The Ecovillage Amat is a new proposal of cooperative housing and work, in la Garrotxa, a region of the Pre Pirinees in Catalonia. A volcanic region with hundreds of hectares of preserved and communal forests, at 1h30 from Barcelona. Where the first worker union was created in 1440, el Sindicat Remença, and where that peasant struggle led to the end of feudalism in Catalunya in 1480.
The Ecovillage will try to offer living spaces for permanent inhabitants, as well as for visitors and friends. We will also try to create work cooperatives in agroflorestry, permaculture, free education, wood work, artistic and eco-academic events and ecologic hostelling, in order to be fully sustainable in the economic level, both individually and collectively.
Our economy combines, as in the Catalan EcoNetworks (EcoXarxes) and Catalan Integral Cooperative, 4 economic spaces: common economy; barter economy; Fair Coin and Euros economy, in cooperative and fair trade ways.
Everybody is welcome to join and share some days or weeks with us, contributing with work, ideas, art, local currency or regular money.
The land, with 70 hectares, was bought in 2015.
At that time (2018) we are finishing the first building, and we can stay there only with tents.
The project is inspired by eco libertarian ideas, hippism, indigenism, ecumenism and pacifism. Tolstoy, Dylan, Lennon or Gandhi. We work with assembly and consensus.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 4
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
To become a permanent inhabitant of the Ecovillage, a co-owner of the land and have the right of use of a personal, familiar or group appartment, we have stablished a Cooperative Share of 50.000€, payed with monthly quotes of 300€ during 13 years.
The ownership of the 70 ha of land begins as a private property with the desire of becoming a collectivized ownership through a Housing Coop, that will own the land and houses, when the permanent inhabitants complete their share of the cost of buying the land and rebuilding.
In addition, temporal inhabitants can share appartments for a fraction of that cost, work and weight in the decisions.
And all visitors and friends are welcome, and can pay their stay with work, local currencies and euros at affordable prices and free share of all the knowledge created in the ecovillage.
Come and visit us, the place is a paradise! at 1h30 from Barcelona up pyrinees!