Since its inception, EcoVillage has attracted visitors throughout the US and other parts of the world. Over the years, visitors have come to the community coming from every continent, including Antarctica. (We’re counting an aurora physicist from Australia who has spent a good deal of time in Antarctica!).
This receptivity to visitors is in keeping with EcoVillage’s objectives to “promote positive relationships and understanding of EcoVillage principles and practices through participation in shared activities with the Taylorstown and Loudoun County communities, and the larger world.”
EcoVillage views this objective as one that may be helpful to people from outside the community as well as beneficial to the EcoVillage community. People of all ages have visited, some as curiosity seekers, some as part of an educational course and others who are informally or formally conducting research. EcoVillage has also enjoyed and benefited from the help of volunteers and student interns.
Fundamentally, from a social standpoint, EcoVillage is home to residents. So, as the community continues its openness to visitors, it is also committed to balancing these requests with the need for privacy.
This section of the website is designed to assist you as a visitor (not interested in becoming a resident), student, or researcher to learn more about the EcoVillage. Group tours are available; if you would like to arrange a tour for your group, click here.