Edgewood Ecovillage is the product of years of planning (and going back to the drawing board) for making an ecovillage. We here at FMV are happy to say that we are glad things are underway to making this project a reality!

Ecovillages are a perfect sustainable system design that will ensure a positive future for our rural communities.

Edgewood Ecovillage Ltd (non-profit organization) is in the forming stages as of May 27, 2022, and will be in the planning (pre-build) stage by 2023. Once building occurs (hopefully by 2024), then we should see this sustainable affordable housing project come to fruition–complete with a Members Activity Centre (the “MAC”), permaculture gardens and free courses, and a walking trail/boardwalk to the sea.

Located on 9+ acres in West Pubnico, this ecovillage will be the first of its kind to use “ecovillage” as not just a sustainable business model, but also an “affordable housing” model. The homes will be small but single family style, clustered in groups, with a total of 20-30 homes and 20-60 people living in the community. All homes will be passive solar, energy efficient, and Net-Zero ready.

The United Nations has put forth the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) that countries around the world are currently working on to do things like eliminate poverty, hunger, homelessness, reduce energy waste and increase energy efficiency, and help reduce carbon footprints to mitigate man-induced climate change (the natural cycle of climate change was already underway, but has definitely sped up in the last 50 years due to human industrial and other activities). Edgewood Ecovillage is being designed and built according to the SDGs that Canada is also presently promoting and following wherever it can.

This ecovillage will have small homes (smaller than regular houses, and larger than ‘Tiny Homes’) available to tenants who live in Nova Scotia, specifically for ages 50+ (primary applicants). All homes will be accessible and the same affordable housing criteria will be in effect for those wanting to live there, including criteria for sustainable living to be sure all applicants who are accepted will be a good fit. A waiting list for applying will be available at a later date.

Keep watch for updates!