Last updated: May 14, 2009 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: August 9, 2007

ALDEAFELIZ

(San Francisco, Cundinamarca, Colombia)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2006  Established: 2006
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.aldeafeliz.org
  • Phone: (country code:57) 314 4443667 (cel phone)
  • Address:

    San Francisco, Cundinamarca,
    Colombia

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    You may visit our website, www.aldeafeliz.org, to find detailed information about us and our place and then email us at ecoaldea@aldeafeliz.org with your questions and to let us know about yourself, your interests, and when you would like to come!

    Visita nuestra pagina web www.aldeafeliz.org para conocernos mejor y escribenos un correo con tus preguntas, para contarnos sobre tus intereses y la fecha en que deseas venir…

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Education and healing.

Community Description:

A newborn ecovillage one hour from Bogota in a totally safe area for international visitors, we are dedicated to education and healing. Our name speaks about an explicit commitment to creating conditions for happiness. We are preserving a paradise-like farm with organic fruit, coffee, a crystalline river, and a beautiful lake. Our climate is spring-like year round (70F). Among our permanent ecovillagers are permaculturalists, transpersonal psychologists, eco-architects, one Chinese medicine expert, and overall, lots of smiling people. We are open to new members, visitors, volunteers, and all kinds of exchanges with interested people. At least half of our 10 permanent ecovillagers are fluent in English and we offer intensive Spanish courses if needed. Everybody is welcome!

Somos una nueva Ecoaldea a 1 hora de Bogota en un zona libre de conflicto armado y totalmente segura para extranjeros. Estamos dedicados principalmente a actividades educativas y de sanacion. Nuestro nombre habla de un explicito compromiso en crear condiciones para ser felices. Estamos conservando un territorio paradisiaco con muchos frutales, cafe, rio y un lago. Nuestro Clima es templado todo el año (21C). entre nuestros ecoaldeanos residentes contamos con permacultores, psicologas transpersonales, eco-arquitectos, un experto en medicina china y sobretodo gente muy sonriente. estamos abiertos a nuevos miembros, visitantes, voluntarios y todo tipo de intercambios con gente interesada. Todos bienvenidos!

Population

  • Adult Members: 9
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 7.4 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: And expecting to grow…

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Depends on category.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
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.