ECO VILLAGE PROJECT IN ENGLISH

VIDEOhttps:s: Valores y propósitos de la Ecoaldea Vegetariana Espiral. SUBTITLES IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH RECTIFICACIONES A LO QUE SE DICE EN EL VIDEO: En este momento hemos evolucionado en alimentación y: ahora toda la alimentación que entra en la Ecoaldea es vegana. La alimentación del medio día y cena es comunitaria, vegana, sin gluten, ecológica ( si lo permite la producción de la huerta) , seguimos la compatibilidad de los alimentos y en las dos comidas solamente bebemos agua. RECEITAS A LO QUE SE DICE EN EL VIDEO: Este é um momento evolutivo em alimentação e: agora toda a alimentação que entra na Ecoaldeia é vegana. A alimentação do asmorço e jantar é en comunidade, vegana, sem glúten, ecológica (que permite a produção da horta), seguimos a compatibilidade dos alimentos e nas duas dos comidas so consumimos água. RECTIFICATIONS TO WHAT IT SAYS IN THE VIDEO: At this moment we have evolved in food and: now all the food that goes into the Ecovillage is vegan. Half-day and dinner meals are communal, vegan, gluten-free, organic (if allowed by the orchard), we follow the compatibility of food and in both meals we only drink water.

ECO VILLAGE PROJECT IN ENGLISH

ECOVILLAGE WITH FREE EDUCATION FOR VEGETARIAN PERSONS

This is a translated summary of most of the Spanish pages. You might still like to browse through the Spanish pages to see the photos
Please read if possible all of the information, but at least the “How to visit” part, before contacting the ecovillage for a visit.

Contents:

HOW TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE
CONTACT

LOCATION
PROJECT SUMMARY
HOW TO JOIN THE ECOVILLAGE & FAQ

HOW TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE ?
IMPORTANT: AT THE MOMENT WE CANNOT RECEIVE SURPRISE VISITS EVEN FOR VERY SHORT VISITS. ONLY THOSE PERSONS THAT  HAVE CONFIRMED THEIR VISIT MAY COME HERE.
In order to get your visit confirmed, when you know your arrival and departure dates, please request the visit following the steps below. We will explain the types of visits we receive in these moments, the conditions, the information that you are asked to send us together with the proposed days of the visit.

ARRIVAL DATES TO THE ECOVILLAGE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO VISIT US, EXCEPT FOR THE VISITS OF THE LIGHT THAT MAY ARRIVE ANY DAY OF THE MONTH: We accept Light visits and Water visits throughout the year, except the months of November to February, in those 4 months you can request the Winter Visit in Peace First Part (November and December), the Christmas Visit and / or end of the year and the Winter Visit in Peace Second Part (January and February) The visits of Light and Water They can visit us at any time of the year, outside of those 4 months.

THEREFORE AT THIS MOMENT WE HAVE 4 TYPES OF VISIT:

1) WINTER VISIT IN PEACE AND WINTER VISIT IN PEACE PART TWO

ASPECTS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE REQUESTING YOUR WINTER VISIT IN PEACE The Winter Visit in Peace Second Part is all the same except that it refers only to the months of January and February.

1) Have visited the ecovillage for at least 15 days in the 3 years prior to your winter visit. Therefore, if you have never visited the Spiral Ecovillage, you have a maximum to do so in the second half of October or in the Christmas Visit and / or New Year’s Eve, for the Winter Visit in Peace Second part.

2) Having read you well and calmly, all the information on the ecovillage website. Remember that our diet is vegan, without coffee, without alcohol, without tobacco or mate, or drugs, without television. You want to experience a life without any of that, but in connection with nature.
3) The Winter Visit in Peace First Part lasts 2 months you have to be aware that you want to be the 2 months, as a Water Visit for practical purposes (on the web it talks about this type of Visit) in November and December and / or January and February. On March 1 the Winter Visit ends in peace.
4) This visit has a donation equal to that of the Water Visit, but with a discount. Therefore, the donation is 1,111 euros, which includes, during the 4 months: transportation to the ecovillage, sleeping in the house of the stars that has a wood stove and all mid-day meals and dinner (not includes breakfast). This donation must be given in full for your confirmation of the Winter Visit, before starting the visit. If for any reason you decide to leave your Winter Visit in Peace before the 4 months are complete, then nothing is returned. Therefore you have to live this experience with a conscious decision. If you only request the Winter Visit in Paz Primerap0arte or only the Second Part, that is, to visit us not the 4 months but the two months of November and December OR January and February, the donation is half: 555.55 euros In this case, remember that if you have never visited the Spiral Ecovillage, you have to visit us before, at least 10 days, to request your Winter Visit in Peace Second Part.
5) You have to request your Winter Visit in Peace to the Ecovillage, through a questionnaire that you have later.
6) At the end of your Winter Visit in Peace Second Part, you can request a normal Water Visit and if the ecovillage assembly agrees you could continue in the ecovillage for a maximum of 3 months, then, if you do not start the integration to the ecovillage, I finished your stay for that year.
7) The Winter Visit in Peace has been promoted as a result of the requests of the people who visited us in 2020, to spend a winter away from all the general energy that surrounds the cities since that year and be able to be in harmony and at peace with you and with nature. Until now, in those months, the Ecovillage was in a period of internal development and did not accept visits. In this period, therefore, the ecovillage does not accept Water Visits or Light visits.

To request the Winter Visit in Peace, the Winter Visit in Peace Second Part or request any information about it, send an email to the ecovillage: ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com

Thank you for your collaboration with the project. A hug

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE WINTER VISIT IN PAZ PART ONE OR FOR THE WINTER VISIT IN PAZ PART TWO:

WINTER VISIT IN PEACE QUESTIONNAIRE

(Copy, paste and answer all the questions in order)

1) Names of the people who visit us and the ages of each visitor.

2) Landline and mobile phone numbers to contact if necessary.

3) Trades and other aspects of skills and work experiences.

3.1) Do you have any kind of physical or mental illness or disability?

4) Opinions on the project in general and also CONCRETE, how you harmonize AND WHAT OPINION DO YOU HAVE ON the topics of: (ALWAYS ANSWERING SEPARATELY FOR EACH OF THE PEOPLE WHO VISIT US).
4-1) Food.
4-2) Self-sufficiency.
4-3) Early childhood education.
4-4) Ecology.
4-5) Spirituality.
4-6) Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, television, mate and coffee.

5) SPECIFY how they are currently developing in your daily life, FOR EACH OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO VISIT US AND WHAT THEIR EVOLUTION HAS BEEN, the aspects of:
5-1) Food.
5-2) Education -if it were the case-.
5-3) Self-sufficiency.
5-4) Ecology.
5-5) Spirituality.
5-6) Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, television, mate and coffee.

6) In which you consider that you can help or contribute to the community and it to you.

7) What is the reason why you want to experience the community life of this ecovillage.

8) What community activities would you like to do during your visit to the ecovillage.

9) In these moments, is your life transforming internally?

10) How would you define your personality?

11) From what town are you coming and by what means of transport would you come.

11.1) If you come with a car and given the current situation, are you open to bringing people in your car, sharing expenses? If the answer is yes, tell us 1) how many free places you have and 2) where you leave and through which main towns you pass. And we advise you to place an ad on the facebook group of the ecovillage called: AUTOSTOP Y BOLEIA TO: ECOALDEA ECOALDEIA ECOVILLAGE VEGETARIANA ESPIRAL, Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202679633675004. We remember that both in this group, as if the ecovillage does it directly, we only put people in contact and you can only come sharing a car if before the Ecovillage has confirmed the visit to all the people who come in the car …

11.2) If you come without a car and you want to come with the car of someone who also visits us, sharing expenses, then tell us: where do you come from and what main towns do you pass through? And we advise you to place an ad on the facebook group of the ecovillage called: AUTOSTOP Y BOLEIA TO: ECOALDEA ECOALDEIA ECOVILLAGE VEGETARIANA ESPIRAL, Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202679633675004. We remember that both in this group, as if the ecovillage does it directly, we only put people in contact and you can only come sharing a car if the Ecovillage has previously confirmed the visit to all the people who come in the car.

12) How the ecovillage information got to you.

13) Ecovillages that you have visited and your experience in them, how long you have been, how everything has worked, opinions, coexistence, etc.

14) What days do you propose to make the previous visit to Agua. Say the day of arrival and on November 1, you would become a Winter Visit in. REMEMBER THAT, except for the Luz visit, the Water Visit THE MINIMUM VISIT DAYS ARE 16 DAYS (15 nights).
15) Tell us what type of visit you are: Winter Visit in Peace or Winter Visit in Peace, second part?

16) Open space for you to tell us what you want. Questions, opinions, etc.

17) What languages ​​do you understand and speak enough to be able to communicate with people.

18) Put the link to your facebook and / or telegram profile.
19) Have you calmly read all the pages of the web?

