Sunseed Desert Technology: young people fighting against desertification in Spain

Nearly a third of Spain is affected by desertification. This phenomenon, which is due to global warming and poor soil management, dries the lands and makes them infertile. To prevent that from happening, ecological solutions such as permaculture exist, as evidenced by Tamera and A Quinta in Portugal. In Spain, an English group met more than 30 years ago to study this problem and found … Continue reading Sunseed Desert Technology: young people fighting against desertification in Spain

When ecovillages of the Iberian Peninsula meet in Lakabé, Spain

The annual meeting of the Iberian Ecovillages Network (IEN) took place in Lakabé Ecovillage in August 2017 in the Basque Country. During 4 days, 600 participants (mainly from Spain, Portugal and the Basque Country) gathered to discuss their communities’ activities and ways of life. Open to the public, this event was also an open door for curious city-dwellers who came to look for alternatives to … Continue reading When ecovillages of the Iberian Peninsula meet in Lakabé, Spain

A polyamory festival in Valle de Sensaciones, Spain

Valle de Sensaciones is a human laboratory meant to generate sensations in a natural space for a defined time period. In the Spanish mountains, an hour’s drive from Granada, the community offers experiences such as numerous Tantra workshops, or a polyamory-centred festival during summer 2017. Feedback on this event organized as part of the sensory summer program Summer of Eros … The Valle de Sensaciones … Continue reading A polyamory festival in Valle de Sensaciones, Spain

The revival of a vegan community in southern Portugal

In recent years, a community like no other has been created online. Their aim was to a completely autonomous vegan ecovillage, living in a land of plenty with plants, trees and flowered paths. And they are almost there! After choosing their land in southern Portugal, and overcoming some management problems, the renewed Vegan Hills community began to prepare their land. Between the magnificent eco-constructions and … Continue reading The revival of a vegan community in southern Portugal

Tamera in Portugal: a model for a sustainable future, where we love without fear

Tamera is one of the largest and oldest ecovillages in Europe. The original community members settled in the Black Forest in Germany, before settling in Zegg near Berlin. Far ahead of their times and traumatized by the Second World War, they had the vision of a peaceful alternative world, living in harmony with nature. photo © Ludwig Schramm Tamera was born in 1995 in Portugal, … Continue reading Tamera in Portugal: a model for a sustainable future, where we love without fear

Artistic residency and eco-construction courses in Quinta das Relvas, Portugal

La Quinta das Relvas is an ecological farm located between Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, where the 20-hectare space is dedicated to linking art and sustainable development. Managed by a young Portuguese couple, the farm aspires to become an ecovillage in a few years. Artistic residencies, permaculture and eco-construction courses… everything is done to raise awareness among the public (local, international, young, adult) regarding art and … Continue reading Artistic residency and eco-construction courses in Quinta das Relvas, Portugal

In Quinta, a gigantic space to support permaculture in Portugal

A few steps away from Tamera Ecovillage in the south of Portugal, another major project is being developed: A Quinta. This huge space was acquired by an Anglo-Dutch family, to develop permaculture projects, eco-constructions and offer retreats and environmental education programs. In addition to that, they provide a space dedicated to the creation of micro-enterprises, so that all this is economically sustainable. So far, more … Continue reading In Quinta, a gigantic space to support permaculture in Portugal

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An information website dedicated to ecovillages in Europe. Passionate about the environment and freelance digital nomad in communication, I started an European Ecovillages Tour in 2017 to meet and promote communities living in self-sufficiency, in a sustainable and ecological way. This journey approaches ways of life connected to nature, which can function through exchanging and sharing, respecting local ecosystems and experimenting new social systems. After travelling and visiting ecovillages … Continue reading Welcome!

Permaculture or natural culture of abundance

It is only recently that scientific research has proved that current methods of agriculture have it all wrong. In monoculture,which has been used for years, crops yield is significantly lower than crops yields with multiple combined species, which share soil water and nutrients. Permaculture has shown this for 30 years and the results are surprising. Imitating the processes of nature and being inspired by its … Continue reading Permaculture or natural culture of abundance