Family homestead villages

The creation of family homestead villages, as outlined in the Ringing Cedars of Russia books by Vladimir Megre, offers a potential solution to many of the problems facing modern society. These villages, which are based on the principles of sustainable, self-sufficient living, can provide a viable alternative to the destructive, exploitative practices of industrial society. A family homestead is a minimum of one hectare of land on which a family creates its own ancestral space of love. This space is defined by a hedge boundary, which serves to protect and enclose the homestead, while also providing a natural and aesthetically […]

Radosvet Union of Family Homesteads, Krasnodar, Russia | 30 Jan 2022 Dear friends, I greet you. Let’s get acquainted. My name is Chernyshev Stanislav. I am a co-founder of the union of family homesteads “Radosvet”. My goal today is to introduce you to a worthy alternative to urban life, to tell you about the idea of family homesteads, about how, by implementing this idea in life, we can all together create a worthy, comfortable, happy future for our children and grandchildren. Friends, for starters, we all need to think very carefully about how we live. Today humanity is in a global systemic crisis. Why global, why […]

Practice of Family Homesteads (2018)

I analysed 71 academic articles about family homesteads written between 2003 and 2018. Many articles drew parallels with the Western concept of “eco-village”, and emphasised the residents’ desire for self-improvement, social harmony and an environmentally-friendly way of life (Petrov 2008, Kulyasov 2009, Savitsky et al. 2011, Pavlov 2013, Arkhinova 2015, Mukhlykin 2015, Hall 2015, Nesterova 2016, Pozenenko 2016, Walker & Plotnikova 2018). Others maintained that the Russian movement is distinct phenomenon compared to existing movements in the West (Khomyakova 2013, Zadorin et al. 2014, Gornaev 2016). In general, articles were positive, though tentative and sometimes dubious whether many would support […]

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Translating родовое поместье

“Family homestead” is a better and more accurate translation of родовое поместье (rodovoe pomestye) into English. Let me present my arguments. First, поместье is not an entirely new word. It has a historical meaning, similar to “homestead” (USA) and “estate” (UK), regarding an allotted plot of land to be developed by the recipient as a service to the state. It has a historical record. What’s new with Anastasia’s idea is the word combination. She’s describing a new kind of поместье which is exclusively for and by one’s own family line (род). родовое поместье family homesteadfamily estate Likewise the family homestead is […]

Family Homesteads – National Idea of Earth

In the mid 1990s, a new concept emerged in Russia for the arrangement of human settlements in rural territories. The family homestead idea allocates a plot of at least one hectare to each family household for the purpose of creating a dimension of love. Each family strives to perfect the environment within the boundaries of their homestead plot. The natural environment of the family homestead offers a living picture with infinite permutations. Plantings, buildings, earthworks, mowing and sowing all combine to create an external materialisation of the inhabitants’ inner consciousness. The family homestead is constructed and conceived with love for […]