19.1) You read the last update on the 100 euros donation for the two weeks that is for general expenses and that includes lunch, dinner and the arrival and departure of the 4 × 4 and the following weeks at 42 euros per week, from the Previous visit of Water? . And did you read the conditions of the Winter Visit in Peace?

20) Tell us which system you choose to sleep in your previous visit to Agua or Luz (in your winter visit in Paz, it is planned to sleep in the stars, but if once in the ecovillage, you would like to sleep in another place, it could be arranged: Right now there are five possibilities:

1) In the chestnut trees: In bunk beds in a space shared by 6 people, in one of the stone houses, with a shared community bathroom:

If the visit is for 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 4 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from night 21, the donation per bunk is 3 euros per night.

2) Also in the ecovillage we have a small wooden house measuring 12 square meters. It is a single space. It does not have a bath house. Therefore, it can accommodate a maximum of 5 people, although 1 to 4 is ideal. This is an intimate space, which we make available. This space is not for sharing. In other words, the people or families who choose this option will be alone in the house, whether they are one person or 4 or 5. The donation, if you choose this option, is:

If the visit is 10 nights or less, the donation per wooden house is 10 euros per night THE FIRST PERSON, each person more is 8 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per wooden house is 9 euros per night, each extra person is 7 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from night 21 to night 30, the donation per wooden house is 8 euros per night, each extra person is 6 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 30 nights, from the 31st night, the donation per wooden house is 7 euros per night. each extra person is 5 euros per night.

3) IN THE MIMOSAS, IN BEDS in a space shared by 6 people, in one of the stone houses, with a shared community bathroom for the people who sleep in the haystack, WOOD HEATING, CENTRAL, SPACIOUS, WITH LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT And it allows to put mattresses on the floor for smaller boys or girls, to be next to mom or dad:

If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 7 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 6 euros per night.
If you are staying for more than 20 nights, from night 21, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

4) IN A SMALL Loft (ONLY IN WINTER) with mattresses on the floor, all made of wood, it is narrow but it is the warmest space in winter of the entire ecovillage. He’s in the big house. Due to the difficult access, it is only for adults and recommended for young people and in winter. Space shared by 5.

If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation per mattress is 2 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per mattress is 1 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from night 21, the donation per mattress is 0.5 euros per night.

5) CASA DE LAS ESTRELLAS: Large new house, made of wood, with two collective spaces of 4 seats each, without a bathhouse or shower (it will be done, but it is not there now) and with beautiful views of the valley of the ecovillage. The house has a large space that is for collective activities. The donation of the house of the stars is:

If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 7 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 6 euros per night.
If you are staying for more than 20 nights, from night 21, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

21) Tell us which of these two options you choose during your visit to the ecovillage:

You arrive by car and we pick you up with the 4 × 4 in the town near the ecovillage, it is a paved road without problem.
You arrive at Cabeceiras de Basto by bus, by plane or by other means. Remember, arrival is from 3.30pm in the afternoon and from Monday to Friday (at 7pm is dinner)

2) CHRISTMAS AND / OR END OF THE YEAR VISIT

We open the Ecoaldea Espiral, to spend Christmas and / or the end of the year in the Ecoaldea.

You can come, as a Visit of Light, the nights you want with a minimum of 2 nights and a maximum of 16 nights between the dates of December 22nd and January 7th. Later you have the conditions of Luz’s visit. With the only difference, that this visit to spend Christmas and / or the end of the year, the visit is previously confirmed with the deposit of a donation of 44 euros, then in the Ecovillage this issue is regularized. There will be special Christmas and New Year’s Eve food, as well as activities and walks through this paradise. You can also come just to spend Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve, in these cases there is a supplement of 12 euros.

Let’s remember that in the Spiral Ecovillage, all the food we consume is vegan and we DO NOT consume TV, tobacco, tea, alcohol, drugs or Wi-Fi.

3) WATER VISIT
ARRIVAL DAYS FOR WATER VISITS and OTHER GENERAL QUESTIONS:
MARCH 2022: first day of arrival for Agua visits is March 1 or 2 or March 15 or 16.
APRIL of 2022: the first day of arrival for Water visits is April 4 or 5 or April 18 or 19.
MAY 2022: first day of arrival for Agua visits is May 2 or 3 or May 16 or 17.
JUNE 2022: first day of arrival for Water visits is June 1 or 2 or June 15 or 16.
JULY 2022: first day of arrival for Agua visits is July 4 or 5 or July 18 or 19.
AUGUST 2022: first day of arrival for Agua visits is August 1 or 2 or August 15 or 16.
SEPTEMBER 2022: first day of arrival for Water visits is September 1 or 2 or September 15 or 16.
OCTOBER 2022: first day of arrival for Agua visits is October 3 or 4 or October 17 or 18. October visits can end, maximum on November 1. From November 1 to February 28 (included) the Ecovillage is in time for internal development. Therefore, in this period there are no Water or Light visits, Only the Winter Visits in Peace First part (November and December), the Christmas and / or New Year’s Eve Visits and the Winter Visits in Peace Second Part ( January and February). Therefore, all year round the Ecovillage is open to visits, read well the conditions of each type of visit.

As you can see, except for a few months, you always arrive on the 1st or 2nd, or the 15th or 16th. But if any of these days coincide on Saturday or Sunday then it will arrive on the first Monday and Tuesday that follows in that fortnight.

The day of arrival and departure of the Agua visits is never on Saturday or Sunday. Luz’s visits can arrive or depart on Saturday or Sunday. Although the Visits of Light can arrive the day they want, if you do it on the days that the visits of Water arrive, then you can participate in the first week of ecovillage activities: temple walk, talk about food and food compatibility (very interesting), and the magical walks, within the land of the Ecovillage: vision walk, etc (which are done in the first week of every fortnight) and other heart activities (all of them free and free).

RECOMMENDATION: although the minimum number of days for the Agua visits is 15 nights (except the Luz visit), as two days are the arrival day and the departure day, in reality they are 14 whole days. . Luz’s Visit remains the same: the minimum is 2 nights and there is no maximum. Experience tells us that with 16 days, it gives little time to get to know each other, feel the people and their energies and get to know the spaces of the ecovillage. With a visit of 16 days …. when you begin to feel inner peace and be more in harmony with the people, the spaces, their energies and the valley of the ecovillage …… the 16 days are over. Ideal, at least, a month, but we also know that all people do not have that time and you have to adapt the days of the visit to the time you have … there is always a second visit. The visits of the Water or Light that they can, we recommend at least one month, since it is from the third week that you feel the connection and full integration with the land that welcomes you and the nature that surrounds you.

WE RECOMMEND: FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN ALLOW IT, WITHIN THE FIRST 16 DAYS OF A WATER VISIT, IT CAN BE, AT LEAST THE FIRST 3 TO 5 DAYS, A LIGHT VISIT. SO, BEFORE STARTING WITH THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY AND THE NORMAL ACTIVITY OF THE ECOVILLAGE, YOU ARE AT YOUR PACE, FEELING AND CONNECTING WITH THE NATURE OF THE ECOVILLAGE AND HARMONIZING YOUR FREQUENCY WITH THE FREQUENCY OF PEACE, LOVE AND LIGHT OF THE ECHO ENERGY . In this case, you would ask for your normal Agua visit for the days you want (minimum 15 nights), and you would say that the first 2, 3, 4 or 5 … nights (whichever you decide), you will be from the Light . So, in those first days, you will do nothing, except eat healthy, take walks, feel the peace and silence and leave the city, the past and the matrix behind ……… reconnecting with your own authentic being that is in you …… INITIATING THUS, THE NEW WAY ……

WE REMEMBER:

