Lammas Ecovillage

The Lammas project has been created to pioneer an alternative model for living on the land. It empowers people to explore what it is to live a low-impact lifestyle. It demonstrates that alternatives are possible here and now.

photo pinched from lammas website

The project centres around the ecovillage at Tir y Gafel, in North Pembrokeshire, which has been designed using a model that can be replicated across Wales. It combines the traditional smallholding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture. The ecovillage was granted planning permission in 2009 by the Welsh Government and is currently part-way through the construction phase.  At its heart it consists of 9 smallholdings positioned around a Community Hub building, and it is supported by a range of peripheral projects and networks.

Featured frequently (centrally?) in the documentary series ‘Living in the Future’, Lammas is one of the most recent, and perhaps the most high profile development of its type to be seen in the UK recently. Their website has an excellent series of publications and information if you want to visit or learn as a volunteer.

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