the ecovillage is a living system designed to offer a rich and sustainable, sharing and natural lifestyle to its community members. an ecovillage plans for self sufficiency, taking guidance from the land in its capacity to provide food, energy, resources and food for the soul. some of the ecovillage and cohousing projects we have under development are: "grace burn cohousing" healesville 2013 - present a four-house cohousing community with generous shared facilities “malt farm ecovillage” merton 2008 - present (in association with max Lindegger, patrick dowling and ian cuming) an ecovillage for 100 families surrounded by a biodynamic educational farm, where school classes and other groups learn about organic and biodynamic farming. the belgrave cohousing project 2008 cohousing design for 15 – 20 dwellings with shared kitchen, dining, lounge, visitor accommodation, vegetable gardens, orchards and recreation areas close to central belgrave, in the dandenong ranges region of victoria. tasman village, nubeena 2007 designed around an existing central hub which offers short stay accommodation, a licensed café, conference venue, pool, spa, sauna, games room, bbq area, natural therapy rooms and gym facilities, residents will benefit from small land lots with minimal maintenance, large open public spaces and rural aspects, community organic/biodynamic vegetable gardens and orchards, independent renewable energy resources and waste and water management. www.tasmanvillage.com.au “dulaiwurrong village” eltham 2003 - present (in association with jo henry and savaad wells) 28 houses cluster around the village green, community vegetable garden and orchard, with house and lot sizes varied to provide a balanced demographic. we are currently working on the village hall project.