Last updated: January 4, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: January 16, 2011

Ecovila Clareando

(Piracaia, SP, Brazil)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2004  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Address:
    Estrada Ecológica S/N
    Bairro Dandão
    Piracaia, SP, 12970-00
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We usually have pic-nics open to vistors when we do a guided tour of the premisses and houses.
    How to get there:

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

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.


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

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


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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 51.9 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 20
  • Additional Comments: Private houses with some group areas

    others in construction

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Monthly payments to the Association


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Great number of vegetarians

    Individual choice

    Individual choice

Video Gallery

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Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.

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.