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Last updated: April 21, 2011 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: April 21, 2011

Kapievi

(Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2005  Established: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Contact Name: Ursula Leyva Carbone
  • Address:
    Carretera Tambopata Km 1.5, Puerto Maldonado
    Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios,
    Peru
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Visit our home-page, send us an e-mail if you are interested in visiting our home and farm, sharing a meal with us for one day, volunteer or just stay for a while and enjoy life!

  • Membership Process

Mission Statement:

sustainable community living

Community Description:

Kapievi Amazonía is a family based eco-village in the Peruvian Amazon. We believe in the communion of people and earth, and we try to live in harmony with all living things, giving back to the earth as much as possible.

We try to adapt permaculture concepts to the design of our home, and to live our beliefs day by day.

The heart of Kapievi is the Maloca, our center to connect to the center, a small temple open for yoga, meditation, different courses… and love.

Kapievi is living outdoors, but working inside… Kapievi is eating amazingly tasty vegetarian food, harvested with our own hands, Kapievi is meeting near the fire with brothers and sisters… Kapievi is about sharing, learning, is art, love and growth.

We love having guests and of course, volunteers to share our dreams with.

Location: Carretera Tambopata Km 1.5 Puerto Maldonado, PERU

Population

  • Adult Members: 12
  • Non-member Residents: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Private School off the property

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Our grandma Pierina Zlatar

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Suburban, Suburban
  • Area: 4.9 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 6
  • Additional Comments: We also use a 25 ha. space for farming and conservation called “Bosque Sagrado”, 9 kms away from the eco-village

    beautiful cabins

    We have a community house for visitors

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: We share our work in so called “faenas”

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Mostly lunches

    We are vegetarian at home!

    Only for special days, and rarely

    Tobacco is mostly used as medicine-protective plant

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Community Affiliations

Zentrum Waldegg

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., Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

eco-village, community, Peru, amazon, permaculture

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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.
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