Last updated: November 13, 2011 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: February 9, 2011


(Tampico, Mexico)

Mission Statement:

orgainic gardening, retreat

Community Description:

This is a community in the planning stages here in the Tampico, Mexico area. We have a climate which permits year round organic gardening and wonderful solar and wind energy opportunities. I have begun and experimental earth bag cottage in my backyard which will combine recess, straw bale, and earth bottle construction as well. After this I will build a two bedroom cottage at the community site right alongside the Panuco river in the Sate of Veracruz Mexico. It is about 33kms. from the city where I live Tampico. I presently have a large organic garden, raise rabbits, chickens and Mario (Italian) the owner of the land has about 20 cows.

My dream is to have about 20 two bedroom homes of similar construction that folks could live on part-time or full time.


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 42 acres
  • Land owned by: An absentee landlord


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: email
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: could be co-ordinated with others


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: 40

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Protestant/Lutheran
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas


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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