Fleurieu Living Magazine

A village less ordinary

On the edge of the historic township of Aldinga, on gently undulating land bordered by the wooded slopes of the Willunga Creek basin, is an eclectic mix of almost 200-eco homes. When newcomers move to the Fleurieu region, it’s not uncommon for them to be intrigued by this village of solidly-built homes with oddly angled rooflines and unconventional gardens.

They might drive down the streets and find themselves drawn into the permaculture landscape of mounds, streams, dams, gardens and orchards. This is the Aldinga Arts Eco Village; a place that slowly and effortlessly creeps into your consciousness and heart. A place of contradictions and commitment, but most importantly a place of community.

Despite its established gardens and homes, the ‘Eco Village’ as it’s fondly known, is relatively new. Its

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