Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Sustainable settlement in Ireland

Situated right next to the tranquil village of Cloughjordan, this is Ireland's first eco-village. Building commenced in 2009 and continues step by step. More than 50 of the planned 130 houses/apartments/live-work units are already completed. The development shares a common technical infrastructure, including a central heating and hot water system. Unlike what you would find in Germany, with its often normative development plans, in the eco-village there is an eclectic mix of building designs, shapes and sizes - dependent on budget and client desires - and either self-built or built by outside construction companies, using sustainable materials.

Music: Electric Grocery
Filmmaker: Isabel Schmidt

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