Eco Villages

Eco villages are not always fully vegan but they generally live in harmony with nature and include, permaculture and educational program. They are often open to volunteers.

Eco Villages

Pun Pun is an organic farm, seed-saving operation, and sustainable living and learning center. We feel that only by living in a sustainable way ourselves, is it possible for us to create a model from which others can learn and live. Through natural cultivation on our organic farm we display ways of transitioning to, and living more sustainably. Through the living and learning center we experiment with appropriate technologies, organic farming, and natural building techniques. We discover the practices that work well for people and are practical. We then spread this knowledge to those individuals and networks that will put it to use. Through our seed-saving operation we seek to bring back indigenous and rare species of all kinds of vegetables, fruits, and medicinal herbs. We propagate them at the farm and then exchange them for greater use amongst farmers and other interested people, thus empowering and improving the health of the general public.

The Panya Project is an open potential community that is working to be a thriving example of sustainable living in northern Thailand. At this point, we host workshops and internships on Permaculture, and Natural Building, as well as host schools from around Thailand, for outdoor sustainable living education. Our community is excited to be working toward self-sufficiency, recently installing a series of water harvesting swales, as well as and extensive food forest.

What the future holds for the project is up to the dreams, energy, excitement, and will of those involved. We hope to always be learning, growing, and discovering more about this great adventure.

Our mindful recovery community offers a rich and supportive learning space for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves. Many of us have struggled with hardships and difficulties but have never had the opportunity to heal. At New Life, people from all over the world come together to find new ways to relate to the challenges they face. Here, we come to the realisation that no matter how isolated we may feel, we are never alone.

Sustainable farming is an essential aspect of our healing and mindfulness program. It helps us to fulfil our goal of being an environmentally-friendly, self-sustaining community. On our 63 acres of land in Chiang Rai, we grow our own rice, corn, vegetables and fruit. We are always looking for new ways to use our land while being extremely conscientious of our environment and learning as much about organic and sustainable agriculture as we can.

A network of farmers who mostly live around the Eastern Forest. A simple summary of the Wanakaset concept is Biodiversity + Knowledge = Abundance. …

Wanakaset was developed by Pooyai Viboon Khemchalerm who following the teachings of the “Green Revolution” went from early successes to bankruptcy. Able to sell off most of his land to repay his debts, he was left with about 1.5 hectares and no money. He then had an awakening and returned to the ways of earlier generations to produce for their own needs and not for money. He also recalled his knowledge and experience as a boy with his father living in and from the forest. Being in his 40s, he also was aware of his age and thought that as the forest always provided abundance without need to labor that this was the path. Rather than plant crops, plant a forest. However abundance came not only from biodiversity but the knowledge and practice of how to use it. Every plant has value, but we also need to learn how to use the plants for food, medicine, dyes, soil fertility and other purposes.

Daruma is a permaculture designed educational Ecovillage that facilitates life-long learning activities. Designed from the outset with permaculture principles in mind, the intention behind Daruma is to be a lifelong learning centre. There is no particular spiritual doctrine. Respect for others, old & young, and a natural curiosity & desire to learn seem to be common to all who visit here. Everything on-site can and is used for educational purposes, as are resources in the local

Moo Baan Dek is a living alternative education and a community. Its environment is arranged to help poor children from even the most difficult backgrounds to learn to love themselves and society. The children learn from nature and their immediate environment. They grow up in a warm and loving atmosphere in which they find understanding and freedom plentiful. Their learning can take place at any corner of this natural school, 70% of which is covered with cultivable land and forest, and is not confined to small classrooms. The school’s underlying philosophy is very close to that of A.S. Neill’s Summerhill School in England, although Buddhist elements are incorporated. At Moo Baan Dek, children can choose whether or not to attend class or any activities. Most major decision making is collectively made through the School Council meeting, which takes place on Friday afternoons. The school is privately run on donation from individuals in Thailand through the Foundation for Children. We provide everything basics free of charge for these poor children.

Wongsanit Ashram was founded in 1984 by social activist Sulak Sivaraksa and colleagues. It is a spiritual activist community devoted to developing and promoting an alternative lifestyle that is grounded in Buddhist Dharma, cultural diversity and environmental sustainability. It is home to educators and social activists who lead programmes in grassroots leadership, in natural construction techniques, and in empowering marginalised communities. The EDE will start at the Ashram but include sites

The journey so far The project started as a dream four years ago. Its founders aimed to create the perfect natural oasis, where people could live in harmony with nature. Along these years, and with the invaluable help of hundreds of volunteers who shared the same dream, we built Gaarawé’s basic infrastructure: its internal road, electric lines, a water system, several vegetable gardens, a full kitchen, seven bamboo huts, a common area and a chicken farm.

We aim to establish a self-sustainable community, maximizing our production of basic goods and minimizing the external purchases. And in order to achieve this, there’s a long way to go. We still need to produce our own energy, purify our water and produce 100% of the food we eat.

On the other hand, our seven huts were meant to be temporary settlements to accommodate the village’s first inhabitants. At this point, we need to replace them with stronger houses. At the same time, we want to set up a larger kitchen, with the goal of opening a restaurant and/or offering a catering service. Another plan is to build a few specific lodging options for guests, such as a tree-house. And finally, the village also needs some new furniture, general repairs and a lot of maintenance work!

A rural Thai villa for vacation rental in the countryside of northeast Thailand, out of Udon Thani.

Constructed of sustainable materials in the traditional Thai style, this beautiful property sleeps 4 guests and offers a private saltwater swimming pool, complimentary Thai meals, free airport transfers and laundry, and ample space in a setting that is serene, peaceful and resolutely authentic.

Many unusual and eclectic activities are offered at and around the property, and a local Thai family are always on hand in a nearby village to ensure you get the very most from your holiday and can get to interact directly with the locals to the extent you choose.

The creation of Suwan Organic Farmstay is the culmination of a dream, one in which harmony values predominate. A philosophy of life where Nature is at the heart of every day. In northern Thai, nestled 20 km from the city of Udon Thani. Suwan Organic Farmstay is an organic farm of 32.000 m2, between biotope and biocenosis, you will discover the virtues of an eco-responsible tourism. We are an oganic farm that seeks to become auto sufficient on the long run. From vegetables to fruits,

Gaia Ashram is a community-based education center on Deep Ecology, Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Education and other sustainable living practices. An important part of Gaia Ashram is ecosystem restoration and to develop 6-hectares of once degraded land into an abundant biodiverse productive ecosystems where humans live in deep connection and harmony with nature; with Gaia.

Eco-village Transition Asia is a small initiative by a small group of like-minded people, promoting a transition to redesigned rural and urban environments and coexisting with nature harmoniously with the intention that it will lead to a more conscientious, empowered and spiritually rooted Asian society.

The Eco-village Transition Asia (ETA) brings together eco-social activism in the face of the ecological, social and spiritual crisis that people are facing today. Asia has come to the world’s attention in many senses. For ETA, the most important aspect of Asia is her potential and actual contributions in non-anthropocentric paradigm deeply rooted in her diverse cultural and spiritual traditions. Through the establishment of its space and programming, ETA is doing its part to help Asian society advance into the future in a way that is sustainable, ethical and ultimately beneficial for all.