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The shoe shop in Portumna, Tipperary, Ireland.Ireland's first ecovillage, shortly called "The Village", is a community project with a difference. Situated on 67 acres in Cloughjordan in the Tipperary area pioneers have laid out plans for a totally sustainably community integrated with the town of Cloughjordan, designed in such a way that daily way of life, businesses, economies, physical structures and technologies do not interfere with nature's inherent ability to sustain life...All homes within the ecovillage are built to high ecological standards, combining energy-efficient design with locally sourced natural building materials. Houses being built for the moment are for example using sustainable building materials such as timber frame, lime-hemp and cob-built homes. Each home, designed to maximise a south-facing aspect so that residents can benefit from free passive solar heating, will also contain its own rainwater harvesting system...The entire ecovillage's heating and hot water needs will be 100 % run on renewable energy. Two wood-chip boilers and an array of solarpanels are generating all heating and hot water, then fed to individual houses and appartements through insulated underground pipes, with each home having a large hot water tank and a meter to measure usage...The ecovillage homes will be surrounded by edible landscapes of fruit and nut trees, vegetables and herbs. A tree nursery, and community and personal allotments have been established to provide more space for growing your own sustainable food. A community farm, established in partnership with the ecovillage, will provide more sustainable food. Organicly grown cows, sheep, pigs, and crop production will improve the quality and quantity of food available locally and help reduce the environmental cost of food miles...Also nearby Cloghjordan train station and a pioneering car-sharing project offer residents the possibility of reducing their energy consumption for transport leaving a minimum of carbo
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The shoe shop in Portumna, Tipperary, Ireland.Ireland's first ecovillage, shortly called "The Village", is a community project with a difference. Situated on 67 acres in Cloughjordan in the Tipperary area pioneers have laid out plans for a totally sustainably community integrated with the town of Cloughjordan, designed in such a way that daily way of life, businesses, economies, physical structures and technologies do not interfere with nature's inherent ability to sustain life...All homes within the ecovillage are built to high ecological standards, combining energy-efficient design with locally sourced natural building materials. Houses being built for the moment are for example using sustainable building materials such as timber frame, lime-hemp and cob-built homes. Each home, designed to maximise a south-facing aspect so that residents can benefit from free passive solar heating, will also contain its own rainwater harvesting system...The entire ecovillage's heating and hot water needs will be 100 % run on renewable energy. Two wood-chip boilers and an array of solarpanels are generating all heating and hot water, then fed to individual houses and appartements through insulated underground pipes, with each home having a large hot water tank and a meter to measure usage...The ecovillage homes will be surrounded by edible landscapes of fruit and nut trees, vegetables and herbs. A tree nursery, and community and personal allotments have been established to provide more space for growing your own sustainable food. A community farm, established in partnership with the ecovillage, will provide more sustainable food. Organicly grown cows, sheep, pigs, and crop production will improve the quality and quantity of food available locally and help reduce the environmental cost of food miles...Also nearby Cloghjordan train station and a pioneering car-sharing project offer residents the possibility of reducing their energy consumption for transport leaving a minimum of carbo