And in the afternoon, in the same window, there was no traffic jam from the buzzing cars, but a field and a forest. You go out into the street, and there the birds sing, the butterflies fly, the trees rustle. We are probably some kind of people turned in nature, but it seems to me that it’s so simple, left Moscow for the village, and immediately raised its standard of living. Of course, in some ways there will be a fall, but here it is necessary to weigh the pros and cons, each has his own view of it.

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From the window you can see the moon and the starry sky

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And in the afternoon we see the forest and the growing pines.

On the issue of changing the apartment, not only should there be light in the dwelling, but a pleasant view from the window is needed! I remember once I laid out views from the window of our apartment.

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We look into the window on the nature of the window

Walks are simplified

Going out has become much easier put ongaloshes, and you are already in the open air, you do not need to change clothes, nor do you need to overcome stairs with elevators. In addition, it is also almost immediately through the threshold that you find yourself in nature, to which we have 15 minutes to cut in Butovo. And if you forgot what you’re home, then 5 seconds and you’re home again. Kayf! It is so convenient when there is a small child.

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We walk around the house, read magazines

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Walking with Egorush

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Walking with Egor in mud

Rubber boots - the best shoes!

Rubber boots - the best shoes!

Not snowdrops, but not plastic bottles :)

Not snowdrops, but not plastic bottles :)

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Save money on airline tickets!

Yes, when we first arrived, there was slush anddirt on the site, especially not walk on it, although you can go to the main road, it is gravel. The snow melted in a week and everything dried out pretty quickly, so I think there is only a couple of months in the year so dirty. Well, no one bothers to pave the path sooner or later. I almost forgot, spring snow turns out to be white, not gray / brown / black.

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Great warm sunny days

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While Egor is sleeping, you can do needlework

Pure air

Plots in ecosettlement somewhere 1-3 hectares,therefore, cramped, as on the suburban 6 acres is not felt at all. The gaze rests on the forest on the horizon, and the silence is broken only occasionally by the generator of the neighbors somewhere far away and the noise of airplanes in the sky. And the air is so pure that the soul is resting to the fullest. Then I understand all those who are tired of the hustle and bustle. I traveled here to Moscow the other day for things, and even after a whole week of living in the wilderness, the contrast is already felt so strongly: everyone is running somewhere, cars are scurrying in all directions, around signboards and advertising. And what do people feel who have not been in the city for years, what is it like?

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Nobody is close by and you can see the house somewhere far away.

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Nobody is close by and you can see the house somewhere far away.

Lack of centralized communications

Honestly, I can't take it as a plus, becausethat only visual aesthetics improves, there are no pillars in the street, there are no gas pipes, as in villages. But a certain positive effect is still there, and it lies in the fact that you see how much water goes, how much garbage you produce, how electricity is spent, and so on. That is, you personally see how much you consume. Therefore, if you are concerned about this topic, then you want it or not, you will think about ecology and saving resources. In principle, a contingent like this is chosen here, they don’t come here for comfort, well, or at least they don’t put it in the first place.

I also liked the separation of garbage - cardboard andpaper in the stove, organic matter on the beds, plastic back into the city or into the fire. I was surprised that with such a scenario, the choice of garbage bags was 2-3 times less.

Rubbish for a week and a half. In the city usually two times more

Rubbish for a week and a half. In the city usually two times more

Own food

Most moved to eco-settlements in orderto grow your own food. It's no secret that in ordinary supermarkets in Moscow it is almost impossible to buy normal vegetables and fruits, as well as dairy products. Some of our friends buy such food from farmers or on special bio sites. Prices are exorbitant, but probably worth it. And as an alternative - your plot, your garden, your farm.

From my summer resident and no farmer, but I love to eat. Now we are buying milk, cottage cheese, eggs from people who live nearby, that is, proven and entangled on eco (What is the difference between ecovillage and ordinary village?). The prices are sane, much cheaper than any "bio", it is not known from whom. True meat will not wait, most vegetarians.

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Homemade milk, eggs and bread I will really miss in the capital

More recently, someone wrote to me that live in the villageit cannot because of the smell of cattle, and so in settlements it hardly ever will be, because usually only a few families keep the animals, and the plots, as I said are large, the smell will not come at all.

findings

The conclusion is simple - we liked it. :)

Yes, here the house was completely not sharpened bya little falling boy who likes to touch everything and climb everywhere, but we still like to live here. Now I try to make a list of things that makes life easier for parents, that is, for us to clearly understand what exactly we did in our apartment for convenience, so that later it could be recreated anywhere. Of course, for now, in our case, puzzle floor mats play a big role, but you have to understand what else. And, by the way, it would be great to come up with some kind of mobile design so that all the interesting things below can be closed quickly and efficiently.

Surprisingly we took a few things with us

Surprisingly we took a few things with us

Put your rugs everywhere

Put your rugs everywhere

A bunch of interest in access, Yegor nadybal baling canned food from the rack

A bunch of interest in access, Yegor nadybal baling canned food from the rack

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Stopped off the stove as they could

Crawling, drinking, eating, playing, practicing

Crawling, drinking, eating, playing, practicing

P.S. In the next article read about the specific living conditions in the house... No centralized communications, continuous alternative energy.

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