Chambalabamba is an intentional, mostly latino, clown/ artist eco community (dec.2012) in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. We have flat land in the Andes next to the Chamba River. We have had workers build the infrastructure, such as electricity and water from the gov’t and from our well, plus an irrigation canal for agriculture. We have obtained adjacent properties, adding up to 6 hectares.
We have implemented many features: swimming pond, 6 teepees, all with water, electricity, and wifi, and some with small kitchens. 3 dry toilets, 2 hot showers, a malokka (round building with no walls, 12 meters in diameter, with large kitchen), 2 bodegas (storage spaces), washing machine for clothes, compost for hot shower, gardens for veggies, and cultivation of fields. Fruit trees, oranges, mandarins, coffee, and bananas were already here, we planted around 140 more, 38 chickens for eggs and a large area for them. School with bottle walls, green house for plant propagation, house with tree in center overlooking property for future workshops and retreats, wood working shop, vermiculture, one yurt, well and pump, tree house, family houses, an outdoor stage facing the swimming lake, recording studio for music and film, many circus things, music setup, and much access to the river.
The new property has the new road, a new well and water tank above, and underground pipes for water and electricity throughout, and we will make a new, larger woodwoorking shop next to the well in the far corner of the property. At the highest level of the new property is a large flat space for a center for healing arts, which will be run by donation only and feature the use of our plants and other practices. It will serve all of Vilcabamba.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 15
- Open to new members
people should contact me. we are looking for mainly latinos or people who speak spanish, with artistic skills, technical, agricultural, construction, etc. we like to keep a gender balance, at this moment we could use a few more females. we are all volunteers. people begin as volunteers and after awhile see how it feels to live here. volunteers should bring a tent, stay at least a month, work 4 hours a day, pay $15/ week for food we don't grow here.