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Beneficio

Last updated: December 25, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: June 15, 2006

Beneficio

(, Orgiva, Spain)

Mission Statement:

Sustainable living

Community Description:

We are 200 or so people living mostly independent of each other on “Rainbow land,” which is co-owned by many residents. We are open to travelers from all around the world and offer great land for camping in the open almond orchid or in the public national park of eucalyptus or pine trees.
Communal gathering occur in the “big lodge” tipi, located at the top of a first field after entering through the car park and the eucalyptus forest. Springs, at the bend before the paths, zig zag all the way up to the town of Canar. About four km below is Orgiva, all in Sierra Nevada, Spain. From Orgiva, drive up towards Bubion, and turn toward Canar, and then take the immediate left turn down into car park.

About

Housing

  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: partially renovation

Membership

  • Adult Members: 200
  • Child Members: 50
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Follow the directions for vehicles because the walking track is difficult to find alone. Or just be in town on Thursday morning to meet the people in the market before noon. About two km outside town on the way to Grandada, there is a bridge just before which there is a trail leading three km or so up the mountain along a canal into the valley of Beneficio.
  • Additional Comments: and christian

    kids attend school in town

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Elders…

    long termers

Economics

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution:
  • Additional Comments: donations are made via magic hat

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: No~ this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Additional Diet Comments: communally strictly Vegan
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions, Eastern, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Keywords

tipi vegan rainbow family

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.