Here in Chambalabamba, live people from around the world, including families with children and people of all ages. We are a group of artisans, builders, gardeners, technicians, artists, clowns, carpenters, electricians, musicians, and much more.
What unites us and keeps us in this space, is the desire and dreams of creating a better world for ourselves, our Mother Earth and future generations. We committed to create a way of life where we can explore the freedom inherent in every human being, with responsibility and respect for others and the environment.
Hence a harmonious organization for all in which no one is obliged to do anything that is not of interest and enjoyment arises. This makes everyone can choose to do and to contribute every day to the Community. And given the diversity of interests and passions, spread over different tasks to perform.
Here we plant, irrigate, harvest, build our houses, we meet, we sing, we dance, we play, we tried, we were wrong and turn to raise.
We are together making this possible, enjoying doing and see this dream grow, learning every day, helping us to be better people. Travelers who receiving and being enriched by their knowledge and they will also be enriched by the experience. It is an experiment and we are constantly changing, we know the fate in store for us but we do the best we can, with Love and Joy today.
land & buildings
land size:14 acres
energy sources:Ecuador Electricity
open to new members:yes
People start as volunteers and if they wish to join community, after some months it will be clear if the community wants them in and if they want to be in the community.
We are a community in constant development & learning through experience. You can spend time participating in the volunteer program that includes organic garden management-permaculture, agroforestry implementation, biodynamics, natural construction, art workshops, creative projects, alternative schoolhouse, carpentry, vegetarian cuisine, hatha yoga, jewelry, etc. You can also experience the dynamic organization of the living cell, in which we are creating a caring and sustainable culture. Living near each other, we cooperate and share resources so that we can live more lightly and joyfully on earth. We are currently under construction and development of homes, gardens , orchards and educational projects, where daily work with physical effort is conducted along with intellectual and spiritual work. Here you will find a balance for a fuller life. For better integration and learning, we suggest a stay with us for a period of one month as long as there is harmony between the two sides. Before being asked to volunteer to come to meet and share for 3 days in community activities, while staying outside the community. After a month of residence, if you intend to remain, a meeting will decide on the matter to be, with a limit of 3 months time spent here. We are also open to the possibility of new residents- families with children, couples and singles. Teniendo como tiempo límite de estadía 3 meses. También estamos abiertos a la posibilidad de tener nuevos residentes, tanto familias con hijos, parejas o solteros.
As a volunteer you can access: Excellent quality of life in a natural setting, surrounded by clear waters and tropical climate, one of the best in the world. Delicious vegetarian lunch from Monday to Friday. Oats, brown sugar and whole wheat flour for your breakfast and snacks.. Internet access throughout the area. Use outside Maloca – (common area kitchen) Free participation in our workshops and creative research. Clothes washer, always taking into account the use of ecological detergent. Shower with hot water. Stage with sound equipment. Volunteer house with kitchen and dining room. (Where available) Beautiful lake and river access. In case of a family with children, they can participate in our alternative schoolhouse. Harvesting food from the land, with a conscience. You Agree with: Comply with work four hours and half daily starting at 7: 30am and end at 12: 00pm, Monday through Friday. Provide $ 20 weekly or 60 in case you stay one month. Always ensure cleanliness of common areas such as Maloca, stage, bathrooms, sheds, trails, laundry, etc. Detailed information is written for the management and maintenance of each space, ask. Care for work tools, always leaving things in place and communicating in the event of breakage or malfunction of the same. Before using an unknown tool you should be well informed to avoid breakage. Respect the space of family privacy. Respect and protect our natural spaces such as gardens, trees, lake, river, etc.
internal sovereign currrency:No
Always working in this direction.
required labor contribution:no
We only have agreements, no rules.
To buy food at the end of the week, to supplement what we grow.
shared meals:yes, daily
current food production:20%
planned food production:90%