Similar Projects

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.

South America

Ecuador

Fruit Haven Ecovillage

Fruit Haven Ecovillage is a relatively new, primarily raw, plant based ecovillage and permaculture food forest project located in Chuchumbleza, Morona-Santiago, about 45 minutes from Terra Frutis.

Cocolandia
Cocolandia (Zapotillo)

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

Located near Vilcabamba, 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.

Central America

Costa Rica

Purafruta

Purafruta is a community forming near Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side. They are looking for new members and volunteers. They sell shares of the property to members, each share secures a private lot for building, the access to all the community shared spaces, such as 15+ hectares of community land, community platforms and school, library and office space, vehicles, etc, and also fruit forest and gardens yield.

Quintessence

Quintessence 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 or email them.

Asia / Pacific

Indonesia

Terramana

Terramana is located on 5 hectares in Sumatra. Community/project details and contact information are on the website. The project began in 2001.

Hawaii

Asanté Gardens

A permaculture farm and intentional community on the Big Island.

Kanekiki

Kanekiki is a low-fat, raw vegan farm on the Big Island, working toward full food sustainability.

Ohana Aina (Family Land)

A vegan food forest community on the Big Island. Contact Eric Oliver 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

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.

Europe

Spain

Flores de Vida

Flores de Vida is an ongoing project (in north-eastern Spain) on 6 hectares with many fruit trees.

Kuna Comuna

Kuna Comuna is a vegan permaculture project and intentional community on Tenerife.

Africa

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. Email them for info.

Last Updated on October 31, 2020