On our journey south in Western Australia, we realise the global financial crisis had a great impact on some people in the area. While most people felt the pinch, it made plans extremely difficult, if not impossible, for some families in the state who were trying to establish ecovillages, and create a more sustainable lifestyle. Nervous banks either denied or withdrew support from what they thought was too experimental in an unstable economic climate. We look at two struggling projects, the Geraldton Urban Ecovillage and Somerville Ecovillage, near Perth.



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