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What We Do

Koru Collaborative initiates and facilitates regenerative processes and projects at all scales—individual, building, site, neighborhood, village, city, region, and beyond. We are experts in regenerative community development, catalyzing shifts toward thrivability. 



Regenerative, or regeneration, moves beyond sustainability toward thrivability. It entails increasing continually in health and well-being. Regeneration results in vitality, abundance, prosperity, and optimal health and well-being of whole living systems, not just parts of a system. For example, if a neighborhood is regenerative, it is also enabling the larger community it is a part of to be regenerative. We call these regenerative communities. Regenerative communities can exist at any scale, from individuals to regions and beyond. 

Regenerative Development

Regenerative development grows the capacities of communities—the human and more-than-human components--necessary for health and well-being to increase continually. These capacities include both inner (unseen) and exterior (seen) components). It is a process in which the inherent life-giving forces of a place are supported to unfold and manifest vitality and abundance for thriving communities. Koru does this by collaborating with communities to discover and manifest their unique life-giving essence, or identity. 

Green Buildings

Regenerative Design

Regenerative design includes specific technologies, techniques, and strategies to support regenerative development. These include ecological design and planning, biomimicry, biophilia, natural building, Living Buildings, Permaculture, regenerative agriculture, and more. 

Regenerative Community Development

Koru Collaborative implements the first and only Regenerative Community Development (RCD) Framework, developed by our co-Founder, Dr. Leah Gibbons, after decades of experience and research into what factors are necessary for shifts toward holistically thriving living systems. The RCD Framework provides a structure for the process, co-creation, and continual evolution of thriving communities of human + more-than-human life. It helps develop the consciousness, thinking, and values necessary for regenerative communities while also developing the social and ecological systems necessary.


We work in existing, developing, and new communities. Contact us to find out how to be part of the most (re)evolutionary shift occurring in the world.

Community Garden
Building Homes

Ecovillage Development, Design & Consulting

Ecovillages are intentional communities that aim to live in holistically sustainable ways with each other and Earth. We support new and existing ecovillages in becoming as holistically thriving as possible. 

Tiny Homes & Tiny Home Communities

We design, build, and deliver affordable, sustainable, health-inducive tiny homes to you based on your needs and desires.

We also co-create Tiny Home Communities, where you enjoy having your personal space and access to everything you want and need (and more!) but without the expense, responsibility, and unsustainability that comes along with larger homes.


Tiny Homes and Tiny Home Communities can also be regenerative.

Apartment Bedroom
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