An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned participatory processes in all four Areas of Regeneration (social, culture, ecology and economy) to regenerate social and natural environments

Global Ecovillage Network definition of ‘ecovillage’ is broad, allowing for many different kinds of communities and projects to be recognized. Because each ecovillage is designed by the people who live there, according to their vision, context, culture and interests, no two are alike.