Last updated: December 5, 2013 (4 months ago)
Listing created on: January 26, 2010

Gaiam One

(Chimirol De Rivas, San Jose, Costa Rica)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2007  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Tomas
  • Address:

    Chimirol De Rivas, San Jose,
    Costa Rica

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Arrange through email or phone. We accept visitors with similar life values.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Awakening to Truth of Being

Community Description:

This community is 6 years old. It is situated in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. The 10 acres is bordered by the Rio Chirripo (land of eternal waters in indigenous language). The temperatures range from 60-85 deg F (16-28 deg C) all year round. We enliven the land with Biodynamic agriculture and some Permaculture principles. We work with nature spirits.
We seek others who wish to work with the land, farming as well as infrastructure upkeep.It’s a way of giving back to GaiamOne and is to be shared by residents. We are actively seeking persons who are willing to help with farm activities (plants and animals)!
We wish to live as an embodiment of awareness of the unity of all of life. This is of paramount importance. Recognition that there is only ONE and that the apparently separate “us” are That also is essential.
Look online to see writings of non-dual pointers such as Adyashanti, Jac O’Keefe, Mooji and others to see what is the main importance at GaiamOne.
There are currently 5 residents, but we could accommodate as many as 10.

Be guided by your heart rather than mind…


  • Adult Members: -2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Satsang and meditation

    The focus here is not on ‘religions’ but on truth, oneness, unity, wholeness

    Home schooling preferred

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Additional Comments: Status in change from One to group decisions

    In process of evolution

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 6
  • Additional Comments: Corporation

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Contingent upon qualifications but about 3-4 hrs per day

    Not decided yet


  • 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: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: There is nothing fixed about this.

    aiming for 90%. The rest is purchased (organic)

    Sustainable organic diet desired

    Few are vegetarians, most are not.


    Sometimes used in ceremonies. Otherwise discouraged

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Ecovillage, Biodynamic, Permaculture, Awakening, Consciousness, Nature Spirits, Advaita, Non-dual

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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.