Last updated: March 20, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: September 30, 2004

8th Life EcoVillage

(La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://8thlife.net
  • Phone: (0034) 922 40 01 33
  • Address:

    La Palma, Canary Islands,
    Spain

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Visiting information on the “Location, Travel & Visits page of www.8thlife.net

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Integral Permaculture

Community Description:

Re-populating an ancient farming hamlet* in the Canary Islands, with 15-20 people (starting with a smaller group of 8 on existing site).

We’re committed to using the best wisdom we have to date to co-create a sustainable & healthy community or eco-village enjoying the adventure of learning how to live productively & healing from a consumerist culture.

We seek to live in harmony with each other, with the land, with the local cultures & with all other species, forming one of the thousands of important post-industrial Leaver settlementswe need in order to Transition to a truly sustainable, just & humane economy, culture & future.

* Finca Luna is surrounded by 5 other properties currently for sale which used to comprise one large (& very well designed) farm

Basic entry requirements:

0) to have ‘work toward the the healing of the planet’ as a first priority in one’s personal goals &

as a minimum,

1) to be enrolled on the Integral Permaculture Certificate course (online) run by the Permaculture Academy: www.PermaCultureScience.com

2) to have studied the PDC Manual which is the manual we are using to design & run the new EcoVillage: www.PermaCultureScience.org

We welcome applications from anyone who is familiar with the vision, ethics, principles & breadth of view represented by these basic trainings.

Please check the www.8thLife.net page for more details & join our Facebook page for updates.

We have a Facebook group where you can ask questions & see latest news, do join us there :)

Population

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: living simply, service to community & caring for the land is the core daily spiritual practice

    whatever individuals choose, above & beyond core daily spiritual practice

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We each have leadership roles: distributed leadership

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 1.5 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: just the existing land, planning to buy surrounding properties

    creating a Foundation

    varied accomodation, see

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: As decided at meetings

    Share-holders are members: starting at 2,000€ for one month per year holiday share, 20,000€ is one full share (living full-time on site)

    Contribute to the running expenses of the site (amounts decided at meetings)

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: planning to grow more than 50%, when more people on site

    up to individuals

    to be decided by all members

    to be decided by all members

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation

Community Affiliations

Daybreak Cohousing

Keywords

EcoVillage, Integral Permaculture, Permaculture, CoCounselling, Canaries, La Palma, Spain

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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