That the visits of the Water, can propose a visit of a minimum of 15 nights (counting all the types of visit that some) and the maximum limit is three months a year (adding all the visits of that year) and therefore, the visit can be of: 16 days or 4 weeks or 2 months or 3 months (whatever you want to propose). And that, after the Agua visit, you can propose to extend your visit and if both parties agree, you can continue living in the ecovillage, up to 3 months. At any time, if your Water Visit of the year was for a minimum of 3 months, on your second visit, you can also make a proposal to start the process of Integration to the ecovillage.
IMPORTANT: At this moment, which is the START OF THE ECOVILLAGE, except for the visit to Luz, during your visit to Agua, you do the same as we do ALL THE WATER VISITS OF THE ECOVILLAGE: 1) We contribute 100 euros of donation to the ecovillage the first 15 nights of visit to Agua. From 15 nights, the donation for each week is 42 euros, from 8 years inclusive, which includes lunch at noon and dinner EVERYDAY + transport in 4×4 on the day of arrival and transport in 4×4 on the day of departure, does not include sleeping. No donation would be made for boys and girls from 0 to 3 years old, the donation for boys and girls from 4 to 7 years old, inclusive, would be half, and that contribution includes lunch and dinner. For these two meals, the food we cook, except fresh products, almost all the rest of the products are 100% organic (CEREALS, PASTA AND LEGUMES). Each person who visits us contributes, the day they arrive, their donation in cash, which corresponds to all the days that the visit lasts. This donation therefore includes lunch and dinner for the people who visit us. 2) Except for the visits of Luz, that their contribution to the project is economic and if they wish they can have all the time of their visit free, the rest of the visits of Water, those who live in the ecovillage (seed) and the Integration Visits of the ecovillage, to help the project we carry out 3h30m of community activity, 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday and from 10am to 1.30pm in the morning and ALL PEOPLE participate in the kitchen on a rotating basis. These people meet at 9:30 in the morning from Monday to Friday, to organize the community activity of the day, pass on various information and do the activity of gratitude to the new day. The rest of the time, it is free.
IMPORTANT: If you want to be a visit from Agua, but the day that you can arrive at the ecovillage does not coincide with one of the days of arrival at the ecovillage listed above, then you CAN request a VISIT OF LIGHT and then TRANSFORM IT INTO A VISIT OF WATER the first day of arrival of the Water Visits. In this case, you can from the beginning, send us the two separate proposals for a visit of Light and water but in the same email, or, once you are in the ecovillage, depending on what you believe, you send us or not, your proposal to transform you into a visit to Agua. In this case, for the computation of the first 15 nights, the days of Luz’s visit + the days of Agua’s visit are added.
ATTENTION: Remember, the arrival to the ecovillage of the visits of Agua and de Luz is always from 3:30 p.m. (at 7:00 p.m. is dinner) and from Monday to Friday (the Visit of Luz, you can also arrive or leave on the weekend). It may be that you arrive at Cabeceiras de Basto or the small town near the ecovillage. If you arrive by bus, you arrive at Cabeceiras de Basto, then you will take a taxi to the town near the ecovillage, in your visit confirmation we will give you the contact of the taxi that will charge you 10 euros. In either case, we will always specify the time that we pick you up with the 4X4 from the ecovillage, in the town near the ecovillage and we will take you by 4×4 to the ecovillage. Due to the poor condition of the road and by decision of the assembly, we can only reach the ecovillage with the 4×4

5. Keep in mind that the visits or integrations to the ecovillage of our friends the dogs and cats, IS COMPLETE. Therefore, you cannot visit us or start the integration process if any member of the family is a dog or cat. In the lands of the Spiral Ecovillage there is a lot of natural animal life: ferrets, badgers, deer, real owls, otters in the river of the ecovillage, all kinds of lizards, lizards and frogs and toads, all kinds of birds, and a lot of life magic, etc. Maintaining the ecological balance is a challenge knowing that any animal that we introduce on this earth (including humans) disturbs that balance. That is why we have limited the presence of domesticated animals. We are aware that in many cases this supposes the limitation of humans, since many times dogs and cats accompany us as part of our family. Of course in these cases, we trust that people will continue to take care of these wonderful family members as always. Perhaps there are lands of other projects and ecovillages, where life in a natural state is very little or almost null, since it is already very worn out and the life of humans and other incorporated animals does not affect that space so much because the ecological balance is already broke up a long time ago, maybe those are good places to share our life together with our friends the dogs and cats. And perhaps, with care, love, respect and living the maximum harmony with the environment, we can achieve, over time, that life returns to nature. Well, there we are, we are the problem, but we can also approach life with another vision and be part of the solution. We are optimistic, but we think that, although nobody is perfect, now it is time to take action, putting the accent on our practice.

REMEMBER: On every day you visit us, we do not consume alcohol, tobacco, drugs (marijuana, tea, coffee, mate, etc.), television, meat, fish, NEITHER MILK OR MILK DERIVATIVES, NOR EGGS, or derivatives of these WE DO NOT CONSUME THIS EITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE ECOVILLAGE ON EVERY DAY THAT THE VISIT LASTS. Breakfast is free, so you bring for breakfast yourself, whatever you want to have for breakfast (of course, no animal milk, no coffee, no tea, no mate and only drinks that are: water (in the ecovillage we have wonderful and free water), vegetable milk, fresh juices squeezed at the moment or infusions. The meals within the ecovillage are all vegan and the two community meals, which is the lunch and dinner are 100% vegan and we only drink water, also following the compatibility table of the food and all the community food is gluten-free. Lunch and dinner are shared and we eat together and at the table we only put and eat what the cooks cooked for that meal. Keep in mind that, fruit and bread, They are for individual consumption, for breakfast or a snack and that each person buys. In the ecovillage store you can buy many products, all vegan and organic, for your breakfast and snack. We have a place for car in the ecovillage. gar mobiles and two sites so you can connect and call with your mobile. Mobile phones or other electronic devices do not go around the ecovillage, they are always in the intimate space (where you sleep). Therefore, to see at night bring a flashlight and to take photos bring a camera. In the ecovillage we do not use Wi-Fi or internet, you can do this in the nearby town. In the time that your visit lasts, live and experience a different life !!.

Do not bring for your visit: any competitive game or material that is normally used or used for competitive games, or slot machines that have games. Live this experience leaving in the city the habits of complaints and non-constructive criticism, insults and the use of words or expressions that may harm or annoy other people. Your inner being is powerful…. it’s LOVE… you don’t need any of that. Therefore, also try to get to the Ecovillage, detaching yourself as much as you can, from the ego, the need for recognition and attention, individualism and competition … beautiful walks and landscapes to share and feel the nature, the water, the light, the rocks, the stars, the trees, the sky, the light and the colors and sensations that accompany them and that we feel in these walks.)

The Water Visits are people who WANT TO VISIT US FOR MANY POSSIBLE REASONS: 1) to know and experience a life in an ecovillage 2) to be charged with energy and inner or physical healing 3) they want to consider a change in their lives 4) They simply come on vacation 5) rest from the rhythms of life in the city 6) want to integrate into the Spiral Ecovillage, etc.

Water people FEEL AND VIBRATE WITH THE PROJECT. His desire is to be close, close and flow with the project, following the heartbeat of the ecovillage. THE DESIRE OF THE WATER PEOPLE IS TO HELP THE ECOVILLAGE AND TO DO THAT THEY VISIT US.

Thus, they visit us to collaborate in our daily tasks or in some specific or seasonal activity. They help us make the project come true.

The minimum time of the Water Visit is 16 DAYS (15 nights) and the maximum of three months in a whole year.

The Water people:

1) They carry out 3.30 hours of community activity a day for 5 days from 10am to 1.30pm and two days without community activity.

2) While they are visiting the ecovillage, out of respect for the project, the days you are with us (inside and outside the ecovillage), EXPERIENCE LIVING ACCORDING TO THE PRINCIPLES OF THE ECOVILLAGE: no television, no alcohol, without tobacco, without drugs, without coffee, without mate, without machines and with the food of the ecovillage.

4) They send us a letter through the mail answering the following points: copy, paste and fill in, (important: answer point by point and sub-point, separately for each person)

The steps to be able to carry out the Water Visit are the following:

a) Having carefully and calmly read the ecovillage project and all the information on the Web, any questions are raised by mail.

b) Having contacted the ecovillage through email, in which you have sent us the questionnaire corresponding to your visit (if you are a family or group, each person separately) who wants to visit us, exchanging information, of the following points: (TRY TO DEDICATE THE TIME AND CALM NECESSARY TO ANSWER THESE POINTS WITH ALL SINCERITY, CONFIDENCE AND DEPTH):

1) Names of the people who visit us and the ages of each visitor.

2) Landline and mobile phone numbers to contact if necessary.

3) Trades and other aspects of skills and work experiences.

3.1) Do you have any kind of physical or mental illness or disability?

4) Opinions on the project in general and also CONCRETE, how you harmonize AND WHAT OPINION DO YOU HAVE ON the topics of: (ALWAYS ANSWERING SEPARATELY FOR EACH OF THE PEOPLE WHO VISIT US).
4-1) Food.
4-2) Self-sufficiency.
4-3) Early childhood education.
4-4) Ecology.
4-5) Spirituality.
4-6) Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, television, mate and coffee.

5) SPECIFY how they are currently developing in your daily life, FOR EACH OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO VISIT US AND WHAT THEIR EVOLUTION HAS BEEN, the aspects of:
5-1) Food.
5-2) Education -if it were the case-.
5-3) Self-sufficiency.
5-4) Ecology.
5-5) Spirituality.
5-6) Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, television, mate and coffee.

6) In which you consider that you can help or contribute to the community and it to you.

7) What is the reason why you want to experience the community life of this ecovillage.

8) What community activities would you like to do during your visit to the ecovillage.

9) In these moments, is your life transforming internally?

10) How would you define your personality?

11) From what town are you coming and by what means of transport would you come.

11.1) If you come with a car and given the current situation, are you open to bringing people in your car, sharing expenses? If the answer is yes, tell us 1) how many free places you have and 2) where you leave and through which main towns you pass. And we advise you to place an ad on the facebook group of the ecovillage called: AUTOSTOP Y BOLEIA TO: ECOALDEA ECOALDEIA ECOVILLAGE VEGETARIANA ESPIRAL, Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202679633675004. We remember that both in this group, as if the ecovillage does it directly, we only put people in contact and you can only come sharing a car if the Ecovillage has previously confirmed the visit to all the people who come in the car.

