Last updated: October 20, 2010 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: January 1, 2007

The Paradise Builders

(Malibu, California, United States)

  • Status: Established
      Established: 2008

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Roman and Antje
  • Phone: 310-237-6456
  • Address:
    30765 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Suite 211
    Malibu, California, 90265
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Read the website. Fill-in the application form online. Wait for the results of the selection process. Once you application has been accepted we will contact you within 10 days .

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Study Life and Human Nature

Community Description:

The Paradise Builders is the name of an open-ended and unprecedented social experiment.

It combines four major aspects:

• An idyllic, uninhabited tropical island
• A sailing yacht
• A diet before fire
• A group of strangers embarked on a unforgettable journey of self-discovery and awakening.

The Paradise Builders is also the title of an upcoming documentary portraying the genesis of the Paradise Builders tribe, the settling of the uninhabited island and all others aspects of the social experiment as described herein.

The driving force behind The Paradise Builders is the study of the biological aspect of human nature within the context of a truly natural environment. We are seeking clues that could help make the world a better, more livable place for present and future generations.

We believe that we, humans beings, just like any other living creature on Earth, are designed for a genetically-set way of life. Many problems in our world today may simply come from the fact that we do not live the life for which we are genetically built.

Inversely, a dietary environment, living environment, social environment and cultural environment that truly fits the human genetic heritage may offer greater chances of well being, fulfillment and happiness.

We are convinced that widening our understanding of who we are and how we function as a species is key to solving the physical, emotional, and spiritual suffering so omnipresent in people and cultures around the world.

Our fields of study include human nutrition, biology, alternative medicine, botany, agroforestry, anthropology, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, sociology, environmental sciences, sexology, sustainable architecture, evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, the science of consciousness, and many others.

We are two founding members who have a strong desire for a community of truth seekers. We welcome people of all age, nationality and race who are, like us, in search of answers about who we are (as a species and as individuals) and what our natural position in the Earth’s ecosystem should be.

If the above resonates with your own quest and field of interest, please do not hesitate to contact us

For further details, please see website.


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Child Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Sacred sexuality and responsible polyamory

Social Factors

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


  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Two leaders, one male and one female

    6 people, in the process of forming

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 500 acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: In negotiation

Labor and Money

  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: No income sharing required. Once a member has been officially accepted, basic living expenses are sponsored by the community.

    Needs to be discussed before joining

    Film work and whatever is necessary to the survival of the group

    Only small contribution required for initial three-week trial period.


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Raw or Mostly Raw
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: All-raw hunter-gatherer paleodiet

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.


film, documentary, rawfood, poly, polyamory, raw food, instincto, anopsology

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.