Comunidad Permacultural Na Lu’ Um

Last updated: September 14, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: January 22, 2009

Comunidad Permacultural Na Lu’ Um

(San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico)

Mission Statement:


Community Description:

Based in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, we are a community working around the principles and ethics of permaculture. For now, this occurs in a Hostal Educativo, which is located on Numero 35A Caille 16 de Septiembre (cerca Real de Mexicano).


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 0.5 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
  • Additional Comments: 2


  • Adult Members: 20
  • Child Members: 10
  • Non-member Residents: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Send an email.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Madre Tierra


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: 50$ a night

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas, Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation

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