11.2) If you come without a car and you want to come with the car of someone who also visits us, sharing expenses, then tell us: where do you come from and what main towns do you pass through? And we advise you to place an ad on the facebook group of the ecovillage called: AUTOSTOP Y BOLEIA TO: ECOALDEA ECOALDEIA ECOVILLAGE VEGETARIANA ESPIRAL, Link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202679633675004. We remember that both in this group, as if the ecovillage does it directly, we only put people in contact and you can only come sharing a car if the Ecovillage has previously confirmed the visit to all the people who come in the car.

12) How the ecovillage information got to you.

13) Ecovillages that you have visited and your experience in them, how long you have been, how everything has worked, opinions, coexistence, etc.

14) What days do you propose to make the visit? Say the day of arrival and the day of departure from the ecovillage. It could be the case that those days could not be for some reason. Make the specific proposal of dates in which you would be interested in visiting us. Ask for the arrival day according to the previous list and the departure day that does not coincide with Saturday or Sunday. REMEMBER THAT, except for the Luz visit, the Water Visit THE MINIMUM VISIT DAYS ARE 16 DAYS (15 nights).
15) Tell us what type of visit you are: Water or Light

16) Open space for you to tell us what you want. Questions, opinions, etc.

17) What languages ​​do you understand and speak enough to be able to communicate with people.

18) Put the link of your facebook profile.
19) Have you calmly read all the pages of the web?

19.1) Did you read the last update on the 100 euros donation for the two weeks that is for general expenses and that includes lunch, dinner and the arrival and departure of the 4×4 and the following weeks at 42 euros per week?

20) Tell us which system you choose to sleep: At this moment there are four possibilities:

1) In tents that you bring: it is free.

2) In a tent that the ecovillage puts up, with a mattress: it is large, with capacity for 4 people and there is space to leave suitcases or backpacks and there is also a space before the sleeping space to leave more things. occupied by a single person.

If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation for one person is 4 euros per night, each additional person is 2 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation for the first person is 3 euros per night, each additional person is 1.5 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, inclusive, the donation per tent is 2 euros per night, each extra person is 1 euros per night.

3) In the chestnut trees: In bunk beds in a space shared by 6 people, in one of the stone houses, with a shared community bathroom:

1. If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 4 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, the donation per bunk is 3 euros per night.

4) Also in the ecovillage we have a small wooden house measuring 12 square meters. It is a single space. It does not have a bath house. Therefore, it can accommodate a maximum of 5 people, although 1 to 4 is ideal. This is an intimate space, which we make available. This space is not for sharing. In other words, the people or families who choose this option will be alone in the house, whether they are one person or 4 or 5. The donation, if you choose this option, is:

1. If the visit is 10 nights or less, the donation per wooden house is 10 euros per night THE FIRST PERSON, each person more is 8 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from the 11th to the 20th, the donation per wooden house is 9 euros per night, each extra person is 7 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from night 21 to night 30, the donation per wooden house is 8 euros per night, each extra person is 6 euros per night.

4. If you stay for more than 30 nights, from the 31st night, the donation per wooden house is 7 euros per night. each extra person is 5 euros per night.

5) IN LAS MIMOSAS, IN BEDS in a space shared by 6 people, in one of the stone houses, with a shared community bathroom for the people who sleep in the haystack, WOOD HEATING, CENTRAL, SPACIOUS, WITH LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT And it allows to put mattresses on the floor for smaller boys or girls, to be next to mom or dad:

1. If the visit is 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 7 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 6 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

6) IN A SMALL Loft (ONLY IN WINTER) with mattresses on the floor, all made of wood, it is narrow but it is the warmest space in winter of the entire ecovillage. He’s in the big house. Due to the difficult access, it is only for adults and recommended for young people and in winter. Space shared by 5.

1. If the visit is for 10 nights or less, the donation per mattress is 2 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per mattress is 1 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, the donation per mattress is 0.5 euros per night.

7) LAS ABEJAS: SMALL WOODEN HOUSE of 5 square meters. . It is a single SMALL space with a MATTRESS ON THE FLOOR FOR ONE OR TWO PEOPLE MAXIMUM. The donation, if you choose this option is:

If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation for one person is 4 euros per night, each additional person is 2 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation for the first person is 3 euro per night, each additional person is 1 euro per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, inclusive, the donation per tent is 2 euros per night, each extra person is 0.5 euros per night.

8) HOUSE OF THE STARS: Large new house, made of wood, with two collective spaces of 4 seats each, without a bathhouse or shower (it will be done, but it is not there now) and with beautiful views of the valley of the ecovillage. The house has a large space that is for collective activities. The donation of the house of the stars is:

1. If the visit is 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 7 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 6 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

21) Tell us which of these two options you choose during your visit to the ecovillage:

You arrive by car and we pick you up with the 4×4 in the town near the ecovillage, it is a paved road without problem.
You get to Cabeceiras de Basto by bus, by plane or other means. Remember, the arrival is from 4 to 6 in the afternoon and from Monday to Friday

(During the day, people, in the Ecovillage, are out for a walk discovering the corners and the magic of the ecovillage, bathing in the pools of the ecovillage river, participating in activities and workshops, accompanying an interesting book, meditating or meeting with our inner being, sharing with the magical beings in the Spiral of the heart … At other times, we are all united for a common purpose, to nourish ourselves with one of the best foods we have in the ecovillage … Peace and Love. To visit us, send an email to the ecovillage: ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com A hug)

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4) VISITS OF LIGHT.

They are people or families who want to spend a few days in the ecovillage, to rest, recharge, get to know the project, or simply do not have 15 nights to visit us, etc. The objective of the visits «in principle» is NOT to join the project, or in principle to any ecovillage project. These visits also do not come to collaborate in community activities. The people of La Luz come to help the project financially by making a donation of 44 euros, for the first two nights and per person, from 8 years old, inclusive, which includes lunch for the first two nights and dinner for the first two nights. Pick up and drop off in 4X4 from the town near the ecovillage. Does not include sleep or breakfast. For boys and girls from 0 to 3 years old, no donation would be made, the donation for boys and girls from 4 to 7 years old, inclusive, would be half (22 euros). From the first two nights, the donation for the following nights would be 18 euros per person per night, and children from 4 to 7 years old would be half (9 euros). Each person brings the fruit, things for breakfast and a snack can be bought at the Ecovillage.

This visit the minimum time is two nights, it can be to spend three days and two nights or to spend as many days as you want and you can arrive any day of the month and time from 3:30 p.m. To carry out a visit of light you have to request it by filling in the questionnaire of 7 points of the Visit of Light, to the email of the ecovillage and the ecovillage, you have to confirm the visit.

In your proposal to visit de la Luz you put: QUESTIONNAIRE OF THE VISIT OF LUZ:

The day and time of arrival and the day and time of departure from the ecovillage (arrival time is always at 3:30 p.m., dinner is at 7:00 p.m.).
Tell us which system you choose to sleep: At this moment there are four possibilities: 1) In tents that you bring: it is free. 2) 2) In a tent that the ecovillage puts up, with a mattress: it is large, with capacity for 3 people and there is space to leave suitcases or backpacks and there is also a space before sleeping space to leave more things.
If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation for one person is 4 euros per night, each additional person is 2 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation for the first person is 3 euros per night, each additional person is 1.5 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from night 21, inclusive, the donation per tent is 2 euros per night, each extra person is 1 euros per night.

3) IN LOS CASTAÑOS: In bunk beds in a space shared by 6 people, in one of the stone houses, with a shared community bathroom:

1. If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 4 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, the donation per bunk is 3 euros per night.

4) Also in the ecovillage we have a small wooden house measuring 12 square meters. It is a single space Therefore, it can accommodate a maximum of 5 people, although 1 to 4 is ideal. This is the first intimate space that we make available. This space is not for sharing. In other words, the people or families who choose this option will be alone in the house, whether they are one person or they are 4 or 5. The donation, if you choose this option, is;

1. If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation per wooden house is 10 euros per night, each extra person is 8 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per wooden house is 9 euros per person, each extra person is 7 euros per night.

evening.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from night 21 to night 30, the donation per wooden house is 8 euros per night, each extra person is 6 euros per night.

4. If you stay for more than 30 nights, from the 31st night, the donation per wooden house is 7 euros per night, each extra person is 5 euros per night.

