Isle of Skye, small= ECO=affordable.That small blended houses can be beautiful is once more illustrated in episode 7 of series 12 of Grand Designs. That nice people make nice building is also prove again. The calm builder battling the elements!!
If you are not from England it is complicated to watch Grand Designs online, so have a look at project free TV, grand designs
In the TV program the North Scotisch, Findhorn community is mentioned you can find them here.
Just for inspiration another eco village/neigbourhood "de Buitenkans"