Last updated: August 13, 2012 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: August 13, 2012

Ecoaldea Gratitud

(Solferino, Quintana Roo, México, )

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.ecoaldeagratitud.com
  • Contact Name: Maria Ros
  • Phone: Mexico+984+48 80 003
  • Address:

    Solferino, Quintana Roo, México,

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact us and introduce themselves

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Develop sustainable Indigenous

Community Description:

in Solferino jungle, 2 kms from a Mayan Town, in the Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, We are looking forward developing a model for self sustainable living for indigenous and vulnerable people called ECOALDEA GRATITUD.
We work in the Mayan Town and in our land;15 hectars of virgin jungle with more than 800 endemic medicinals and animals such as jaguars, monkeys, ant eaters and dears..
We Teach Permaculture and Human Development, walk with kids,adults and elders from local community and surroundings in their process of transition to a more sustainable way of living.
We have been Developing a social movement called YO SOY DE CORAZON VALIENTE to fund our project in which We try to rescue human values and heal the living beings heart in order to heal our planet.
We are certified Permaculture Designers and professional Healers, We love life and all its manifestations, We work as a bridge between the cities and the indigenous communities, looking forward develop our Ecovillage model and gather new member for our community.

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 800
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: we have developed a methodology of education based in Permaculture and human development, so that will be the one we use the most and combine it with other alternative methodologies

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 37.1 acres
  • Additional Comments: The director of the project

    We are looking for building it, for now we rent our ecocenter and house in the mayan town

    we are open to base it in the best model for all the members

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: a daily fee for their hosting and food if volunteering, if being part as a member, it will depend in the way they want to have their house in our land

    depends

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • 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: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: we are only two so we eat almost everyday together

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Keywords

Ecovillage, Quintana Roo, Mayan Culture

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.