5) LAS MIMOSAS: IN BEDS in a space shared by 6 people, in one of the stone houses, with a shared community bathroom for the people who sleep in the haystack, WOOD HEATING, CENTRAL, SPACIOUS, WITH LOTS OF NATURAL LIGHT and allows you to put mattresses on the floor for younger boys or girls, to be next to mom or dad:

6) HOUSE OF THE STARS: Large new house, made of wood, with two collective spaces of 4 seats each, without a bath or shower house (it will be done, but it is not there now) and with beautiful views of the valley of the ecovillage. The donation of the house of the stars is:

1. If the visit is 10 nights or less, the donation per bunk is 7 euros per night.

2. If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation per bunk is 6 euros per night.

3. If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, the donation per bunk is 5 euros per night.

7) LAS ABEJAS: SMALL WOODEN HOUSE of 5 square meters. . It is a single SMALL space with a MATTRESS ON THE FLOOR FOR ONE OR TWO PEOPLE MAXIMUM. The donation, if you choose this option is:

If the visit is of 10 nights or less, the donation for one person is 4 euros per night, each additional person is 2 euros per night.
If you stay for more than 10 nights, from night 11 to night 20, the donation for the first person is 3 euro per night, each additional person is 1 euro per night.
If you stay for more than 20 nights, from the 21st night, inclusive, the donation per tent is 2 euros per night, each extra person is 0.5 euros per night.
Names and contacts of the people who visit us.
The reason why you want to visit the ecovillage.
Tell us which of these two options you choose on your first visit to the ecovillage: we will talk about the arrival, the departure we will talk about it.
You arrive by car and we pick you up with the 4×4 in the town near the ecovillage, it is a paved road without problem.
You get to Cabeceiras de Basto by bus, by plane or other means.

6) Are any of the people who visit us smokers? IT IS ONLY TO REMEMBER THAT WE DO NOT LOWER TOBACCO AT THE ECOVILLAGE AND THAT WE DO NOT CONSUME IT, NEITHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE ECOVILLAGE AT ALL TIMES THAT YOUR VISIT LASTS.

7) Where do you come from? and in what means of transport?

For this type of visit you do not have to do the community activity, but, if someone is interested in collaborating one day in the community activity of the ecovillage, for that of learning in other activities, or for any other reason, once you are in the ecovillage, you can say it and we will be delighted.

THANK YOU VISITS OF THE LIGHT

IMPORTANT: The time in Portugal is always one hour earlier than in Spain (if in Spain it is 12 o’clock in Portugal it is 11 o’clock)

While you are visiting the ecovillage, out of respect for the project, the days you are with us (inside and outside the ecovillage), you live according to it and thus experience how you really feel living a different life: without television , without alcohol, without tobacco, without drugs (marijuana, coffee, mate, tea, etc.), without machines and only with vegan food, without any meat or fish or animal milk, or eggs, or its derivatives or products that contain it .

There is space for camping, temporary covered dining space, with table and chairs, with kitchen, dishes and cutlery for cooking etc. Also a solar cooker. In the ecovillage there is a space for the sale of perishable organic food products (spelled flour bread, gluten-free bread, jam, cookies, different types of vegetable patties, different types of vegetable milk, carob chocolate spread, tahin , oat flakes, different types of breakfast cereals, biscuits, organic oil, first cold grip, etc.

Think that buying in the ecovillage store, we buy ecological benefiting the planet and that we leave the benefit in the ecovillage.), Also cleaning products, books, clothes, backpacks, etc. in case someone needs it. The benefits of the same are destined to the development of the project.

For hygiene, remember to bring VEGAN AND ECOLOGICAL cleaning and body care products, (if it is not easy for you to find them, in the ecovillage store we have them, as we make them in the same Ecovillage and of a very high quality).

Also bring everything you need to sleep, a LANTERN, warm clothes in winter and a spare and raincoats, boots, umbrellas, etc in winter. Bring sheets and pillow. Bring a waterproof sheet or diapers for the night in those cases of boys or girls who need it. It is important to bring cloth napkins for each one and a kitchen towel so as not to make unnecessary use of the paper.

IMPORTANT: Look at the financial and material donations page, in case you have any material that you do not need and you want to donate it to the ecovillage. We need many things, we need perennial flower plants and flower bulbs, economic donations for fruit or fruit trees., First aid material, Stationery material, Spices (from organic origin), Cloths, scourers, clothespins, scrubbing gloves , Vinegar, bicarbonate (we use them to clean) and lizard soap, Work gloves (gardening type and similar), soup plates, water jugs, cereal breakfast cups, garbage bags, kitchen knives (not table, to peel), potato peelers, mattress covers, brushes, screws, nails … etc. solar cooker, solar panels to produce electricity and solar panels to heat water, solar oven, blankets, large paella pan, all kinds of tools to work the gardens, hoes, pitchfork, rake, axes to cut firewood, individual and couple mattresses,. Large pots and pans, glasses, soup plates, pillow cover, large hammers, construction shovels, drill, electric screwdriver, Cooperative games, books with good content, etc.

(FROM THE PEACE THAT WRAPS US UP during the day, we start to feed ourselves in a different way through food and before that, we prepare ourselves, so that our whole being is in a receptive state, for the new food that is going to arrive. So, before starting to eat, we join our hands, receiving and giving energy. And after a moment of silence, we join in the song started by the people who cook to finally thank the cooks of that day for the food. .)

HOW TO GET TO CABECEIRAS DE BASTO

1) By bus to Porto or Braga and connect with buses to Guimarais and connect directly to Cabeceiras de Basto

2) By car

3) By plane to Oporto and from the airport there are buses to Guimarais and from Guimarais to Cabeceiras de Basto, flights are super cheap. For example, Barcelona Oporto, usually costs 40 euros round trip.
4) By rented car. We put this option after people have come at very cheap prices

By plane you have to go to Porto (flights are super cheap: from 35 to 50 euros round trip, depending on the season from, for example, Barcelona or Madrid, and taken the ticket in good weather. A bus leaves from the same airport in Porto Direction Guimarais (name of the bus company: GETBUS Web: https://www.getbus.eu/pt/), when you leave the airport door, take a right, following the sidewalk until the end and you will find the stop from GET.BUS, which are the buses that take you to Guimaraes. And from the same Guimarais bus station, buses to Cabeceiras de Basto leave with the Mondinense company (to know the schedules, copy and paste in google: http: //www.transdev.pt/cic/6).

EXEPTIONALLY, WE PICK UP PEOPLE AT THE SAME PORTO AIRPORT

Normally, the people who visit us, come from Portugal or other parts of Europe, directly by car or by bus to Cabeceiras de Basto (where the Ecovillage is). But many people, who come from Spain, other countries in Europe or other continents, arrive by plane at Porto airport.

From the airport, they arrive at Cabeceiras de Basto by bus. The bus service from Porto airport is practical and inexpensive, as buses leave from the airport itself. We remember that it is a very small airport and as soon as you leave the door you already have the bus stop. The bus takes you to a town halfway there called Guimaraes, and buses to Cabececiras de Basto leave from the same station. The price of the two buses will be around 13 euros in total. If you take round trip it is something cheaper.

Once in Cabeceiras de Basto, with the phone number that the ecovillage has provided in the confirmation of your visit, call a taxi that will bring you to the village near the ecovillage, where we will be waiting for you with the 4X4 to take you to the Ecovillage. The taxi will charge you 8 euros.

In total, the trip from the airport, the two buses and the taxi, will cost you only about 21 euros.

From the Ecovillage we encourage you to come from the airport by the public transport system. But, sometimes, we have come across people who have asked us if we could pick them up at the airport. On special occasions, it may be the case that people who visit us prefer that we come and pick them up at the airport. The reasons can be several: people with a lot of luggage, people accompanied by one or more babies or very young children, families with many sons or daughters, people who visit us in groups or people who due to their age or some kind of problem , they feel difficult to make that journey to the ecovillage alone.

In these cases and only in these cases, you can ask us to come and pick you up directly at the airport. In this case: 1) the donation is 111 euros, the same for one person as for 5, which is the maximum to collect 2) after requesting it, we will send you an email with the confirmation of your request 3) request it at the time that you make your visit proposal 4) your request for pick up at the airport must include: a) the number of people to pick up b) day, time of arrival and flight number and c) Reason why you ask us to pick you up .

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HOW TO GET TO CABECEIRAS DE BASTO

1) by bus to Oporto or Braga, conecting to busses to Guimarães, or directly to Cabeceiras de Basto

2) by car

3) by plane

4) by rented car. We put this option after receiving families who have done it for very cheap prices

By plane you have to go to Oporto, there are many very cheap flights. From the Oporto airport there is a direct bus to Guimarães (Company GETBUS, http://www.getbus.eu). From the bus station in Guimarães there are buses to Cabeceiras de Basto (Company Mondinense, http://www.transdev.pt)

CONTACT

IMPORTANT: AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT RECEIVE SURPRISE VISITS, YOU CAN ONLY COME TO VISIT IF WE HAVE CONFIRMED YOUR VISIT.
When you know your arrival and departure date, please request the visit following the steps above (HOW TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE). There we explain the types of visits that we have at the moment, the conditions and the information that we ask to send us together with your proposal of dates.

