Forming Formed: 2003 Established: 2005
This page last updated:11/24/2010
the jaguar tribe
SAN AGUSTIN, HUILA,
(Thousands of foreign vistors confirm that colombia is an undiscovered paradise)
SAN AGUSTIN, HUILA,
(the project is inthe mountains 30 kms from the town, but we have an ecohouse inthe town.)
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THE JAGUAR TRIBE:
We are a galactic synchronization crew studying and practicing Maya Calendar in a place called San Agustín Huila, Colombia. Geographically speaking the place where we live is near to the Magdalena riverīs Birthplace, one of the most important rivers of this country. We are working in a farm close to a forest reservation in the mountains about 2000 meters above the sea level; We started to work two and a half years ago, we rebuilt an old house (six rooms) and make some new constructions, like a communitarian kitchen, non-polluting sanitary batteries, among others.
We want to become sustainable and for that purpose we work, we are actually raising cows for milk, and we grown our own food organically; although we are also dedicated to some activities related with tourism, which is common in the surroundings. Some of the productive activities are developed in town, as for example the distribution of agricultural products. We produce handcrafts as a way of sponsoring new projects inner the community, and provide some services to tourism as the guidance service in the zone and horse renting. We receive visitors and are open to cultural exchange, we are very interested in trading knowledge; we receive visitors in the mountains and in the town. We also are open to cooperation of students and travelers. Although we speak Spanish we are able to communicate with foreign visitors in English. We are not spiritually fanatic; we follow the Maya calendar as a way to evolve individually and collectively; we are very interested in our healing and motherīs nature, and of all the people that comes to visit. We respect the diversity of thinking and religious and spiritual background for what we want is to live in harmony within us and with the beings around us in nature.There are many species of flore and faune that we wish to protect, anyone intereste in visiting the zone, can contact us....thanks.
Former/Other Names: pacal votan project
This page last updated:11/24/2010
Visitor Process: we are open to any kind of visitors,we suggest that people who is plannig to visit us prepare themselves fro an experience that would change the perception of life of everyone who comes to this magical place.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community fits the legal definition of "housing for older persons" * and thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
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.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, 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 domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(2 adults, 3 young and a baby)
(they helps out with field activities)
Open to new members:
(we want to share our vision and expand it)
(we follow the wisest mind ineach situation)
(someone is always in charge, but everyone is on the way to become a leader)
Leadership Core Group:
(the most experienced guide the process)
Labor and Money
(we have a vision which we want to share, but open to effective visions)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(letīs talk about it)
(that depends on the plan we are executing at the moment)
(there are several options to join our community)
(that depends on the level of involment)
Land and Buildings
(very close to nature)
143.3 acres (58.0 hectares)
(plus 50 in forest reservation)
Land Owned By:
(we do not consider ourselves owners but managers)
Number of Residences:
(the plan is to make a house for each family core)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(we havenīt used all the land that thereīs available for growing food)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(when we are together)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(also we respect other peopleīs nutritional habits)
(we do not kill animals for feeding ourselves)
(we do not drink for habit but sometimes we share with visitors)
(we respect people although there are some places in the house where it is not allowed)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(we meditate, pray and each one takes care of his own soul)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(we follow this path but we do not expect other people to see the world we do it, we are open to other worldviews, we just want respect to be the only rule to anyone that walks on the planet)
(our children are not yet ready for school altough in our view we are all being re-educated)
(we are in this place and we want to live here)
(it is not fully finished but it is ready to work)
Number of Units:
just one, we are on the process of building two more
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