Last updated: November 17, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: May 6, 2011

Stardust Center for Sustainability and Community

(Loja Province, Ecuador, Florida, Landangui, United States)

Mission Statement:

create new eco-villages

Community Description:

Stardust Center Mission Statement
To serve as a model of possibility. To educate, encourage and enable the pioneers of new Eco-Villages and Communities.
To live as sustainably and harmoniously as possible and practical with each other and the planet.

Currently in the planning stages for a crowdfunding campaign to buy land in Ecuador

Population

  • Adult Members: -10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: This is completely up to the individual

Social Factors

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

Government

  • Decision Making: By a Community Leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: That’s me right now but am working diligently to spread leadership around!

    Firm decision not yet made but will probably use something less than complete consensus

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: We’re building from scratch

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Independent right now but am hoping for at least one community business

    Maybe depends on situation

    No set limit yet but we have a lot to do!

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • 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 occasionally.
  • Additional comments: Envision eating at least one meal a day communally

    The area in Ecuador we plan to live in has a year round growing season. So, we hope to grow the majority of our own food.

Keywords

Ecuador, South America, eco-village, sustainability, non-profit, community

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