Last updated: April 21, 2011 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: April 21, 2011


(Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, Peru)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2005
  • Start Living Together: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Ursula Leyva Carbone
  • Address:
    Carretera Tambopata Km 1.5, Puerto Maldonado
    Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios,

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


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization, Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)


  • Area: 4.9 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 6
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • 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


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


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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: We share our work in so called “faenas”

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Mostly lunches

    We are vegetarian at home!

    Only for special days, and rarely

    Tobacco is mostly used as medicine-protective plant

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

Additional Comments

We are 1 mile away of the small city of Puerto Maldonado, enough to feel in the countryside

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Community Affiliations

Zentrum Waldegg


eco-village, community, Peru, amazon, permaculture

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.