Forming Formed: 2010 Established: 2005
This page last updated:3/31/2013
Dos Tortugas Ecuador
El Matal, Canton Jama MANABI, Manabi,
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At long last, our dream is in progress as we launch into a new/old adventure. There are two of us who have been together for five years, one german, one americano. Our combined skills include building, architecture design, education, teaching, library and experience in communities. We have established good friendships and connections with the people in the surrounding pueblos, and gained their respect.
We bought the land and put in the infrastructure. Currently, two houses are finished; the primary one also has two rentals.
A third on is in progress and should be ready for occupation in two months.
Our new member is a school psychologist for nearby towns; due to her work, community experience & excellent spanish, she is the most integrated gringo we know.
We also had another friend move in with us; he is an architect and former developer. His skills will come in handy for our future development.
Our project is not intended for profit nor investment. Instead, we are looking for pioneers who have the ability to lay the ground work for long-term living and retiring in this single-family and co-housing village. Bottom line is to care for each other and the larger family without ending up in a retirement or nursing home.
The average temperature here 76 degrees, and we have two seasons: wet and dry. This year we had a good rainy season, appreciated by our trees and crops. We put in a thousand plants, including papayas, citrus, mangoes, bananas to hardwood trees, plus established our first gardens and field crops, semi-organic (still trying to co-exist w/ mother nature, see what she allows us to grow). Down here, permaculture is a whole new ballgame, esp. when met with hungry creatures ranging from leaf-cutter ants to 4 ft. long iguanas! That's why we built a greenhouse. We can protect our vegetables with netting and not spray...
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This page last updated:3/31/2013
Visitor Process: Contact us, give a description of such things as: age, your background, skills, plans / dreams language, experience, etc.
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: We agree with non-discrimination; however, since we are located in Ecuador, American laws do not apply here.
Members(adults and children):
(right now we two are the leaders)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
12 acres (4.9 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(potentially 3 single-family & 1 co-housing/8 pods)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(this is up to the parents)
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Current editor(s): peter2lisel
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