The Ecovillage Amat is a new proposal of cooperative housing and work, in la Garrotxa, a region of the Pre Pirinees in Catalonia. A vulcanic region with hundreds of hectares of preserved and comunal forests, and lot of history, at 1h30 from Barcelona. Where the first worker union was created in 1440, el Sindicat Remença, and where that peasants struggle led to the end of feudalism in Catalunya in 1480. -1 century before England and 3 centuries before France.
The Ecovillage will try to offer 5 to 10 living spaces for permanent inhabitants, and other spaces 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, 5 economic spaces: comunitarian economy; barter economy; local currency, FairCoin -p2p criptocurrency-, and Euros economy, in cooperativism 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. The quotes of those willing to live permanently in the Ecovillage, will allow the process of full collectivization of the land to take place. And will offer the Ecovillage the economic means for rebuilding the old houses.
At that time (Winter 2019) we just finished rebuilding the first house, with 2 rooms.
The project is inspired by eco libertarian ideas, hippism, indigenism, ecumenism and pacifism. Tolstoy, Dylan, Lennon, Gandhi… We work with assemblee and consensus, and with work and housing cooperative in a legal level.
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Becoming part of the Ecovillage and visiting us
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, families have to satisfy a Cooperative Share with monthly quotes. This amount is calculated dividing the total cost of the project by the families that will be able to host as permanent inhabitants.
The ownership of the 70 ha of land begins as a private property with the desire of becoming a collectivized ownership through a Housing Cooperative, 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!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org