Formed: 2012 Established: 2012
This page last updated:10/16/2013
Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center
(45 minutes outside of Cuenca in mountains)
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Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center is nestled in the magical Andes Mountains near Cuenca, Ecuador. Gaia Sagrada is approximately 150 miles south of the equator, consists of 55 acres of pristine land with fresh clean mountain air, peaceful pastures, gardens, whispering pine forests and incredible views. Walks on various dirt roads offer breathtaking views of the mountains and sky.
Live at Gaia Sagrada for only $250 per month in your own private room (shared bath). 5 hrs/wk in the community is required to keep everything neat and clean, things that you would normally do to keep your own home in order.
Live at Gaia Sagrada affordably month to month, no lease or obligation, for 3 months per year as a tourist, or up to 6 months per year on an extended tourist visa in Ecuador. With residency, one could stay indefinitely!
If you really like living at Gaia Sagrada and want to have your own small home, you can join with our Build It Forward program and have your own home. We require you rent for a little while first though, 3 months at least, and make sure Gaia Sagrada is a good fit for you.
Retreats happen occasionally, and residents can participate if they want to by paying the difference between the housing rental fees and the retreat price. You can do work exchange for a portion of the retreat fees if to make it more affordable.
Sauna (coming soon)
Hot tubs (coming soon)
Great company and conversations
And much more!
Life at Gaia Sagrada is a beautiful experience with a laid back lifestyle in a supportive and serene atmosphere. If you are coming for experiencing an eco-village community, you will find a beautiful model in action. You can also take day trips into Cuenca and enjoy the historic district where restaurants and activities abound!
We practice living in the moment, gaining self understanding, and living as gently on the earth as possible.
You will meet people you'll become friends with for life and live a beautiful adventure during this era of change and awakening of humanity in a truly safe place.
If you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, this is the place to be! Gaia Sagrada is the only community of its kind in Ecuador and is the most advanced. You get so much more than just a place to live. You get a balanced lifestyle and you can blossom into your highest potential with others on the same
Gaia Sagrada Eco-Community & Retreat Center, Free Meditations
This page last updated:10/16/2013
Visitor Process: Make a reservation for a Weekend in the Country retreat, which are offered once per month. The prices are very low so it is not hard to just visit, relax and really enjoy what Gaia Sagrada has to offer. As a participant you will see what the residents of Gaia Sagrada enjoy.
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.
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By majority rule
(Founded by University of Metaphysical Sciences in the United States)
Leadership Core Group:
(Staff, UMS Faculty, and Consultants)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Just normal household tasks, a few hrs/wk)
Land and Buildings
(small mountain town in Ecuador)
55 acres (22.3 hectares)
(country roads to walk)
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
(University of Metaphysical Sciences at http://www.umsonline.org)
Number of Residences:
(all buildings house several people, up to 50 people, also community center & dining hall, as well as other buildings for community use)
(However, we allow those who have lived here for a while and fit into the group to build small houses)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(organic farm always expanding)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
(Community members usually eat together once per day)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(Vegetarian or vegan only for cooking, but meat eaters can keep cold meats in fridge. Only cooking meat is restricted in communal areas.)
(Not required to be vegetarian, can keep cold meats in fridge, cannot cook meat in communal all areas.)
(for special events and celebrations)
(allowed in designated smoking areas)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(all spiritual practices welcome)
(We don't offer schooling for children)
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