Aldea Velatropa, Cuidad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Just to the north of Block 3 of the University, in the area known as Cuidad Universitaria (University City) are some concrete foundations surrounded by trees. At first glance it looks deserted but delve a little further into the undergrowth and you soon come across tell-tale signs of colourful political art work, a half-constructed some, … Continue reading Aldea Velatropa, Cuidad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pun Pun, Ban Mae Jo, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Rice field onsite and adobe house Sitting high on the hill overlooking the small village of Ban Mae Jo, Pun Pun has a glorious view of the valleys and hills for miles around. Jon (pronounced 'Jo') Jandai and Peggy Reents started the project in 2003 with just 20 Rai of land which locals considered … Continue reading Pun Pun, Ban Mae Jo, Chiang Mai, Thailand

La Ecoaldea Del Minchal, Andulacia, Spain

[Versión en español abajo] View from the ecovillage south to Salobrena At first glance to a foreigner such as myself, la ecoaldea del Minchal  [the ecovillage of the Minchal] high up on the side of the Sierra del Chaparral mountain range, north of Molvizar, Andalucia, Spain, looks a formidable place to try and live. Hot … Continue reading La Ecoaldea Del Minchal, Andulacia, Spain

Priced Out – affordable housing campaign

PricedOut is a campaign group which acts on behalf of first time buyers and owner occupiers who cannot afford to buy a house in Britain. They argue that the government is largely to blame for this because of the tax advantages of buying a house simply to let it and the encouragement it gives to … Continue reading Priced Out – affordable housing campaign