BY EMAIL:

Only things directly related to the ecovillage (to visit us, to request information, for your opinion about the ecovillage or the project, for whatever thing related to the project etc.): ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com

BY MOBILE PHONE:

Spiral ecoaldea vegetarian, has no phone.

IMPORTANT: To remain in the time that I had to pick up when we come to visit, you have to confirm the arrival time by Email, better with time so that we can see and also assure you that I will be waiting.

WHERE: The space for the tribe to settle is in the North of Portugal. There are 120,000 square meters of land, 4 half-refurbished buildings , one large ruin and 2 small ruins of old mills to reform, it has also a former granary from 1860. The property is beautiful with a precious crystalline river and pools for swimming, with rocks and large trees. There are many trees, some very large and also magical spaces for serenity, meditation and silence. The energy and vibration of the space is great. The land is in a sloping mountainous area with flat spaces (terraces) ideal for veggie gardens. There is plenty natural water throughout the year, since it has 5 sources of water within the property and the right to a third of the water of the river, through the old channel that carried water from the river to the mills of the estate. Once they are reformed, it will be possible to make flour and produce electricity. It is on the bottom of some big mountains that reach up to 1200m above sea level, protecting the eco village from the northern winds, allthough the lands are located between 350m and 450m above sea level. It is 10 minutes walk from the nearest village, where cows are still all day moving freely through the mountains and the streets of the village. It’s also only 20 minutes drive from the larger village (Cabeceiras de Basto) . The weather is good, is not particularly cold (it doesn’t freeze and it has only snowed once in the last 10 years). Orange trees grow here. It is rainy during winter.

PROJECT SUMMARY of SELF-SUFFICIENCY, RESPECTFUL DIET, SPIRITUALITY , ECOLOGY and FREE EDUCATION:
1) The eco village operates in assembly and the decisions are made with consensus.
2) In the eco village, everyone lives in an intimate space (home) and share community spaces. All activities, buildings, orchards, gardens etc. that are developped in the ecovillage, start from the principles and designs of permaculture.
3) In the eco village we have community gardens, both for daily food needs as forcyclical harvest (cereal, oil, fruit, vegetables, etc.). The idea is to be increasingly self-sufficient with our nutritional needs.
4) We have some community buildings for all activities shared in the daily doing (repair shop and bakery, cinema, community dining room, courses and workshops room, meditation spaces, school, spaces for gifting, exchanging or selling of community productes and others we agree).
5) Within the eco village  we assume the children’s education. In the space designed for that goal (building, exterior, forest …), shared free education is done, where children can grow from respect towards their individual development and their real needs, promoting self-esteem, teamwork and enhancing capacities and natual unique resources that they own. To live in harmony with these values, at the eco village, there are no TV or competitive game devices. But sure there is cinema, games, dances, rituals, creative art spaces and reading, etc.
6) Within the eco village economic only communal goods are commercialized. Each person or family, in their house or in specifically created spaces, can pursue any kind of production or activity, to commercialize it outside the eco village, as long as it is in harmony with the principles that inspire the ecovillage and the present project. All people living in the eco village dedicate 17,5 hours per week (3,5 per day, 5 days per week) to community work. Inside or outside the project any kind of community activity, economic or otherwise, by exchange, by gifting, can be done as far as the assembly decides. It can be for benefits in terms of economy, wisdom, recreation, culture etc., complementing, if needed, all that nature offers us.
7) Between people, we help each other to make life easier and more fun.
8) In the eco village, the day-to-day experiences, all our activities and relationships of living together are animated and driven from the heart and the most sincere and loving respect for people and their differences. Spiritually, we feel the energy within us and as the unity we form with the universe. We share and express this energy, helping ourselves and others, from the activity and love, making our relationships in the eco village and with our environment, be an endless path of wisdom and consciousness in all areas of our lives (social, educational, spiritual, ecological, diet, etc..).
9) Our presence at the eco village, must be free of financial burdens and debts that force us and bind us to a rythm of economic activity. This would keep us slaves, in that strange and foreign wheel keeping us away from our true Self and Being, away from our innermost and real needs.
10) The ecovillage follows a vegetarian diet, without alcohol, tobacco or drugs.  Any other domestic animal, outside of the above mentioned, the assembly will decide whether to incorporate it or not to the eco village. Throughout the ecovillage, our actions are expressing respect for nature, without killing, abusing or selling the animals.
11) The eco village is linked with its environment, interacting and acting on it. In order to be a force for sensibilisation in all those issues and values practiced in day-to-day life in the ecovillage and towards which the ecovillage is evolving, in its relationship with Mother Earth and the universe. Therefore, while we act as an example of practical decrease and incorporation into the harmony and balance of nature, we also feel that we need to act, from consciousness and non-violence, as the engine of growth within us and in our immediate and distant environment.
12) We are talking about making a great fire with firewood, fears and egos, and then cook in a large pot: spirituality, decrease, non-violence, self-sufficiency, sustainability, permaculture, ecology, free education, respectful diet, and with all this feed our personal development and that of our environment, encouraging and helping, so that life on the planet may be increasingly more just, joyful and loving. Like the stew?

In short, families who love and respect nature, we reduce the burden of the needs created, but unneeded, we live mostly adapting to what nature gives us (respecting animal life). We minimize our dependence on money. We open to love and to universal energies. We ourselves take care of health, education, food, energy, mutual help and all we can. Each one in their own space, helping between us, helping the environment and also sharing activities, land and individual and group growth. Expressing and feeling the love, the earth, simplicity, peace and the awakening of consciousness, giving us wisdom and letting us get closer and closer to unity with the universe… and, above all, living in the present moment and sharing our dreams.
ADVANCING TOWARDS A NEW WORLD FROM THE HEART
DOES THIS IDEA RESOUND IN YOU?…
To contact: ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com
A loving hug.


DONATIONS

We need money for the initial infrastructures of the ecovillage.

The economic donations can be made in the account that ecovillage has in ethical banking, Triodos Bank.

TO MAKE THE INCOME OF THE ECONOMIC DONATION: Two possibilities:

If you live in Spain: the number of account where to make the entry is: ES98 1491 0001 26 2089131425
If you live outside Spain: the number of account where to make the income is: SWOFT / BIC: TRIO ES MM XXX ES98 1491 0001 26 2089131425
-Important to put: DONATION ECOALDEA VEGETARIANA ESPIRAL. When you make the donation, send us an email to inform us of the donation, so that we know and for which we can thank you. Thank you . Email: ecoaldeavegetariana@gmail.com

Thank you

EXEPTIONALLY, WE COLLECT PEOPLE AT THE SAME AIRPORT OF OPORTO

Normally, the people who visit us, arrive from Portugal or other parts of Europe, directly by car or by bus to Cabeceiras de Basto (where the Ecovillage is). But many people, who come from Spain, other European countries or other continents, arrive by plane at the Oporto airport. From the airport, they arrive at Cabeceiras de Basto by bus. The bus service from the Oporto airport is convenient and economical, since buses leave from the same airport. We remember that it is a very small airport and as soon as you exit through the door you already have the bus stop. The bus takes you to a town that is halfway down the road called Guimaraes, and from the same station buses leave for Cabececiras de Basto. The price of the two buses will leave you in total for about 13 euros. If you go back and forth it is somewhat cheaper. Once in Cabeceiras de Basto, with the phone number that the ecovillage has given you in the confirmation of your visit, call a taxi that will take you to the village near the ecovillage, where we will be waiting for you with the 4X4 to take you to the Ecovillage. The taxi will charge you 8 euros. In total, the trip from the airport, the two buses and the taxi, will leave you for only about 21 euros. From the Ecovillage we encourage you to come from the airport through the system public transport. But, sometimes, we have met people who have asked us if we could pick them up at the airport. On special occasions, it may be the case that people who visit us prefer to be picked up at the airport. The reasons can be several: people with a lot of luggage, people accompanied by one or more babies or very small children, families with many children, people who visit us in a group or people who because of their age or some type of problem , they feel difficult to make that journey alone to the ecovillage. In these cases and only in these cases, you can ask us to pick you up directly at the airport. In this case: 1) the donation is 111 euros, the same for a person as for 5, which is the maximum to collect 2) after ordering it, we send you an email with the confirmation of your request 3) ask for it at the moment that you make your visit proposal 4) your request to pick up at the airport must include: a) the number of people to pick up b) day, arrival time and flight number and c) Reason why you ask that we pick you up .

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IN THE ECOVILLAGE & FAQ

1) AT WHAT POINT OF DEVELOPMENT IS THE ECOVILLAGE NOW ?
The ecovillage has started to exist with the incorporation of the first family, which is the promoting family of the project. We are now receiving individuals and families who bring with the wind the desire to join an ecovillage.

We live in the ecovillage permanently are 5 people adults and 4 children, more people visit us as spirits of light, water or wind coming over every month of the year to help the ecovillage.

