Formed: 2003 Established: 1995
This page last updated:8/21/2011
Flying Fish Organic Village
near Vuaki, Yasawa Islands Group, western Fiji, Blue Lagoon, Yasawa Islands,
(Just a 2-3 hour beautiful boat ride away from Nadi International airport)
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The Flying Fish Organic Village is already built. we have 5 cottages, a grand bure and yoga centre/meeting hall. We grow fresh, organic food and build traditional buildings from all natural materials collected on the island…fully eco-friendly and beautiful
This quiet paradise is powered by the sun’s radiance and human power, where there are no roads and most certainly no cars. We have ample rainwater storage (10,000 litres, a huge organic plantation, boats, and a community dining room with excellent local chefs. Small cottages (Fijian bures) and large tents shelter locals and visitors comfortably.
Please visit for a few weeks or a few months stay, as a voluntourist or potential community member After a one month trial period you may be invited to enjoy three months and with approval you may be invited to stay up to one-year. then you may be invited to become a permanent member. You can also be an annual visitor, supporter or long-term voluntourist.
Imagine a pristine beach of golden sands. A place where music and singing are shared joyfully. Fijians value family, peace and cooperative sharing and welcome you like family!
Organic agriculture, natural building, and sustainable energy empower the villagers to share their enduring lifestyle. Operated by native Fijians and extended family, now joined by sustainability educators and other non-Fijians. We welcome new partners and eco-villagers. This cross-cultural alliance supports traditional Fijian culture while teaching sustainability in an organic setting, creating a model and protecting the natural environment, by creating a sustainable economy for the friendly Fijians. This works.
Native music and ceremony create a deeper cross-cultural experience.
Visitors relax in peace or organize workshops and retreats.
Assist in gardens, daily life or on a community project. Learn valuable skills and traditional life-ways with a very, very low carbon footprint.
To sustain this reality and vision, these friendly Fijians welcome your needed support rather than overly impacting the natural world. In this fragile ecosystem we can help sustain this pristine tropical wonderland.
Financial assistance and donations are deeply appreciated.
Imagine a place where children are safe…a place to swim amongst coral reefs of amazing diversity. Imagine a place that sustains us spiritually. All who join us in this island paradise are touched by the local's gentle ways, by the beauty and peace.
Bula Vinaka! Welcome!
Status: seeking new support for next stage of growth and opening a school of sustainability
Former/Other Names: Fiji Organic Village
This page last updated:8/21/2011
Visitor Process: Please email me in N. America to arrange a visit or obtain information. Visitors are welcome most anytime although we discourage people from February through April. You fly into Nadi International Airport and a daily catamaran goes straight to our island (at Long Beach) from Port Denarau (very close to Nadi) or a local village boat from Lautoka (Sugar City). Come as a guest or voluntourist first; you must contribute financially for fuel, food, and other basic supplies (the food is cooked, and served)—about $25-50 per day (it gets cheaper the longer you stay). Lodging is included and is in a traditional one room cottage right on the beach or in a large tent (cottages may be saved for community members). Lodging is very limited so please contact us in advance for visits.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
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.
Comment: Hopefully you are fit enough for this simple outdoor lifestyle where everyone takes part in the tropical work and fun
Members(adults and children):
(some of us live part time in Vuaki village or are working temporarily on other islands or overseas)
(guests and visitors fluctuate from 0-8)
Open to new members:
(some Financial commitment is necessary...too many indigent people want to sponge off the hardworking community. Please be prepared to make appropriate contributions or don't contact us.)
By a group of elders or other leaders
(You make some decisions for yourself, but within community standards and you must follow guidelines and respect the local elders and managers.. Bigger decisions are made by Elders who are very open and listen to all suggestions fairly)
(Fijian elders and Philip Mirkin make major decisions together)
Leadership Core Group:
(Elder family members and long term members; Fiji Style)
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(All non-Fijians are expected to share some of their financial resources. Standing members have contributed hugely in money and effort)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(you are responsible for your own debts. we can't help you if you are broke, desperate or needy. You must contribute financially irregardless)
(at least 15-20 hours per week)
(Permanent members must contribute substantial donation that goes towards our operations and existing debt to buld the place)
(Mostly for supplies, food, fuel and capital improvements like water system etc. Please don't run out of money here as you can't legally work in Fiji)
Land and Buildings
(A small Island of 500 people with excellent daily boat transportation to/from the big island of Viti Levu, cities and airport)
70 acres (28.3 hectares)
(mostly in farm, coconut plantations and natural wild bushlands with several stunning beaches)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(5 cottages plus a huge meeting hall/dormitory and large tents; year round warm weather allows tent habitation; some members live in Vuaki)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have a large coconut, banana, papaya,cassava, and breadfruit plantation with vegetable gardens, and hundreds of fruit trees)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(Our great local cooks prepare the food, but you can assist in the kitchen if needed by us to do so)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(vegetarians, raw foodists, and vegans welcome)
(we often eat lots of fresh fish, and other seafood but vegetarians eat very well here too)
(We don't bring alcohol to the island but you may, however we prefer you don't We drink kava which does not cause alcohol style problems)
(traditional Fijian suki is enjoyed by some relatives)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We are very open to all faiths. Most members are mixed Fijian/Catholic)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Open to all spiritual paths....all are respected that are legitimate ways)
(Good Public school a 30-minute walk away in Vuaki village for some ages)
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