Living in Utopia: Ecovillage Movement in Spain
Ecovillages are urban or rural communities who strive to integrate a supportive social environment with a low-impact way of life.
As a result of some favourable conditions, like good weather and the existence of many abandoned villages in the countryside, there are many ecovillages in Spain. This photo-essay is the result of a trip covering 9 of these communities in Northern Spain between 2009 and 2011. Some of them are settled on mountain villages that were abandoned in the 50′s under Franco’s regime, and now are squatted. Others have been squatted in the past, but after a long process, the land’s ownership has been transferred to them.
✚ For more information and pictures on this photographic project, visit “Ensayando la utopía: Un viaje por las ecoaldeas españolas“, a post in my blog.