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.
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, mangoes, bananas, and much more. We are currently in search for resourceful individuals with managerial/leadership skills who would be willing to start up a community and permaculture food forest project at Cocolandia with very limited assistance and a small but reasonable budget. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Pura Fruta – A new community starting near Puerto Viejo on the Carribean side.
Rawtreat – Two locations in Costa Rica. Information on community membership/volunteering is on the website, as well as contact info.
“Raw food community, retreat & educational project based upon self-sufficiency and natural, simple, off the grid life, (vegan) rawfoodism, spirituality (Deep-ecology oriented), etc…. our project is a tropical fruit tree sanctuary. We need passionate individuals who would like to help us take care of one the of worlds largest selections of rare and exotic tropical fruit trees!”
Fees: Varies, but you will pay a security deposit that ensures you stay for at least the first month, and you will pay a reasonable $100-$200 per month (more specific numbers on website), with a discount for each additional month you stay. After 6 months or so you can apply to become a community member, so no more money will be required. This is mainly to ensure serious applicants, as many people aren’t quite serious and will leave after a few weeks. Also, at the Rawland property they are looking for a manager; see website for details.
Asia / Pacific
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”
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 email@example.com for more information and we can put you in contact with the owner / project manager.
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.
An established project in north-eastern Spain with several residents. Situated on 6 hectares with many fruit trees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for info on relocating there.
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.