Paititi Ecovillage

Last updated: November 19, 2015 (1 week ago)

Listing created on: October 8, 2010

Paititi Ecovillage

(Ixiamas, Abel Iturralde, La Paz, Bolivia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2010
  • Start Living Together: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Julian Katari 11/11/81
  • Community Address:
    calle Rosendo Gutierrez no, 759 zona Sopocachi
    Ixiamas, Abel Iturralde, La Paz, 3651
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Read about the community and project in then, write to with a proposal on how you could help make this project and community happen

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

conservation, self sustenance

Community Description:

Candelaria Madidi Ecológico is a community created
with the purpose of implementing ecological projects that will aid in the conservation of a 35,000 hectare territory adjacent to the most critical part of Madidi National Park. The organization is composed mainly of native people from all over Bolivia that share the interest of protecting this region through innovative eco-projects. This area is one of the most critical in the Amazon region since it’s one of the last biological corridors between the Andean foothills and the Amazon plains has not been interrupted by human presence. Ironical to the enormous size of Madidi National Park, this most critical region is the least protected, being so by a thin bottleneck only fourteen kilometres wide. Candelaria Madidi is the terrain adjacent to this bottleneck and the protection of this area is of great importance. For this reason Candelaria Madidi Ecologico has been fighting to establish this area as a community owned protected area and we are now begin projects that will create funds that will allow real conservation and protection efforts to be continuously carried out.

Community status:

Ecotoursim project: A 1,000,000 dollar ecotourism project has been designed and is currently being presented to grant institutions.

Healing center and center for universal knowledge project: A project that involves creating a unified global and ancient knowledge center, a universal wisdom school, a universal healing center. This project is in the design phase.

Ecovillage status: We are looking for people interested in being part of our community. We are currently designing a community layout and are offering different ways to include new members. check the page -english under construction, check the spanish page see in which ways you can join this community.

VOLUNTEERS: We certainly need help from people interested in HELPING this project and the community happen. We welcome people with proposals on how they could help.


  • Adult Members: 200
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: no dogma and the search of truth

    school is the most important

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 86486.9 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: 85% is intangible reserve

    still to establish

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: You can join with work or with 10,000



  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


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


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Additional comments: still to establish

    100% eis the goal

    natural tobacco as a sacred plant


Additional Comments

primary rainforest

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Video Gallery


self, sustainability, conservation, project, rainforest, amazon, ecotoursim, indigenous, natives

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