StushBush was created by Anthony Carlos, who used to be a fashion designer in New York and wanted to return to his homeland in Guyana. Stush is a local term for a person who is “different from the regular” and being in nature is referred to as “going to the bush”. StushBush is an ecovillage in the process of being built that welcomes all offbeat artisans who want to live closer to the earth and make sustainable artisan crafts.
The land already has many fruit trees — banana, mango, orange, saffodilla, coconut, guava, guayara, white tea — and a plantation of vegetables. There are birds, monkeys, and baboons, iguanas, and salipenters aplenty.
StushBush has 3 main missions:
- Use art and education to motivate fellow locals to live eco-friendly lives using hands-on, experiential education through workshops and events (i.e. fashion shows, music performances, farm tours)
- Support people’s spiritual journey and healing through personal development through healings, personal development, and retreats.
- Self-produce the basics of a good life — food, clothing, and shelter by co-owning land and homesteading with the local community
Future Facilities: greenhouse, fashion district (recycled and natural eco-clothing made on-site), beer garden, garden + fruit tree plantation, food market, A-frame tiny home campground, kitchen +restaurant with BBQ grill, recycling facility, swimming pond, full homes and residences.
Current stage: *** Looking for members, work exchangers, laborers, and artisans. *** Ready to open for camping October 24th, 2021.
Current facilities: A-frame glamping sites, open land to camp on, main villa, garden + fruit trees.
StushBush will use co-ownership models for owning residences on the property. You can apply to be a resident, and you have the chance to rent land, farm, and bring business to the village.
StushBush is receiving ecovillage consulting from Terrenity (terrenity.org) to help support the design and development process of building an ecovillage.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 1
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Currently looking for long-term residents and work exchangers. To join, you can come live on the property and build a house under a co-ownership model.