WHY? Something we learn to ask around our 3 years of life, when our curiosity takes over.
Somehow over time we unlearn to be curious, to ask (and ask ourselves) questions and consequently to give us answers.
Here at Gaia, the most banal and perhaps the most complicated one is: “who are we”? Visionaries? Crazy? Wacky? For which the answer is much more “childish”: we are people who want to live “lightly” from what the world outside imposes: individualism, fake necessities, consumerism, greed, selfishness.
The ex-factory with 115 years of history behind its inveterate production (bricks first, then electrical engineering) has been making room for the Gaia Terra project for a few years. An intentional community that firmly believes in the renewal of a society, seeking balance on planet Earth, through tools such as Manitonquat’s “circle way”.
Equality, free expression and lightness therefore, we bring into all our activities, from cooking (strictly vegan, organic and local), to the cultivation and maintenance of our permaculture gardens; from the search for self-production and food self-sustenance, to the construction of the environments strictly necessary in green building. The icing on the cake is the phytodepuration system, which allows us to give back to our “Stella” river pure, clear and crystalline water as it comes to us from the subsoil of Mother Earth.
As a venue for renovation and very careful not to waste any resources, from food to energy, Gaia offers its spaces in green building (dormitory, 200 m2 multifunctional space, dance floor, kitchen and canteen) to a myriad of activities, from a Biobirthday to the most complex and articulated events (workshops and residential courses over several days).
In any case, the “Gaiaterrestri” are ready to welcome every person open and outstretched minded with curiosity, just like a child expressing their most tender and light wonder towards the world that is temporarily hosting them.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 15
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
To join Gaia Terra, you can be a volunteer:
1. Straw, who collaborates to the project by giving a few hours or days of work from time to time
2. Clay, who participates in specific projects during limited periods
3. Wood, who stays from 15 days to 6 months as a member of the community
4: Brick, the permanent residents that form the decisional circles
Or a guest:
1. At the eco-camping (considering inner and outer spaces)
2. As a worker/student who stays for longer periods enjoying the co-working spaces
3. As an attendee of any of the events promoted here
At this moment, we are specially open for brick volunteers: people who has made this lifestyle a life choice and can offer consistency and stability to a decisional group, strengthening the base.