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La Paz Eco Village

Last updated: August 11, 2010 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: August 6, 2009

La Paz Eco Village

(La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico)

Mission Statement:

Ecologically sustainable

Community Description:

We are presently in the process of closing the deal on a 140.81.20 hectares (350 acres) site for the co-creation of an ecologically sound village project outside of Todo Santos, Baja California Sur – Mexico.
We are considering inviting 20-50, possibly up to 100 as it progresses, people committed to this projects’ creation which will include: organic gardening; all of the arts; alternative energy projects; festivals and events; wholistic healing center & workshops; eco tours with plants and various species identification and uses; a multi-media center with recording studio…
This community will be a-political and a-religious, with each person/family having their own homes with sufficient surrounding areas for privacy. Each must be kept in as ecologically sound state as possible and their power supplied via solar and wind energy. No use of chemicals or habitat destructive substances or acts is the rule.
The site being purchased already has considerable work done on it, including a main building in place totaling 1,148.63 sq. meters, with 6 bedrooms (3 first floor and 3 second floor) which are 5 x 3.9 meters and each have bathrooms measuring 3.73 X 2.10 meters, kitchen (with a half bathroom) and dining room areas measuring 5X6 meters each, main hall suitable for small events which is 6 X15 meters and a main salon that is 4.7 X 12 meters. The construction needs completion for interior finishing and stucco exterior, but the structure is a large and in place two story building which can be added to. All rooms but the bedrooms have 6 meter high ceilings. It is already set up to run on solar energy with a battery bank in place, needing the panels.
Other structures are also in place, including a fairly complete 2 bedroom house that is 154 sq. meters (needs a new roof covering). Several Palapas (palm thatched shade areas) are in place that total 270 sq. meters of shaded areas, one with a trailer home beneath it.
An orchard which includes mangos, papayas & plums is in place and producing. Other garden areas are also ready to go. Various ponds exist and others are in place to catch water during rainy season.
There are only 5 neighboring family ranchos in the immediate area and the Sierra de Laguna World Heritage Bio-Reserve (A UNESCO/United Nations program) abutts one side of the property.

About

Housing

  • Area: 347.9 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: Additional housing is planned

Membership

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Contact us at [email protected] with your purpose for visiting.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: The situation is described on our Facebook web page
  • Additional Comments: a-religious

    Community school to develop

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: It is a Council process

Economics

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: As needed for community projects

    Full membership requires equal sharing of cost factors

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: To expand to full self sustainability

    Individual choice

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

Additional Comments

Self sustaining rural community

Closing of purchase now

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

peace, workshops, events, sustainability, volunteer

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.