Port Maitland, Canada

  • Last updated: February 28, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: March 10, 2006

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.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 111.2 acres
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments:

    1 dwelling of 9 planned. Every family will have a residence.


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process:

    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

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    see http://eliopoli.org/who/joining-eliopoli/

  • Additional Comments:

    Spirituality based on western heritage


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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 10
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • 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

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s)
  • Internet Available: No
  • Internet Fast?: No, it is slow.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: No
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


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