Last updated: January 5, 2014 (9 months ago)
Listing created on: January 8, 2012


(Canet d´Adri, Girona, Spain)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010  Established: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Phone: 0034 872 09 65 06
  • Address:

    Canet d´Adri, Girona, 17834

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please send an Email to “” and we will organise the visit.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Intentional community KanAwen

Community Description:

Kanawen Ecovillage. In the Biert Valley, Girona, Catalunya, Spain.
A project for hope, a new life model, a space for harmony, integrity and spiritual
Kanawen is a project to build an ecovillage in the Biert Valley, just 15 km from
Girona. The 280 acres planned for the settlement, will allow us to enjoy the
advantage of this peaceful rural area, conduct a self-sustaining ecological project and
yet, being close to the city, encouraging contact and relations with the wider world.

We are united by the need for a profound change, promoting a more conscious way
of life, in touch with nature, living in community in a socially, environmentally and
economically sustainable way. Our overall objectives are to facilitate personal and
collective spiritual growth, build dynamic relationships within the community and with
others outside, and explore the benefits of mutual support and collaboration.

More information:


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: to defined

    There is no spiritual tradition deeper than truth

    private school in project

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Unitarian Universalist
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: By consent (sociocracy)

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 444.8 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: This is for the 1st phase

    The KanAwen Foundation is the owner

    5 from regional status, as many as needed through the umbrella of the camping

    Not yet completed

    projecting to have as many unit as to home 150 people

    The land doesn’t permit this to be

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: To be decided yet

    one time fee of 7500 euros

    Monthly payment to our legal entity of 80 euros


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Other
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: the project consider self grown food. By now on project of recovering wood land in cultivating lands

    mixed although mostly vegetarian

    mixed although mostly vegetarian

    We run a detox program for tobacco dependent

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)


Intentional comunities, ecoaldeas, permaculture, sustainable living, eco housing, community living

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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.