Aldeia, family collective

Project

Organization

Contact

Websites: 
Website: 
http://www.communityinbrazil.com
Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/aldeia-community-brazil
Emails: 
Contact: 
[email protected]
Guests: 
[email protected]
Volunteering: 
[email protected]
Contact address: 
Caixa Postal 47, Bahia
Itacare -
45530-000
Brazil
Telephone: 
Landline: 
+55 71 40628986

Team

Members: 
15
New members: 
Searching for new members
Colaboradores: 
15
New colaboradores: 
Open for collaborators
Additional information about joining the project: 
Workshop-visitors welcome, Non-working Guests welcome, Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome.

Aldeia is an open space where each individual can express him or herself in his or her own unique way

We are a group of friends and families attempting to live together, and in harmony with nature. We believe in having a relationship with the land we live on.

We believe in community, in the sharing of resources, skills and ideas. Each member of our community has a skill to teach and a perspective to share, but we more than anything else, seek to be students; students of nature, of our common history, and of community living.

Our goal is to create a space where we as individuals, and we as families, can flourish, where physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth is fostered and encouraged.

We do not follow any one path, any one school of thought, but rather, try to maintain an open space where each individual can express him or herself in his or her own unique way, and grow in his or her unique direction.

Settlement

People

Inhabitants: 
12
Children: 
5
Visitors per year: 
30
Type of visitors: 
Participants in workshops and courses
Holiday guests
Guests during events
Work exchange
Volunteers

Living with the land

Total amount of land: 
34 ha

Best practices

Integral participatory design

Leadership: 
We are collectively taking decisions by consensus.
Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
100%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
100%
Educational courses and experiences: 
We believe in Unschooling, Free Schooling, Active Education and Life Learning. We hosted a Gaia-EDE course and we promote children gatherings.
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
100%

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
100%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
100%
Diversity: 
100%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
100%

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
100%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
100%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
90%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
90%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
100%
Common vision: 
100%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
75%
Sustainable transport: 
75%
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
75%
Organical food: 
20%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
75%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
100%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
100%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
100%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
100%
Strengthening local economy: 
100%
Economic justice: 
75%
Collective ownership: 
100%