Ecovila Clareando

Last updated: January 4, 2014 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: January 16, 2011

Ecovila Clareando

(Piracaia, SP, Brazil)

Mission Statement:

Agenda 21

Community Description:

Our community is a place where people seeking deeper contact with Nature and a more significant Life join together for this experiment.

Our vision: To be a community that incentivates self-development of its members and promotes their talents, habilities and wisdom. Cultivate the sacredness of life, loveliness, simplicity, mutual cooperation between members and with Earth and to celebrate the happiness of living in group.

Our values: loveliness, happiness, respect, cooperation, simplicity, self-knowledge, spirituality, art & beauty.


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


  • Area: 51.9 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 20
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: Private houses with some group areas

    others in construction


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: We usually have pic-nics open to vistors when we do a guided tour of the premisses and houses.
    How to get there:
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: Three major groups: owners, builders and dwellers with different weights


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Additional Comments: Monthly payments to the Association

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • 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.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Great number of vegetarians

    Individual choice

    Individual choice

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property

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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