Areas in Dallas-Fort
Worth Urban Villages
It Is HOT in Texas!
The design of ecovillages in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area is happening now. Speak out about what you want. Share your ideas about an ecovillage here.
What outdoor common and living areas are feasible for
the climate of DFW?
Dallas-Fort Worth has a fair amount of rain but most of comes in a short period of time in the spring and fall. The remainder of the year is dry and lends itself well to outdoor living. Cover is needed but not for rain--cover is needed for shade.
Texas is a hot place most of the year. It is important for outdoor spaces to be shaded. Wooded trails are wonderful for walking.
In addition to shade, Dallas-Fort Worth needs covered areas with ceiling fans to make much of the year's good times to be outdoors.
Mosquitoes and other bugs are somewhat of a problem in North Texas. A screened enclosure is nice.
To pave or not to pave, that is the question.
Water is very nice. Even a small reflective pond is water in DFW. Water takes land and most land in the DFW area is expensive. Having the space for water in an affordable manner is more likely when several ecohousing communities are combined into an ecovillage.
A swimming pool is not necessary but it is also nice.
An outdoor cooking area is quite feasible for Texas. Include the usual grill but adding a solar oven is an addition in sustainability and lower utility bills.
A quiet and shaded outdoor meditation area will serve DFW ecovillages well.
Please give us your ideas by filling out a quick form here.
Thanks for your help.
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