EcoVillage LLC: An Immersive Living Experience at Loy Farm

For more than a decade, Loy Farm has served as home to Elon’s Center for Environmental Studies and
a thriving hub of experiential learning for students, faculty, and staff who are passionate about sustainability and environmental preservation.

Elon has long envisioned a residential community located at Loy Farm, with students applying what they learn in the classroom to tending the farm and living out sustainable principles. That vision is now reality as Elon launches an exciting project to build a new sustainable living-learning community, dubbed the EcoVillage LLC, that will be a showcase for sustainable architecture and hands-on learning for students, opportunities that are unavailable at many colleges and universities.

In Fall 2024 and Fall 2025, twelve sustainably designed homes will be built on the eastern edge of Loy Farm as a model of green architecture and engaged, experiential learning, where 24 students will live in harmony with nature while learning and embracing sustainable practices that they will carry into the world as informed global citizens.

Residents will contribute to the wellbeing and care of the LLC while faculty and staff advisors will guide activities and outreach. This new LLC will complement the work of Elon’s sustainable living-learning community for first-year students, currently located in the Colonnades Neighborhood.

EcoVillage LLC – At a Glance:

Students begin work on Loy Farm Living-Learning Community, a ‘truly groundbreaking’ project