There is a significant difference between ecovillage approach of the western world and Family Estate (Kin's domain) approach that is growing now very fast in Russia and former Soviet Union republics.
The image of ecovillages includes more community (communa) life, whereas a Kin's domain image is more about many different families owning their pieces of land and co-creating a settelment of Kin's domains together.
There are more than 300 Kin's domain settlements developing now in Russia and this number keeps growing. Please visit a Kin's domain settlement and experience this miracle yourself. More details here: http://spaceoflove.com/dolm_tour.htm