Our goal at Terra Frutis is to spread and inspire the creation of bountiful food forests throughout the world so that more people can escape the financial fiction, live a sustainable lifestyle, and lessen their harmful impact on the planet. The purpose of this page is to provide a listing of similar projects (which have various ownership situations and policies on staying) around the world.
Feel free to suggest other projects to be listed here.
FruitHaven EcoVillage is a relatively new raw vegan/fruitarian community and permaculture food forest project located in Chuchumbleza, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, about 45 minutes from Terra Frutis.
Located in Zapotillo, in the south-western part of Ecuador, Cocolandia is home to a mature coconut grove. Approximately 12 hectares in size and bordering a river and a road, this is an excellent location for many fruits such as figs, dates, mangos, bananas, dragon fruits, and much more. We are currently in search of resourceful individuals with managerial/leadership skills who would be willing to start up a vegan community and food forest project at Cocolandia with very limited assistance and a small but reasonable budget. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Rainbow Crystal Land
Located near Vilcabamba, Ecuador, this land is quite a challenge and it will likely be a while before we attempt to start a community here. The land is a steep mountainside, though an hour’s walk provides a flat location sufficient for building, and further up there is a lake on the property. The lower elevation has some cherimoya trees. Contact us for details.
Purafruta is a new community starting near Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side.
Asia / Pacific
Terramana is located on 5 hectares in Sumatra, Indonesia. Community/project details and contact information are on the website. The project began in 2001.
A permaculture farm and intentional community on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Ohana Aina (Family Land)
A vegan food forest community on the Big Island. Contact Eric Oliver for more information.
Yes we have a farm community here on the Big Island of Hawaii.
We keep a strictly Vegan kitchen, which both attracts alot of vegans, as well as inspires others to dive into a healthy Vegan lifestyle.
We also seem to attract alot of Fruitarians here. This past season there was a good solid core group of people here that all knew each other from the Woodstock Fruit Fest. We all vibed really well together. At one point earlier this season, there [were] 27 people living here! It was a truly wonderful group of people that all got along so beautifully and worked so well together.
It’s been the most fulfilling and rewarding experience ever, holding space for this community.
Our long term vision for the farm is to plant dense food forest all around the perimeters of the property, as well as the back couple of [hectares].
And build dwellings for everyone scattered throughout the fruit trees.
The center of the property is open and grassy with established mango orchard, and some citrus and avocado. There is a large common house with a few rooms that I [Eric] rent out. There are also spaces available for worktrade such as the small room in the house, as well as a couple of shipping containers that have been set up as living spaces with beds floor mats and electricity.
There is also plenty of camping space and floor space for worktrade.
We also host a weekly Saturday Vegan Potluck, Fruitluck, Music jam at the farm. The event has really caught on within the greater community. Anywhere from 40 on a slow night to 130 people during peak season show up for the event.
We are currently building a new stage for music events, which we also like to host here. For live music. So many talented musicians coming through the area here.
The farm is called Ohana Aina… Which is Hawaiian for Family Land
Various Projects in Australia
If you want to know about various fruit-based permaculture projects going on in the tropical regions of Australia and how you can help, please contact Jesse Radja.
Flores de Vida
Flores de Vida is an ongoing project (in north-eastern Spain) on 6 hectares with many fruit trees.
Sunshine’s House of Orthopathy
Informal city community of fruitarians/natural hygienists living in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, which has a sub-tropical USDA Zone 9. Many public fruit trees, active harvesting/foraging operations, fruitlucks, and community events. Email them for info.