Last updated: June 20, 2012 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: May 30, 2005

Valle de Sensaciones

(Alpujarras, Granada, Spain)

Mission Statement:

creativity,music,permaculture

Community Description:

Valle de Sensaciones aims to be a place of inspiration and cooperation among creative people. Here we are creating an artistic sustainable paradise. You can find an educational park, experience artistic tree houses or caves, take part in multiple workshops, and jump instantly into community life. The wide range of subjects, like permaculture, green building, eco-technology, LandArt, music, instrument-making, drumming, and shamanism, is merging into an experimental fusion of Nature, Art and Sustainability.

The project is mainly dedicated to people who want to experience this unique lifestyle for a short period, even if we are open for new long-term members in the event that we get a special personal and professional resonance.

Our comunal living is based on our comunity-mandala which consists of a gameboard as a tool to organize the tasks and responsabilities of the comunal living. It enables a comunity to share theese functions in a flowing, flexible, fair and holistic way. It invites you to experience the day by day life in a playfull and spiritual way. It allows for some strategic attitude which might lead some to take things less serious but also might give you a mirror of how much you are willing to take care of comunal needs.
It relates to all areas which need to be covered to be able to live collectively in such an environment: cooking, cleaning, caretaking of the communal areas, gardening etc..

Valle de Sensaciones aspira ser un lugar de inspiración y cooperación entre gente creativa. Aqui estamos creando un paraiso artistico sostenible. Puedes encontrar un parque educativo, experimentar casas en arboles artisticas o cuevas, participar en talleres multiples y saltar instantaneamente a dentro de la vida comunitaria. La amplia gama de ambitos – permacultura, bioconstrucción, eco-tecnologia, arte paisajista, musica, fabricación de instrumentos musicales, ritmo, shamanismo… – crean una fusion experimental entre naturaleza, arte y sostenibilidad.

El proyecto se abre principalmente para gente quien quieren experimentar esta vida extraordinaria por un corto periodo. Sin embargo estamos abiertos para nuevos miembros a largo plazo, en el caso que hay una onda especial tanto personal como profesional.

Population

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 7
  • Visitors accepted: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Other

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 22.2 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 12
  • Additional Comments: 1 ha cultivated, 8 ha mountainsite

    clayhouses, treehouses, caves…

Labor and Money

  • Required Labor contribution: 0

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.

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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.