In Lak’ech Village

Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Last updated: January 13, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: January 24, 2014

Mission Statement

Sustainable Eco-Community

Community Description

We are located on 10 acres just outside of beautiful Mazunte in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. We have purchased the land and as of January 2014 are just starting to build.

In Lak’ech Village uses a co-housing ownership model whereby community residents have ownership of the ground on which their home sits and fractual ownership of all communal land.

The idea is to build a concious community that values our relationships, our land, and our world. We will also be building a retreat centre on the land and offering yoga, meditation, and other retreats.

We have good water, numerous fruit trees, ocean views — it’s paradise. Come visit, volunteer, or live!


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Small Town


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Current Number of Residences: 2.5
  • Planned number of residences: 6
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please contact us through our website and come visit!

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Please get in touch and come spend some time with us. If after you have spent some time at In Lak’ech either volunteering or visiting and wish to become a member, we will discuss.


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No


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

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Biogas, Biofuel
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), 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, Raw or Mostly Raw, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Buddhist, Native American
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)