Tasmate, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

  • Last updated: March 13, 2018 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: February 1, 2013

Mission Statement

Edenhope is a space for living in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Our way of life is simple.

This is a place to come home to the stillness of being.

A sense of integrity and inner responsiveness to the needs of others is key in such a space, and essential to maintaining a sense of peace and harmony.

Community Description

Nestled in the upper reaches of the Palapa River on the pristine West Coast of Espiritu Santo, is the magical location of the spiritual commune EdenHope. In 800 Hectares of lush green valley and mountain ranges, lives a vibrant community of visionaries, artists and contemplatives, gardeners and plant healers, fruitarians, mystics and indigenous peoples.


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Spiritual or Religious Community
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 800 hectares
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues
  • Current Number of Residences: 8
  • Planned number of residences: 10
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues
  • Housing Provided: Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments:

    There are 5 bungalows, 2 smaller bush cabins and other simple, natural structure planned.


  • Adult Members: 7
  • Child Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Visitor Process:

    We would love to welcome sharings about your life in general as they offer a picture of who you are and what has inspired you to reach out.

    Please consider the points bellow when writing to EdenHope:

    Diet- we eat mainly raw and vegetarian food
    Mental and physical health- Anything that you feel may be relevant
    Living in the Tropics (infections, etc.)
    Skills and inspiration
    Spiritual path
    Community living experience
    History with intoxicants
    To get to know you better we would love to talk to you over Skype and can arrange a time.

    Please email your bio, with a photograph (optional), to:

    [email protected]

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    If complete resonance is found in communications, you may be invited to visit.


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 25
  • Open to members with existing debt: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Waterfront access, Internet, Tropical jungle
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: No, it is slow.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), 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 Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw
  • 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.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    We follow a diet according to the principles of ahimsa (peace and compassion)

    We do not consume coffee or other caffeinated drinks/foods. If any raw chocolate only on special occasions.

    Anyone who would like to visit is encouraged to be comfortable with a mostly raw diet

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Additional Comments

We are always open to accept new residents. If you feel deeply called to be part of the EdenHope experience please refer to our contact page on the website.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), GENOA

Community Affiliations

East of Eden