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 around the world, including details and contact information for those who are interested.

Other Fruit Forest / Raw Vegan Community Projects
This website currently focuses on Mount Frutis, our primary location in south-eastern Ecuador near Gualaquiza. You can come live here and help us with the project, or you can buy land nearby and become a part of the project that way. We list a number of other fruit forest communities here which have various ownership situations and policies on staying:

South America

Ecuador

FruitHaven EcoVillage – a relatively new raw vegan/fruitarian community and permaculture food forest project located in Chuchumbleza, Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, about 45 minutes from Mount Frutis.

Cocolandia

Coconut grove

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 cocolandia.ecuador@gmail.com for details.

“Rainbow Crystal Land Vilcabamba”
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 terrafrutis.ecuador@gmail.com for details.

Chile

Private Project in Chile
A fruit-based permaculture project in the Elqui mountains of Chile. Contact terrafrutis.ecuador@gmail.com and we will put you in contact with the founder of this project.

Central America

Costa Rica

Pura Fruta – A new community starting near Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side.

Quintessence
Quintessence in Costa Rica lost much during a forest fire, but the owners have persisted over many years and are still going strong, now replanting what was damaged. Contact Carine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carine.wache.9 or email carmaorganica@gmail.com.

Asia / Pacific

Indonesia

Terra Mana photograph of river
Located on 5 hectares in Sumatra, Indonesia. Community/project details and contact information are on the website. Project began in 2001.

Hawaii

A budding intentional community/food forest in Hawaii, based on 80/10/10 and raw vegan principles.
Hawaii Picture
Ohana Aina (Family Land) – A vegan food forest community on the Big Island. Contact Eric Oliver at Bewilder215@gmail.com for more information.
“Aloha.
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”

Quintessence

Three acres of pristine land are excellent for growing many tropical fruits and feature a view of the ocean and a gigantic mango tree. Send an email to terrafrutis.ecuador@gmail.com for more information and we can put you in contact with the owner / project manager.

Australia

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 on Facebook.

Europe

Spain

Flores de Vida
An established project in north-eastern Spain with several residents. Situated on 6 hectares with many fruit trees.

Africa

Kenya

Cherengany Hills, Kenya – Join fellow fruitarians to plant fruit trees, forage, and start a community. (In Kenya and the rest of Eastern Africa, most people of the younger generation speak English.) Contact Terra Frutis for more info: terrafrutis.ecuador@gmail.com

North America

USA

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. Contact phoenixforaged@gmail.com for info on relocating there.

Banana Sanctuary
A 2-hectare private permaculture food forest project in south-eastern Florida.

Feel free to suggest other projects to be listed here – projects that are inspired by the idea of returning humanity to a sustainable path via biologically-diverse fruit forests and small-scale, voluntary community models.