Stardust Center for Sustainability and Community

Last updated: November 5, 2015 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: May 6, 2011

Stardust Center for Sustainability and Community

(Florida, Landangui, Loja Province, Ecuador)

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


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)


  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: We’re building from scratch


  • Adult Members: 10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Please e-mail us at and tell us what your specific interests in the center/community are. A quick biography including your skills. We are particularly looking for members with the following skills…

    Aquaculture (fish farming)
    Alternative Construction
    Health Care

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: This is completely up to the individual


  • Decision Making: By an individual 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


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • 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!

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet 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.

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


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