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Serene Light Gardens

Last updated: November 29, 2016 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: April 17, 2016

Serene Light Gardens

(Bajamar, Tenerife, Spain)

Mission Statement:

Create an eco-learning center where 1 to 4 families can live and offer a space where alternative lifestyles can be shared and learned.
We aim to have permaculture gardens, bioconstructions buildings. clean energies, yoga, meditation time…. have a look at our video on our crowdfunding page for more information: www.gofundme.com/serenelight

Community Description:

We are just a couple (yasmich.jimdo.com) that is engaged right now with this specific land although we have a whole network of interested persons who might join at some point.
We still actively looking for co-creators, co-owners or focused and responsible volunteers.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Suburban

Housing

  • Status: We have raw land
  • Area: 1.05 hectares
  • Current Residence Types: Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: It is a smoke-, alcohol-, drug-free place. Please come with an open mind and heart and take into account any cost that your visit might create.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: 1 Come and visit us and let’s get a feel for each other
    2 Get involved in practical activities to get to know each other better
    3 Set up a trial period
    4 Become a long-term member

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Library, Workshop, Outdoor Kitchen
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Sufi, Native American
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Video Gallery

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), RIE

Keywords

permaculture, sharing, meditation, amma, therapy, love, supporting each other, life, beauty, ocean,

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