2) There may be new additions to the ECOALDEA?
From now on a process of relationship between the two parts (ecoaldea and new people), through visits to the ecovillage, where we know, we relate starts, we share, we experience the spaces and presence, we recognize, we’re giving answers all the doubts and fears that there will emerge, we will be preparing us, training and harmonizing with the project, etc. This preliminary process in which people visit being we wind spirits (if you are looking for an eco-village and you can go visit the ecovillage whenever you want) or Spirits of Fire (if you already have clear that you want to incorporate live and in the ecoaldea, lasts two months) or Land of the ecovillage (if you are already living in the ecovillage provisionally for 12 months) to be finally flower of the ecovillage (last step of living in the ecovillage provisionally for 14 months). The result of this process is becoming  Seeds of the ecovillage (people of the ecovillage with full rights). Therefore the process of joining the ecovillage would be: 1) Visit two months of Spirit of the wind, then you can directly converted into 2) visit Spirit of Fire: 2 months living in the ecovillage. In total 4 consecutive months. 3) You become Ecovillage Land: 12 months living in the ecovillage. 4) You become ecovillage flower: 14 months living in the ecovillage. 5) You become ecoaldea Seed: full membership and equal rights and obligations in relation to other Seed people. This provisional period of life in hard community in total: 2 months + 2 months + 12 months + 14 months: 29 months, at the end thereof, if the two parts fell so, incorporation becomes final and the person becomes seed of the ecovillage. This whole process can do everything followed from the first visit, although we recommend, after two months of visit Wind, return home to reflect and so be clear if we take the decision to continue the process of incorporating as visit Fire. We think the reflection is concentrated on: “really want, in theory and in practice, walking towards a better world, living our lives in the Ecovillage Vegetarian Spiral, following the values and principles that inspire the draft this ecoaldea?” .
Or what would be the same: after the first two months of approach as WIND, followed by two months recognize as FIRE, in the 12 months following the base of the ecovillage EARTH, with which we could BLOOM for 14 months, definitely , transform us into Seed and thus continue to flow to the project and expand our energy into and out of our being.
You can give different reasons: stop intimate spaces (houses), not being  willing to live in the ecovillage (bonds or external issues, etc.), or issues related to the ecovillage, etc. These different situations can make additions to the life of the ecovillage (breathing with the heart), are different: people join live longer, or join live within X time and leave, or not incorporated into living process and are on the waiting for the right moment, or not live but incorporate a collaborative relationship and sharing or simplywith the ecovillage ….. EACH PART FOLLOW ITS WAY …..
People who really join the ecovillage, live in it.

3) People who are living in ECOVILLAGE can go whenever they want?

Yes, at the moment they feel, for whatever reason, people who are living in the ecovillage, making the process of incorporating the same, they can choose to stop that process and flow back to the wind to other places or ecovillages or other projects where the universe takes them. Everyone should and can continue their way to where their hearts feel.

4) WHERE WILL THE PEOPLE LIVE ?
The exisiting buildings are for communal spaces. So we all will live in newly built individual spaces. Each person or family will be in an individual space, not shared.
Naturally, those bioclimatic spaces will be small, basically for sleeping and a small kitchen, because many things will be in communal spaces.
In the beginning (or for longer), we may use yurts, tipis, super adobe, (geodesic) domes or similar living spaces, excluding caravans and trucks for their visual impact. It is not necessary that the intimate spaces will be the same or made in the same way, but it is necessary that they will be more or less small, respectful with the surroundings, that they occupy a space agreed on by the assembly, and that they take into account the principles of permaculture, bioconstruction and feng shui. We are thinking of a cosy little house that shines with good energy, and as cheap as possible. The intimate space will have the privacy and intimacy that the family needs. Although in practice it will be your house, legally it will be communal buildings, so their construction will be done with the participation and implication of the whole ecovillage.

5) HOW MANY PERSONS WILL LIVE IN THE ECOVILLAGE DEFINITELY ?
It is thought for more or less 40-50 persons of all ages. There are no age limits.
6) WILL THERE BE PERSONS WITH CHILDREN IN THE ECOVILLAGE ?
Persons in all situations may join the ecovillage, singles, couples, couples with children, singles with children. At the momente the ecovillage already has a building equipped with all types of educational material of the line of free education (mainly in Spanish). We call it: space of learning in freedom. Bearing in mind that in the first 30 months, the person who wants to incorporate the ecovillage, has to be able to help it. That is must be able to perform daily community activity.

7) WHO ARE THE PROMOTING FAMILY ?
We are: Xenia, 55 years old, with studies of biology and psychology, and training in different fields of health. Atzar, 55 years old, is the person who is in contact with all the people interested in the ecovillage, graduate studies in social and school psychology, trained in different fields related to the project, and at this moment very interested in education and spirituality.who already lives her ; Adai, 14 years, and Aran, 10 years, both have gone to the public school El Martinet of active pedagogy. With us also live to cats, Lluna and Nit, and a one-year-old dog called Sol (birthday 11/12/13).
Until new persons or families start to join the ecovillage, the promoting family is the only one who is living here.

8) THE LAND THE MOTHER EARTH HAS GIVEN US IN PORTUGAL
At the moment, the land has been bought by the promoting family. In a future, preferably as soon as possible, the land should fully and legally pertain to the ecovillage.

9) HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO JOIN THE ECOVILLAGE ?
As it’s a project of self-sufficiency, it is important that the person who is definitely joining the ecovillage does not have to pay a monthly mortgage derived from a debt with the ecovillage.We see clearly that the land in some moment or another (as soon as possible) should be communal property of the ecovillage, and that no part of the land, neither the buildings, should be private property of anybody – the assambly will decide if there will be a cooperative of shared use, a foundation, or something similar.
When joining the ecovillage definitely (after the visits and the 14 month trial period), a person will give some money that will be used for buying the land. If, at any time, this person decides to leave the ecovillage definitely, this money will be given back, as absolute priority, from the money given by the next person who will join the ecovillage.
By joining permanently live (at the end of the period of 30 months) a person has to put 5,000 euros per adult, to be used exclusively to the bougth of all the land, which became communal land of the ecovillage. I mean, the land of the ecovillage will never be private property of any specific person if not of the whole community together. Although 5000 euros, only have to put the end of the process of joining the Ecovillage (30 months), the person who wants to incorporate the ecovillage, you have to have the money before becoming FLOWER MEMBER ECOALDE

10) WHAT TYPES OF VISIT MAY BE MADE AT THIS TIME TO ECOALDEA:
In the period of visits individuals or families can be:

1) WATER SPIRITS VISITS: come to visit us to help the project, but are not looking for ecovillage living.

2) WIND SPIRITS VISITS: Visit us to help the project and also have interest in it because they are looking for a project to join live. They are those who want to incorporate into an ecovillage, and come to the Ecovillage Spiral, to know the spaces and people of the ecovillage, to see if vibrate the whole project and decide if you want to incorporate into the ecovillage.

3) FIRE SPIRITS VISITS: are people who have already decided they want to join the Ecovillage live in and visit us for two months in a row and after these two months if both parts agree and the conditions are met, thus initiating the process of provisional INCORPORATION, as LAND of the Ecovillage.

4) VISITS SPIRITS OF LIGHT. Starting in April 2016, they are people who come to the ecovillage to help financially, do not seek an ecovillage to live or perform any community activity, they can come and leave whenever they want and decide how long they want to stay. The minimum visit is two days.

-What Are the conditions to pass PROVISIONALLY AS A LIVING EARTH ECOALDEA: BE MEMBERS OF THE ECOALDEA

1) Have lived two months of Spirit of Fire. In total four months of uninterrupted visit Wind & Fire tour.

2) At this time, as we are not self-sufficient need to have some money to pay for daily expenses community day it would be 35 euros per month. With the passage of time and incorporating people, ecovillage start to make money and this amount will be reduced to be completely annullated.

3) At this time, as the ecovillage is the beginning and is not self-sufficient, you will also need some money to buy food for the intimate needs of each person plus breakfast and also for the proportional part, for the two meals Community of day (lunch and dinner). We think that in a short time and with the incorporation of new people, we may include food self-sufficiency as the first target and then gradually reduce the need for money for this purpose, to not need anything, not for collective needs and for individual and intimate.

4) Participate in community activities during the time that the assembly set, which at this time is 3h 30m, 5 days a week. All the people share all the food produced in the ecovillage.

11) What is the method used in the pedagogy of the Ecovillage?
It is free education. Managed and coordinated by the same ecovillage as shared education and therefore without producing any economic cost to the families of the ecovillage.
Therefore, education would not be done at home, nor in schools outside the ecovillage, but all the education in the ecovillage would be done in the SAME ECOVILLAGE.
The type of pedagogy and methodology is FREE EDUCATION, at all times, it will be the people with sons or daughters who will decide, together with the ecovillage assembly, the type of pedagogy trend to follow according to their interest in the space of free education.

The ecovillage has a lot of learning material

Later, the assembly will decide where the learning space will be located, depending on the interest of the families.

