Russia, Kaluga oblast/Region
Foreign Languages: Russian

Our settlement is in the Dzerzhinsky district of the Kaluga Oblast, 220 km from Moscow and 42km away from the city of Kaluga.

Our settlement is in the Dzerzhinsky district of the Kaluga Oblast, 220 km from Moscow and 42km away from the city of Kaluga. We live in an ecologically clean area which borders the Ugra National Park. There is a river 2km from the settlement.

In 2006 we became officially recognized as the Non-Commercial Partnership “Svetlodar” by the Kaluga City administration. We were allotted 150 hectares on which to build our settlement by the Dzerzhinsky district administration, with assistance from the Governor of Kaluga.

The land has been owned by the Non-Commercial Partnership since 2010. This was mainly done due to the high rent prices for land in the Dzerzhinsk district. The land is not yet issued as private property.

The size of each plot ranges from 1 to 2 hectares. Plots are mostly rectangular in form, 120m by 100 m. There are 100 plots. 70 of them have already been claimed by the time of writing (29.03.2012).

The countryside is beautiful. There are several fields of pine and birch shoots which are separated by copses and small birch groves.
We started to build our settlement in the spring of 2006.
The settlement is already active - at the moment (winter 2011-2012) there are 37 permanent residences (71 adults and 45 children).

There are no plans to connect plots to the electricity mains. Each family uses solar panels and/or generators on their homesteads.

Gas Pipeline
Not planned. For cooking we use gas bottles and for heating we use modern efficient wood-burning stoves.

Water supply system
Not planned. We are currently digging personal wells (15-20 meters deep). There are also springs near the settlement.
47 major buildings and more than 35 huts and sheds have already been built. There is a wonderful school equipped with the latest technology in the nearby village, 6km from the settlement. However, all our children are home-schooled, taking tests in the school without attending classes there.
We have built a communal house and playground in the settlement.
Soon we will begin the construction of the Creative Centre and children's educational centre.
It is very important for us that the settlement develops and thrives so that everyone feels at home here. We invite you to join us here with your families!

Kaluga Oblast, Dzerzhinsky district.

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