What is the Eco Village?
In the Summer of 2012, we broke ground on the first units of the “Eco Village” in River Falls, WI. Now with nine families moved in to their net-zero homes, we are proving that sustainable housing can and should be beautiful and affordable for all. Join with us as we build out the rest of this 18 home model neighborhood of sustainable, integrated community design. The Eco Village is a catalytic example of what’s possible in the green building industry, beautifully demonstrating that efficient, ecological building practices can ensure lasting affordability for our hardworking partner families. Through numerous community meetings, design charrettes and homeowner input sessions, we have honed our plans for the site and its structures, creating an inviting community that sits lightly on the land. Download a copy of our Eco Village Brochure for more information, or explore what’s happening on site right now on our EarthCam.
Help us Build the Eco Village!
When you Volunteer with Habitat on the Eco Village project, you gain hands-on experience, valuable skills and techniques in true, cutting-edge sustainable building practices. Build your sustainable IQ – Volunteer with us today!
What’s going on at the Eco Village?
Thanks to the birds-eye view generously provided by EarthCam. Watch the progress and growth of the Eco Village on EarthCam’s high resolution camera as it continually snaps shots of the Eco Village. The player below will let you interact with those images like never before! Check them out in full screen – then click and hold to drag, double click to zoom – get up close and personal with the goings on at our bustling volunteer site. Click on the calendar to run back and forth in time – and see every stage of construction! Have fun exploring!