Are there any eco villages in the united stated and if so where?
I am mostly researching this for the future. I know you will never know what will happen in the future, but one has to know one's options.
I have multiple chemical sensitivities and all that involves including being homebound. My husband does all the outside errands, and makes all the money for the family, but in the case of his death, I will probably have to move to someplace cheaper, and have resources closer to home. I do not drive due to my allergies. Being in the car causes extreme confusion due to gas fumes and synthetic fibers. So driving is not a good thing to do for me. I would like to live close to people that do not use chemicals all over their yards and are environmentally friendly type folks. Having a way to make money at home, to supplement life insurance and ira's would be beneficial. Working helps life go by easier too. Having too much idle time is so boring.
I would like to have a home very much smaller than what I live in now. Our kid is grown and if I end up by myself, I would only need a bedroom, living area, bath and kitchen. I do not care to live dorm style though. Although that was fun when I was 20, I do not think I would like to share a refrigerator with strangers now. Too much stolen food. I really did not like having folks stare at me when I washed my face.
I would like a place to raise veggies, without worrying if the neighbor's toxic fertilizers will run off to my land. I might like to see more than just one tree every 50 feet or so as in suburbia. Nature might help me to get over not having anyone to live with. I am not fond of cold weather. I have lived in Vermont and do not care to repeat arctic weather.
I am in toxic suburbia. Chemicals fly all summer. I hate how no one ever comes out of their houses, not even to get the mail. Some drive up to their mailboxes. Many pay to have their yards cut. The privacy fences are so high, there is no chance of ever finding out what the neighbors look like. Once I brought cookies to a new neighbor. They looked at me like I was crazy. I don't see how sitting in my house waiting till my hubby comes home so I have someone to talk to is living. If it were not for my garden, I think I would go insane (not far to go really)
I have read about communities where you park you car outside the village, and walk to your home. No cars allowed. They have social activities that you can choose to take part in or not.
I have searched the web for eco villages, but not finding the thing I am looking for. Mostly articles about the subject, or eco villages in other countries. I would not be totally against living in another English speaking country, but I would have to get on a plane to get there, and the pesticides they use between flights would probably kill me. Some flights spray the plant after the passengers board. That is not good for someone that can't even use typical grocery store shampoo, for all the synthetic chemicals.
Anyway, I am depressing myself, time to stop
PS I have some permaculture items to trade, where do I post those?