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My Goal: To build an ECO-Village in the long term

Posted by Hernán Moraga on December 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

I am one person with a vision of gathering a group of people with a shared common intent for becoming industrious and inter-dependent, living in a sustainable way, exploring new and innovative approaches for making our community self-sufficient, and integrating our Eco-village to outside communities.

 

Since childhood I'v...

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I lost the chance to buy the Williamson Farm

Posted by Hernán Moraga on November 10, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Last week, my Real Estate agent told me that the property that I was trying to buy, was sold to a Saudi buyer, as my Mortgage Broker didn't replied fast enough with the financing.

The bad broker was William Priest LLC, from Fredericton, NB.

They alledged that for being a permanent resident with more than 3 years of residency, I was out of the policies of the lender for having a mortgage, even that I was co-buying with a canadian citizen.


That was an open, olimpic...

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Thoughts about Local Economy

Posted by Hernán Moraga on October 18, 2011 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been thinking a bit about the best way to implement a system that would promotes community, self-reliance, entrepreneurship, and at the same time, it would provide a mean for trading with the external world.

My thinking suggests me that the Eco-village should have both a Gift based Economy (for creating community sense among its members), a LETSystem with a propietary currency (for promoting the internal trade within the limits of the Eco-village), as well as a Barter based...

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Bitcoins, LETS, Barter, Taxes & Gifts

Posted by Hernán Moraga on October 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Lately I've been thinking in creating a propietary virtual currency on a transactional way, so it could operate over Internet on a Eco-Village (Wi-max and Wi-fi) versus researching about opensources initiatives on virtual currency.

On the last idea, I've found several equivalents to Napster in the virtual currency, peer-to-peer type of solutions.

So, today I am publishing the result of my research on BitCoin and other solutions (listed from the most complex solutions going d...

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Lammas Eco-village: Basic Principles

Posted by Hernán Moraga on October 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Lammas Eco-Village located in UK shares the same vision that I have:

See also:

 

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A few Eco-villages that have inspired me

Posted by Hernán Moraga on October 6, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

October 6th, 2011

Today I've added a few links of Eco-Villages or similar projects that have inspired me.  See details in the Links section.

Also, today my Mortgage broker informed me that on Tuesday 11th, they will re-submitt my mortgate application to the lender, for a property in Williamsburg, New Brunswick, Canada, where I would love to settle my Eco-Village.  So, I have my fingers crossed, until then.

Searching for Land for the Ecovillage

Posted by Hernán Moraga on October 4, 2011 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

October 3th, 2011, Gatineau.

It's been almost two months since I've visited with my wife a nice farm in Williamsburg, New Brunswick.  It is a 105 acre farm withe two homes, an old barn, and three outside buildings, which has about 30 acre of farming land, more than 75 acres of wood lands, about 1,8 km internal road, two little brooks, and a natural pond.  It is just perfect !!!

As a developer of the Ecovillage, I am not interested in having the homes right now, as ...

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