8thLife is an EcoVillage project
View looking west to the Atlantic Ocean
This is the Mission Statement of our EcoVillage project:
that stopping the destruction,
working to build soil,
heal our addictions,
change organizational structures
of the global economy
& learn to live in community
starting locally ...
most important & urgent
jobs to do now.
If you are clear for yourself that supporting the transition of
our destructive society to a sustainable world
is your first priority,
you will love this
& we are looking
You can read more about this in the 1) Why section of this web
Arachne garden, houses of neighbours on other side of little valley
See more in the 2) What (& News) section of this web
mainly by planting lots of trees, like this tomatillo
To re-populate an ancient farming hamlet* with 15-25 people
(starting with a smaller group on existing site).
We are committed to using the best wisdom we have to date
to co-create a sustainable
& healthy community & eco-village,
as a theoretical starting base.
To enjoy the big & difficult adventure of learning how to live
productively & in harmony with each other,
with the land, with the local cultures
& with all other species.
With the aim of forming one of the thousands of important
post-industrial 'Leaver' settlements
we need in order to Transition
to a truly sustainable, just & humane economy,
culture & future.
* Finca Luna was the farm we brought in 2006, then in 2014 we brought one of the neighbouring farms, FincaFortuna. These are surrounded by other farms - some for sale now, others probably in the future - which used to comprise an ancient eco-village. The vision is to join up the land under a Foundation (land owned by the Foundation with share-holders having full permanent right of use) as a base of the EcoVillage.
See more in the 3) How section of this web
The legendary Drago trees & Canarian Pines, which can grow in rock:
we have lots to learn about how to survive & thrive, from local ecosystems
Note that it is the People-Care aspect of this project which is unique & we are interested in hearing from people who much more excited about this, rather than the exotic location, as their main motivation for joining us.
So it is now a requirement that prospective members have taken at least this first module of the Integral Permaculture course in order to be included in the internal design process we're carrying out, which is all thoroughly documented on private wikis. See below (WHEN).
See more in the 4) Who for section of this web
The amazing almond-flower spectacle starts in mid-january...
WHEN to Join or Visit us
We are constantly improving the visits program
& now we welcome people who wish to share
with us this exciting and challenging adventure
of transiting toward a life more coherent with our values.
See more in the 5) When to Visit section of this web
La Palma is an island of contrasts ...
here on the road descending from Roque de los Muchachos, 2,500m
Note we do not publish our address nor give it to people we don't know yet because this is our home, & we value having intimacy & safety for our family.
See more in the 6) Where we are section of this web
You can subscribe to our mailing list here. To see all newsletters go here. These are our last 3 newsletters:
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"There is one, and only one, solution,
and we have almost no time to try it.
We must turn all our resources
to repairing the natural world,
and train all our young people to help.
They want to.
We need to give them this last chance
to create forests, soils, clean waters,
clean energies, secure communities,
stable regions, and to know how to do it
from hands-on experience"
"...the greatest change we need to make
is from consumption to production,
even if on a small scale,
in our own gardens.
If only 10% of us do this,
there is enough for everyone. "
- Bill Mollison
We are creating an EcoVillage in solidarity with the citizens movements all over the world that are becoming more conscious of the predatory nature of the system that most of us 'civilized' humans now live in.
It is up to us to change it.
We live in a very beautiful place, but we don't live here as consumers of this beauty, rather as stewards & protectors of the land.
the second understands that we belong to the land.