8th Life EcoVillage

Last updated: March 20, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: September 30, 2004

8th Life EcoVillage

(La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Phone: (0034) 922 40 01 33
  • Address:

    La Palma, Canary Islands,

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Visiting information on the “Location, Travel & Visits page of

  • 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:

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

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

Please check the 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 :)


  • 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


  • Type: Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization, Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We each have leadership roles: distributed leadership

Land and Buildings

  • 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
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution: 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)



  • 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


Additional Comments

next to village, 1hr from nearest town

Video Gallery

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation

Community Affiliations

Daybreak Cohousing


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

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge