Community living CoLab

 

flowing cyclic structure

Radical Lab: connecting with our roots.

We are looking for people that are both:

  • Grounded people: with their feet very deep down in the earth.
  • Idealists: With the capacity to explore deep down the root beliefs of our civilization.

To ReConnect ReThink ReImagine ReDesign our next steps as human beings.

A soulful curated 15-20 people gathering of deep embodied sense making, collective exploration and ritualistic celebration in a beautiful ecovillage.

 

If you would like to experience how is it to live sustainably together with a random group of (most probably) like minded/hearted but diverse people in a privileged natural environment, with good weather, good food and lots of nature to explore, you have an amazing chance to do it this summer at Molino de Guadalmesí.

We want to bring together to the place our friends to stir the collective pot and explore what magic might want to emerge.

It will be a space for sharing ideas, dreams, opportunities, identifying resources, exchanging research, receiving feedback on our projects and many more unexpected outcomes that will surprise all of us.

WHERE

 At Molino de Guadalmesí (Tarifa, Cádiz – Spain). We are only 10km from Tarifa, 14km from Africa, a few hundred meters walking distance from the sea, in a river full of trees and shaded hammocks. You can rest, have long talks, play music, go bird watching, kayaking, trekking, biking, work in the garden, collaborate in any of the ongoing natural building projects, work online or just relax in silence.

 

WHEN

We will open this possibility from July 26th to Sept 20th. You can come 2 months or just 15 days (minimum staying) to experience this international laboratory of living together sustainably. We will also open some days/events for locals to attend. And will have the visit of some special guests.

In order to have a good group rhythm entries will be only on Mondays after  17.00h check outs Monday before 11.00am

WHO

people interested in community living, of different profiles and skill sets: Systems thinkers, facilitators, permaculture designers, natural builders, cryptocurrency experts, game b, regeneration, artivists, social workers, therapist, ecologists, seekers of truth and conscious people of any kind. Men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning.

N.B. This is an “invitation only” gathering. Meaning that it is for our friends and friends of friends. If you do not know anybody at Molino de Guadalmesí you can request an invitation by sending us a short bio and a motivation letter explaining why you would like to attend this gathering. We are super happy to meet new friends.

 

HOW

We are not doing this to make money so prices will be very low and only for accommodation and food. If after the CoLab the experience was valuable for you, you may make a donation to our non-profit coop.

Accommodation: there are many options with different prices. You can rent a wood cabin, a yurt, a small house (aprox 20-25€/day), a shared bedroom, a tent (aprox 5€-10€/day) or even the big house for 4-5 people (around 50€) These are reference prices, may vary depending on the amount of people, etc… If you stay longer you will get a discount.

Price per day: 10€ Includes: food (full board organic), water, electricity, gas, use of the installations (yoga platform, yoga indoor room, library, kitchen, garden, etc…)

WHO

people interested in community living, of different profiles and skill sets: Systems thinkers, facilitators, permaculture designers, natural builders, cryptocurrency experts, game b, regeneration, artivists, social workers, therapist, ecologists, seekers of truth and conscious people of any kind. Men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning.

N.B. This is an “invitation only” gathering. Meaning that it is for our friends and friends of friends. If you do not know anybody at Molino de Guadalmesí you can request an invitation by sending us a short bio and a motivation letter explaining why you would like to attend this gathering. We are super happy to meet new friends.

 

  • Learning is the core of this community. We will together learn by doing and we expect you to participate in these activities. Our leit motiv is “if you want to learn, teach” So we will be very happy to learn from each other.
  • Transportation: your will have a 4km dirt road to come to the farm so if you bring your vehicle it is better if it is a bit high (do not bring your Ferrary :-) Parking space is also limited, we share rides as much as possible (within the community and with neighbours)
  • Attitude: We expect an attitude of authenticity, respect, and openness to learn. We need you to come with an open mind/heart/will.
    People who genuinely welcome and celebrate diversity and are therefore ready to listen to ideas and worldviews different from theirs.
    We will live together so you will have to find a good balance between caring for your private time and sharing with the group. People who see conflict as an opportunity for growth, and who are willing to navigate complexity both in ideas and relationships.
  • Be willing to participate for around 5 hours/week in shifts like cooking, gardening, cleaning, watering, feeding the animals, etc… 

air

Will connect with the inmaterial energy of dreams to listen to what is coming

water

The emotions of planning will guide us and we will allow our hearts to express.

earth

We will go down to earth actions, and connect with the land and physical world.

FIRE

The celebration of our learnings will be an important part of the journey.

2 cycles of 28 days (one moon). 4 weeks with similar structure each in a fractal rhythm feeling the subtle different energies of the elements (air, water, earth and fire).

There is a minimum staying period of 2 full weeks starting on Mondays. You can stay for the two moon cycles or just a few weeks.

The 28days is our own methodology for reconnection
It is a fractal representation of a life cycle from birth to death. Reconnection comes from RE-CO-NEC-TARE that means RE (Again like in Re-Cycle) CO (together like in co-llaboration) NEC (Death like in Necrology) and TARE (To Transcend, to go through) So it means Transcend Death Together Again. That is exactly what this methodology is about to learn together how to transcend and let go the cycles of nature, celebrating the process and marking consciously the different stages with rituals.

A normal day will include knowledge exchange, enjoying some meals together, working in the garden, sitting in the fire to share, to make music, yoga sessions, dancing

Creating a liminal space to allow synchronicity and serendipity to manifest
We will have long conversations in informal and facilitated ways, about a very wide variety of subjects. 

There are basic things like milking the goats, working in the vegetable garden, making cheese, cooking, etc… that are part of our daily life and participants can be a part of them as much as they want.

 

full moon

charge the energy. Receive. 

last quarter

reflect and break all habits.

new moon

start the project

first quarter

make commitments

connect with yourself

allow yoursef the gift of solitude. Get to know yourself, explore your limits.

connect with others

meaningful relationships, meet like minded/hearted people in the same journey through different paths. A rich set of mirrors to see yourself through many other eyes.

connect with nature

the great master will be around us to lead the learning journey.

ecology

the material things at all scales. from growing food, building houses, planting trees, generating energy, makers, tech, etc…

ECONOMY

how do we manage our resources to satisfy our needs? How do we calculate value? What is wealth?

SOCIAL

people issues :-)

group facilitation, governance, emotions, sense making

CULTURE

our world vision. With which glasses are we looking at the world?

TRANSFORM

What are the holistic transversal things that we will need for this transformation?

A Letter from the Team

After more than 15 years of community living experience at Molino de Guadalmesí we feel ready to create a space to explore how we can reimagine and cocreate a new step for ecovillages and intentional communities. We have been a laboratory of experimentation and learning how to live together all these years and at least have found many ways how not to do it :-) 
We have been actively involved in many local and global organizations related with ecology (bioconstruction, permaculture, deep ecology, water management, renewable energies, reforestation, etc…), economy (time banks, alternative currencies, Wellbeing Economic Alliance, crypto), social (facilitation, immigration, gender, social justice) and world vision (mindfulness, medicinal plants, rituals). 
We want to open our space, our minds and our hearts to the unexpected, to the emergence of something new. That is why we create this call trusting that the people that will come will be the right people. If you feel this call vibrating in your heart come and enjoy with us this amazing experience. 
We believe that if it is not fun it is not sustainable! so making the process enjoyable is a very important part of the program. We will have music, dancing, laughter, beach days, surfing, kayaking, hiking, solitude, and lots of hugs.

 We are waiting for you to co-create the world with us

Johnny Azpilicueta