European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Case study – Mr. Jopling’s experience in Cloughjordan eco village, Ireland

The case study focuses on John Jopling’s experience in the SERVE project as inhabitant of the eco village Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, Ireland.



Start Date

November 2007

End Date

October 2012



The name of the householder interviewed for the purpose of SERVE eco village case study no.6 is John Jopling. He lives in ‘The Village’, Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, Ireland in a detached two storey hemp-lime constructed house. The main motivation that led him to join the eco village and participate in the SERVE project has been the desire to take part in a community. John’s social and environmental ideals, combined with his legal knowledge and expertise, are dedicated to the implementation of this innovative project.


Sustainable Energy for the Rural Village Environment (SERVE)

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