What is a MEV?

Micro-Enterprise Villages are places which naturally attract and embrace:

  1. free trade in ideas;
  2. informal, unsupervised human interaction;
  3. uninhibited (and unqualified?) creativity;
  4. spontaneous social interplay; and
  5. the initiation of new enterprise.

It does this by:

  1. Evolving around and amongst the unique natural and socio-historical characteristics of the existing Places;
  2. Nurturing an enterprise incubator;
  3. Engendering a new planning code for Development Applications of MEV?s. (One which facilitates flexibility and encourages variety in human activity within a single zone),
  4. Utilising and evolving forms of multiple ownership of land such as Community Title as powerful tools to form a body corporate for village governance, which;
  5. Absorbs and diverts regulations, taxes and costs which so cripple the “battler”, with it’s Corporate identity. It similarly absorbs the taxes and over-regulation driven costs which sour and condemn the very natural drive in folk to get together and have fun and change the world.

A MEV is an enclave allowing the free trade of ideas, not for high finance. It’s a village market fair that stimulates the interaction between a remarkable place, ideas and enterprise.

A Micro Enterprise village has no set physical format because it will vary depending on its context.  It is an idea that will work as well in an urban, suburban or rural context.