Orgiva, Spain

  • Last updated: June 4, 2018 (1 second ago)
  • Listing created on: May 1, 2017

Mission Statement

Our objective is the creation of a sustainable lifestyle in a community environment. Our key principles are to live as close as possible to Nature, and be as sustainable and healthy as possible, to support healing & awakening on every level. ♥mostly raw & organic, strictly vegetarian, gluten-free and no processed/fried/baked foods ♥ no pollutants / toxins on the land or in our bodies, organic permaculture ★ drug, alcohol, marijuana and tobacco-free and we discourage all other forms of addictive behaviour ♥ off-grid, solar electricity with conscious and limited use of Internet and electronic devices ♥ the use of sacred plant medicine in ceremonial context ♫ sacred music sessions ~ singing heart songs ♥ alternative education ☯ a self-sufficient economy from own produce, workshops, events and festivals ∞nomadic & sacred architecture (yurts, domes)

Community Description

Amoraleza is a community project whose goal is to live in symbiosis with Nature as well as a retreat center, dedicated to plant medicine work, with the intention of providing a safe and sacred space to experience an expansion of the heart and the consciousness. We are a family of 6, living on 4 hectare (40,000 m² or 9.88 acres) of land, nestled on the south side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in Andalusia, southern Spain, bordering the National Park. We have our own spring and more than 100 olive trees and a variety of young fruit trees planted in recent years. We are a non-profit association dedicated to health and spirituality and are creating sustainability by offering our place as a place for retreat and reconnection with Nature. Our goal is the establishment of a sustainable community of long-term residents, including families, active in permaculture, self-management of health through high-raw vegetarian nutrition and natural healing and sustainable and low-impact living.


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community, Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 4 hectares
  • Current Residence Types: Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 3
  • Planned Residence Types: Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Visitors can contact us via email.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    There is a 1 year trial period for new members.

  • Additional Comments:

    We also accept short-term members and interns who would like to stay a few months.


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Library, Swimming pond or pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet, Dome and Yurt
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: 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, Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, No processed, baked or fried foods
  • 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): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Shamanism
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: Yes
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)


raw food, vegetarian, children, off-grid, permaculture, sustainability, sacred plants