The Somerville Ecovillage project is a not for profit community based initiative that is creating a world class ecovillage in Chidlow, only 45 minutes drive from the centre of Perth. The village design is based on Permaculture principles and Pattern Language as utilised successfully in leading ecovillages around the world.

Exhaustive planning and research from the outset has minimised risks and increased the likelihood of the success of the project.

The property consists of gently sloping north facing land with 70% natural vegetation and 30% cleared land. There is already an established orchard, existing cottage and other improvements. A winter creek and small spring-fed dam supply water to the property. It is proposed that there will be 104 lots on the land with lot sizes between 400 and 2000 m2.

Community involvement has been a key ongoing feature of the project with the vision being, A village where community flourishes