Los Visionarios

Last updated: July 13, 2010 (5 years ago)

Listing created on: November 27, 2004

Los Visionarios

(Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 1996
  • Start Living Together: 1999
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Phone: +593-99-581-219
  • Address:

    Vilcabamba, Loja,

  • This Community is Re-forming

    Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Kindly read thoroughly our websites, join our discussion forum, and send an introduction letter to be considered for visiting. Here are the links:

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

sustainable & spiritual focus

Community Description:

We are an intentional community located 10 minutes from the world famous valley of longevity, Vilcabamba, Ecuador. We are founders and members of the Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation. We are seeking people who have a strong desire to live communally. We are part of a network of intentional communities throughout the world linked with similar values to support each other for the creation of a new society. The basic intention of our community is to be a pilot, model demonstration of how to live in a real new world consciousness of sharing on all levels: financially, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: There is no common path for all, but we consider ourselves spiritual. All spiritualities-faiths, beliefs are welcome as long as no one imposes their personal views on others.

    Also Kabbalah, Gnosticism, AMORC, Masonry, Tibetan Buddhism, etc

    It is up to the parents, but we encourage home and alternative schooling.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Native American, Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions, Eastern, Quaker, Sufi, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Ecumenical (includes “all religions”), Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions), Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Private School off the property


  • Type: Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 20 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: We can easily expand to a lot more

    Still under construction

    There is plenty of space to build.

    A combination of country club and coohousing and IC

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: No


  • Required Labor Contribution: No


  • Additional Comments: We are open to both options and/or mixture


    Maintenance fee



  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: Meals is a time for sharing.

    Ideally as self sufficient as possible.

    We like wine ok – Abuse is not tolerated.

    Sometimes we smoke cigars. – Abuse-addiction is not accepted


Additional Comments

30 minutes to city of Loja

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas, The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation

Community Affiliations

Los Visionarios



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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge