The management components of this website—the Work Groups—are based on the first-hand experience with others in implementing the governance of a new ecovillage neighborhood.
While the Self-Reliant Neighborhood Option presented here has expanded the Work Groups to achieve maximal autonomy, their practices of governance and work sharing remain anchored in the cultures of cohousing and ecovillages.
Such practices enhance community cohesion and ensure property maintenance. We know that Work Groups adhering to them are effective within community owned and self-governing neighborhoods. And this model is our clear preference. However, achieving autonomy within a traditional management company model is certainly possible. Let’s look at both.