Forming Formed: 2005
This page last updated:5/7/2013
Valles de Nanzal
(Rep. of Panama)
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Valles de Nanzal Eco-Village is situated on 75 titled acres of lush rolling hillside at between 1,400 – 1,500 ft. elevation, located in the District of Sora, Province of Panama, Republic of Panama approximately 50 miles (1 hr.) west of Panama City, 15 - 20 km. from the communities of Sora(NW) and Chame/Coronado(SW). Access to the property is via a new 6 km. all-weather gravel road off the Bejuco - Sora Highway. There are two perennial streams and 2 aquifers on the property which will be stack-utilized for hydroelectric power generation. aquaculture ponds, agricultural irrigation, and household use. Approximately 75% of the land will be dedicated to community agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and other sustainable uses.
Phase I (30 acres) has been topographically mapped, and preliminary roads, community sites, home sites, and infrastructure locations have been delineated, and will soon be ready for submission to governmental authorities for issuance of a development permit. Permit issuance will allow for subdivision into 12 home and other community sites. Construction of homes and community facilities and infrastructure may begin approximately 90 days after the plan submission.
The founder, Daniel Owsiany has been active in the study and application of Permamculture principals since 1992, and has had formal training, through the Permaculture Drylands Institute (Santa Fe, NM 1992 - 1995) as an accredited Permaculture Designer and Trainer. Daniel has also formally studied Ecovillage Design with Max Lindeggar of Crystal Waters Permaculture Village (Kakwa Ecovillage, 2003).
We are seeking sustainably oriented, skilled, and motivated people, who are physically, spiritually, and financially able to invest and assist in the development of this project. E-mail correspondence should be addressed with “Valles de Nanzal” as the subject.
Status: Initial Development Stages
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This page last updated:5/7/2013
(Prospective members are encouraged to visit the site.)
Visitor Process: Please contact by Email at least 14 days prior to desired visit date.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
By a group of elders or other leaders
(Decision by concensus will be initiated once the community association is established.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Core group shares leadership)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Debt will not be assumed by the community)
(Ownership by share purchase)
(Annual Maintenance Fee for Community Facilities - TBD)
Land and Buildings
75 acres (30.4 hectares)
(Over 75% of the land is dedicated to common development.)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(Phase I - 12 homesites, Phase II - 28 homesites)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Over 75% of the property is available for development of community agriculture/aquaculture.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(A variety of spiritual orientations are welcomed within the guiding principles of respect for the land, and respect for other human beings.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
:: Roman Catholic
:: Hutterian Brethren
:: Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
:: Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
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