The so-called process of “neo-ruralisation” stands for a different way of living through the creation of eco-villages, communities with sustainable and not compulsive consumption life styles. These communities are trying to restore the “traditional rural way of going things” and are becoming more popular due to the economic crisis and the increase in awareness that we cannot continue living with the current levels of natural destruction.
During the 80s only one family inhabited Amayuelas de Abajo, but throughout the 90s a group of people decided to establish there and to restart its economic and socio-cultural activities as an eco-village. The experience of Amayuelas de Abajo is an example of how villages can reorient themself to create an excellent framework for sustainable development, green job creation and environmental education and research.
These are the main features of Amayuelas del Abajo eco-village: