Last updated: September 16, 2015 (2 months ago)

Listing created on: March 10, 2006


(Port Maitland, Canada)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 1997
  • Start Living Together: 2000
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Address:
    Porter Corning Road 247
    Port Maitland,
  • 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

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: 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


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.), Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization
  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 111.2 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All~ up to 90%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All~ up to 90%
  • 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
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 10


  • 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



  • 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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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


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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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge