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Consolidating our energy towards a steem-based #ecovillage or, indeed, a NETWORK of ecovillages, is an exciting shift for @ecotrain. We are now deliberately and consciously curating those posts which speak to the issues, challenges and needs of the emerging steem eco-communities around the world.

GREAT content this week - here are some of the gems, eco-green wisdom & insight shared under the #ecotrain tag this week on the steem blockchain. Even if you don't have VP or RC to upvote, a meaningful comment is usually upvoted by a smart author, so please go and lavish your appreciation and engagement on this great content.

We truly are an amazing global community - and growing with new contributors every week!! If you want to help @ecotrain give juicier upvotes, please delegate or increase your delegation if you can. It matters! You loaning us your steem to make more money for you? Bit of a no-brainer, really!

@ecotrain is a artisan-hand-curated community built around the concept of gift economy and actively making our world a better place. We engage around sustainability, eco-green, permaculture, the glories of Mother Earth, inner transformation, alternative energy, earthships & earth building, recycling - in short, all the practical and conceptual underpinnings of paradigm shift.

Each week @eco-alex and @artemislives scour the steemit blockchain for people using the tag, and upvote-comment-curate in the best way they know how.

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Upvote this Nuggets curation and our featured posts if you can. Comment, resteem this curation and a few of the posts. Follow, engage and enjoy.
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@dede99

Stone House in Bali
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Using debris and repurposed stone from other damaged dwellings, Mr Kantor has built his own lovely stone home in Bali. @dede99 gives us a show and tell and challenges us to rethink and explore the different materials available to us in natural & earth building.

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@pumpkinsandcats

Lammas Eco-Village Earth Centre & Wimbush Site in South Wales
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Visiting other eco-villages is a GREAT way to fee how ideas are manifested, and to learn about the challenges people have faces. @pumpkinsandcats visited the Lammas community in South Wales and has some great things to shre!

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@nateonsteemit

Today's Foraging Haul
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Foraging can play a big part in eco-community, depending on where it's sited. @nateonsteemit shows us his first walnut and pecan haul, and shares with us his collection and drying challenges.

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@mountainjewel

For The Love of Clay Plaster: Building A Sauna
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A sauna for natural health, well being and relaxation is an AWESOME addition to an earth-built home or an eco-village! @moountainjewel has been BUSY and shows us what they're up to! INSPIRING.

Did someone say INSPIRING? (as in, breathing life in to...?)

@mountainjewel continued to blows us away with a second, highly relevant post for earth-builders and eco-community wannabes: a post about TEACHNG SKILLS.

Teaching Natural Building in the Ozarks
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@papa-pepper

My Children Talked Me Into Letting A Dozen Snakes Go In Our Garden
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Diversity, kids and the whole live-n-let-live eco-village idea? @papa-pepper took that community concept up a notch when he and the kids released some hatchling snakes back into the garden. :)

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@## trucklife-family
The Importance Of Giving Our Children The Freedom To Explore
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Eco-village and eco-community often has pretty diverse thoughts about schooling - or unschooling - its young people. @trucklife-family shares some interesting thoughts about giving children the freedom to explore, and to learn to trust their instincts.

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@misslasvegas

A Hitch-hiker's Story In Ireland
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Eco-community doesn't always happen only between earthen walls in a pristine plot on the edge of the jungle. It might happen between two kindred eco-souls, meeting for a brief moment on a country road somewhere. @misslasvegas shares a lovely piece about hitch-hiking. Her piece invites the question of is community created, or does it just happen when it happens, for as long as it lasts?

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And we closed out our week with the EXCITING NEWS that @eco-alex's 99 Reasons Why Earthships Are Freaking Awesome HAS BEEN PUBLISHED!!

It's Published And It's Free For 2 Days: 99 Reasons Why Earthships Are Freaking Awesome
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If you are EVER planning to self-build, you need to read this!!

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We hope you have enjoyed these eco-village related posts - please LAVISH them with upvotes, reblogs, comments and engagement.

Most importantly, consider writing under the #ecotrain tag this coming week - we love all posts eco-green, earth building, spiritual and natural, but mostly as those things relate to the building and evolution of eco-community.



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