— A future ecovillage “Dievausēji” (Place of the rise of God) —
The name Dievausēji derives from the the name of the place, where the village is supposed to be located – “Ausēji-2”, and the term Dieva Auss (God’s ear), which was first used for this place by my uncle who was one of the previous owners of it. He said, that when you are there, near this small peaceful river, among the oak trees, you feel like if you were in God’s Ear.
I don’t know the exact meaning of the word Ausēji. Two options are the weavers or the place where sun rises. Word Auss (Ear) only sounds alike and is more a word play. Number 2 – divi – is an archaeological short form for word “Dievi” – Gods (plural).
If you want to participate in creation of this ecovillage, there are following requirements: First, you must purchase some land in local area. This land stays in your property, but you must strictly apply methods of organic farming and permaculture design, you must avoid use of industrial chemicals and avoid excessive deforestration of forest land, if y.