- vilcabamba, loja, ecuador
Chambalabamba Community is unique in many ways. We are an egalitarian, mostly latino, artist eco community. Nestled in a valley of the Andes mountains along the Chamba river. We have flat, arable land, 6 hectares (2.4 acres to one hectare). We maintain 3 agreed upon principles: harmony, unity, and personal integrity. Everyone has autonomy and we live by agreements, not rules. We have good weather all year around and have gardens and fields for cultivation and many fruit trees and banana trees. The air is always very fresh and the river is drinkable. We grow superfoods and medicinal plants as well as vegetables and herbs.
We have created many amenities such that people can pursue their passions; outdoor stage, fully equipped for sound, lights, circus, and music, a recording studio also for videos, well functioning compost toilets, some hot showers, a clean swimming lake, access to the Chamba river along the entire side of the property, alternative space for children, greenhouse, large malokka (round building, 12 meters diameter, with no walls) with kitchen, vegetable gardens, compost, vermiculture, growing spirolina, cultivating mushrooms, berries, many orange, banana, and mandarin mature trees, volunteer house, accommodations for visitors and retreats, huge equipped carpentry and metal shop, 6 teepees with water, electricity, and internet (internet everywhere), medicinal garden, bioconstrucion houses, large tree house, spaces for yoga, meditation, workshops.
The "house on the hill" overlooking the property can sleep 10 or more, dormitory style with 2 bathrooms, 3 hand washing sinks, and a hot shower. It is furnished with handmade individual and some double beds. It has a lovely yard with flowers and fruit trees. We also have added 3 new bedrooms for couples beneath my treehouse by the river, these are about 3 meters off the ground, with bathroom, open living room, hot shower and bath. We also have other possible accommodations and people can camp out if they want. You can see us at chambalabamba.org, fb group: chambalabamba community and there are lots of photos, videos, and articles on my fb page: tom osher.
We are a great choice to host international retreats and we are looking for people who do retreats internationally to contact and arrange the details to make a transformative retreat. If you have any interest, please contact me and lets talk.