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The Gyűrűfű Eco-Village, Hungarian Living Villages

14. 8. 2014

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Traditional architecture, Agriculture, Cultural landscape

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Hungary

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Gyűrűfű Foundation (www.gyurufu.hu) is an independent environmental organisation focusing its activity on the local watershed situated in the southern hills of Zselic. The foundation was registered in 1991, and has no affiliation to any of the political parties or business enterprises except those established by the eco-villagers. The mission of the organisation is to develop a well-founded, realistic and feasible small scale model of human subsistence with an emphasis on environmental and ecological considerations, taking rural areas, hamlets, villages and agricultural farms as the first priority.

 

Locality Gyűrűfű, Baranya County, Hungary
Time Permanent
History Since 1991
Organizer Borsos Béla, Kilián Imre
Realisation team Gyűrűfű Foundation
Target group Local people, tourists
Traditional culture elements The aim is to revive the traditional way of life and subsistence.
Ethnographic criterion Return to traditional way of life
Environmental criterion The mission of the foundation is to develop a well-founded, realistic and feasible small scale model of human subsistence with an emphasis on environmental and ecological considerations, taking rural areas, hamlets, villages and agricultural farms as the first priority
Cultural-historical criterion One of the main aims is the preservation of cultural, social heritage of the small scale local region.
Aesthetic criterion No conflict
Ethical criterion There is no ethical problem.
Psychological criterion Living in this eco-village is an important element in the identity of local people. The foundation makes an attempt to care for and tend to social, human and community values.

Photos by © Béla Borsos

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