Last updated: September 21, 2013 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: March 10, 2006


(Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, Canada)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1997  Established: 2000
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Address:
    Porter Corning Road 247
    Port Maitland, Nova Scotia,
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    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
    max 36

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.


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Based on QBL and western heritage

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 111.2 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: (of 9 planned)

    every family will have a residence.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: 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


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • 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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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Fair Housing Laws

Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.


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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.