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Last updated: June 18, 2014 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: March 10, 2006

Eliopoli

(Port Maitland, Canada)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1997  Established: 2000
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.eliopoli.org
  • Address:
    Porter Corning Road 247
    Port Maitland,
    Canada
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
    If you wish to visit us please contact us by email describing who you are, why are you interested and interesting. We are not interested in eco-nomads. thanks

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    see http://eliopoli.org/who/joining-eliopoli/

Mission Statement:

holistic lifestyle

Community Description:

The Eliopoli Project is willing to create an innovative global village in Nova Scotia, Canada. An ecovillage is a model that transforms human settlements into a full-featured sustainable community, harmlessly suited to the natural environment. Eliopoli is a different way of conceiving the ecovillage concept. Indeed, it integrates environmental sustainability, education, social responsibility sharing, participation, decisional and alternative technology with a pragmatic approach that comprehends the development of economical and business activities.

Eliopoli is aimed to create wellness and prosperity to its stakeholders, and represents a cutting edge experiment for a new holistic lifestyle.

Population

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Spirituality based on western heritage

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 111.2 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, up to 90%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, up to 90%[if 3-m1-energy-other] ([3-m1-energy-other])[/if 3-m1-energy-other]
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Other
  • Additional Comments: 1 dwelling of 9 planned. Every family will have a residence.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 10
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Members with debt can join if they can guarantee the payment of the debt

    if you want to build an home you need to enter the society that own the land a part of the income is shared to cover the expenses

Diet

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, up to 90%
  • Food produced locally: 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 often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.

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Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Keywords

heliopolis, eliopoli, Nova Scotia, Canada, ecovillage

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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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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