12) PETS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Understood as animals that depend on a person and thus will not be communal (cats, dogs, etc.) The project does not refer to them, and thus the ecovillage is NOT OPEN to them. In case of cats and dogs, as is already happening in other ecovillages, they have to enter the ecovillage without possibility of multiplying, to avoid their uncontrolled multiplication and the internal and external conflicts implied. Depending on the number of dogs and cats that are in the Ecovillage at all times, the ecovillage may decide to limit the number of them that are to be incorporated into the ecovillage, because as we have seen, too much causes conflicts between them and also with people. Dogs and cats in the ecovillage, can also be regarded as persons for the purpose of consuming the Community food being cooked in the ecovillage, providing the appropriate fee.

13) IS IT NECESSARY TO BE VEGETARIAN ?
To live in the ecovillage, it is necessary to practice a diet that is at least egg-milk-vegetarian. This should be part of our daily life, at least from one year before joining the ecovillage as Flower.
The same applies to the other things that appear in the project (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, TV, competitive game machines). That is, the goal is not to be vegetarians when we are in the ecovillage, if not incorporate vegetarian diet and other aspects of the Pillars and philosophy of the ecovillage, to our lives, regardless of whether or not they are physically in the ecovillage. tea.

14) IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE PLACE ?
It is possible to visit the spaces of the ecovillage. See below, TO VISIT THE ECOVILLAGE.

15) IS THERE ELECTRICITY ?
At this time, there is what there was before, electricity of the public grid. For the future, the idea is to replace it by solar panels in summer and micro hydroelectrics in winter.
Now there is one solar panel to heat the water of the shower.

16) Where sleeping people visited the ecovillage?

There are three possibilities:

1) In the tent you bring : is free.

2) tent that the ecovillage provides, with mattress:

1.If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per store, is 2 euros per night.
2.If the visit is from 11 to 20 nights, the donation per store, is 1 euro per night for this period and 2 euros per night for the first 10 nights.
3.A visit from 21 nights, including the donation by store, is 50 cents per night.

3) Beds in shared 6 people space, in one of the stone houses with communal bathroom house shared space:

  1. If the visit is 10 or less nights, the donation per person is 3 euros per night.
  2. If the visit is from 11 to 20 nights, the donation per person, is 2 euros per night in this period and 3 euros per night for the first 10 nights.
  3. From 21 nights on , it is 1 euros cents per night.

The bed in shared space must be confirmed previously for vacancy issues

17) HOW IS FOOD IN THE ECOALDEA?
In the ecovillage does not enter any food that is not vegan. Our diet is gluten free and for greater health, we follow the food compatibility chart. The food we eat is mostly organic, but, at this time, in the winter season, there is very little in the garden, and since we cannot harvest organic vegetables, almost all the vegetables we eat are not eco-friendly. In summers the garden is very active but we still cannot cover the growing number of people who visit us and we are still far from achieving food self-sufficiency, but we are doing it, intensifying, increasingly, the cultivation of the garden with the objective of Reach total self-sufficiency. All that are cereal seeds, legumes and oil if it is all organic throughout the year.

18) NOT COW MILK CONSUMED AND ITS DERIVATIVES IN ECOVILLAGE?

Since the ecovillage, we have dedicated part of our time researching, reading through articles, books and documentaries on cow’s milk.

After that we discovered that:

  1. Cow’s milk is not healthy for the human element as it is intended to feed a calf with a different nutritional requirements and physiology. The consumption of cow’s milk is responsible for diseases such as arthritis, asthma, digestive diseases, allergies, osteoporosis and cancer.
  2. Cows on dairy farms are under constant abuse and treated as slaves without mercy. You can not practically move, they were infected moms and their young snatch them constantly at birth. They live as long as 4-5 years in normal conditions would live 18-25 years.
  3. Much of beef / veal comes from the dairy industry. After living as slaves, cows are driven to the slaughterhouses where they are killed horribly. Same with the calves.
  4. According to the FAO, animal husbandry is causing serious certain environmental effects:
  5. a) Land degradation: 33% of all arable land is intended to produce fodder. The clearing of forests to create pastures is one of the main causes of deforestation, especially in Latin America, where 70% of forests have disappeared in the Amazon have been devoted to pasture.
    b) Emissions of gases livestock are responsible for 18% of emissions of gases that produce the greenhouse effect, increased the transport rate.
    The result is that the livestock sector accounts for 9% of CO2 from human activities, but produces a much higher gas more harmful greenhouse percentage. It generates 65% of anthropogenic nitrous oxide, which has 296 times the Global Warming Potential of CO2. Most of this comes from manure. It is also responsible for 37% of the methane produced by the (23 times more harmful than CO2) human activity, which originates mostly in the digestive system of ruminants, and 64% of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain form.
  6. c) Water pollution: Livestock production uses 8% of the water consumed by humans mainly through irrigation of feed crops. While there are no global figures, it is estimated that in the USA livestock and feed crop agriculture 37% of pesticides, 50% of antibiotics and produce a third of the nitrogen and phosphorus that pollute water . The sector also generates almost 2/3 of ammonia, which contributes significantly to acid rain and acidification of ecosystems.
    Excessive water consumption: While it takes 550 liters of water to produce enough flour to bread ration in industrialized countries, 7,000 liters of water to produce just 100 grams of beef required.
  7. d) Loss of biodiversity: The number of animals produced for human consumption also poses a threat to biodiversity on Earth. Livestock constitutes about 20% of the total terrestrial animal biomass, and the area occupied today, was previously wildlife habitat. In 306 of the 825 ecoregions classified by the World Wide Fund for Nature, livestock is currently considered a “threat”, while 23 of the 35 “global areas of high concentration of biodiversity” from the list of Conservation International – characterized by severe loss of hábitats- feel the effects of livestock production.
    The imbalance caused by livestock is due to the large number of cattle farms which originates in the will of man through artificial insemination of females, not the natural balance. Farm animals consume over 80% of world production of cereals, as these are intended for the manufacture of feed for fattening and NOT for human consumption. If there were no demand for meat as today, the millions of animals that artificially born to supply meat to consumers, would not be born, nor consume the vast majority of the planet cereals. These could be spent directly for human consumption. Without the existence of all these farm animals, nor the crops of millions of hectares of land are cultivated at present it would be required, which would mean a significant saving of water and help to curb the big problem of deforestation. Could select the most suitable land for cultivation and reduce dependence on chemical fertilizers and livestock manure from factory farms is not suitable for fields, because the animals consume feed rich in proteins, hormones and antibiotics, which means that their wastes are highly polluting and destroying fertile soil.

For all the above, in the vegetarian Ecovillage spiral we have decided not consume cow’s milk or dairy cows (cheese, yogurt, butter, or any other product containing milk eg milk chocolate, etc.) as a form of respect our health, environment and not contribute to animal abuse. This applies both visiting and permanently living people in the ecovillage.

SOURCES (among others):

Views:

http://www.animanaturalis.org/1275

http://www.liberaong.org/nota_explotacion.php?id=25

http://www.AnimaNaturalis.org

Book: “Milk shalt not drink,” David Roman

Videos:

Why not drink milk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcxjYjA6Ixc

The dangers of milk and dairy products: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6kGHCvRlU4

COW MILK: SHOPPING know what? LOOK WHAT WE SELL VS REALITY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7l9g4IVYR0

Dairies, the dark side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgY0OKKD1uo

Meet your milk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2HVPmIp58Q

18) WE HAVE INTERNET ECOVILLAGE and various machinery?

In the ecovillage there may be collective internet. Currently there is no collective internet and internet there is individual members of the ecovillage. People who visit us do not use internet within the ecovillage, we have internet cafe in the village, which has wifi and is twelve minutes walk. Within the mobile ecovillage they are off or in airplane mode. Within the Ecovillage there are two reserved spaces for mobile call whenever you want. To avoid damage to the people around that computer or mobile within the ecovillage and surroundings do not use wifi, in any of its versions, with computer, mobile, tablet, etc. For other uses other than the Internet, tablet, computer, book readers, etc., only use in our intimate space. The goal is not to bring the habits of the city, not to repeat what happens out there and that these devices not running on the ecovillage. Actually, what we ask it is that when you visit us, may prove a different life, closer to nature, to our own nature.

IN SUMMARY: To not affect the radiation to the ecovillage, in the ecovillage there are two points, which is also where more coverage, where people can go has to make calls with the phone, whenever they want and the time they need, the other times and other mobile devices that perform the same function, are off or in airplane mode. Within the Ecovillage, we only use the camera, mobile, etc, for the function to take pictures or view the videos we have ecoaldea.el taxed in the other functions of the apparatus are reserved for intimate spaced.

All children who visit us, do without any camera except slot machines.
19) What languages are spoken ECOALDEA IN AT THIS TIME?

Not counting visits, people who are currently incorporated into the ecovillage speak: Spanish, Catalan, , Portuguese, French, English and German.

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