At Sueño de Vida we invite you to:
Experience life where ecological design evolves in harmony with nature in peaceful surroundings in the beautiful cloud forest of Ecuador..
Nourish your body, clear your mind, and awaken your soul. We provide organic garden-to-plate meals, and plenty of space for yoga, meditation, music, impromptu dance parties, and relaxing walks through our gardens and groves.
Join a community cultivating a brighter, greener, sustainable world for ourselves and future generations. We offer volunteer-exchange programs, internships, and hands-on courses in natural building, organic gardening, and home crafting.
Heal our relationships with each other and the Earth through cooperation, compassion, and connection.
To be a vibrant eco-tourist and -learning destination inspiring and teaching creative ways to live with a smaller footprint.
Establish Sueño de Vida as an eco-lodging and yoga retreat destination.
Build out early modules moving toward self-sufficiency: rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, annual vegetables and grains, domestic animals. Plant cash crops like nut trees, balsam, and bamboo to produce yields in future years. Aim to generate 30-50% of power through renewable energy.
Engage with local sources to augment our supplies of food, power, and other necessities to what we can initially produce ourselves.
Set up referral network with other tourism based businesses (surfing, boating, guided tours, etc) in our area.
Develop our services and products to reach a wider audience through educational programs.
Expand our scope of services to courses on all the methods of sustainable living employed at Sueño de Vida: natural building, permaculture design, gardening, cooking, fermenting, crafting, and DIY solutions.
Reduce our dependence on external inputs of food by expanding our own production to perennial crops and early maturing fruit trees, increasing our domestic animals, and harvesting biomass we produce for compost and fertilizer.
Reduce/eliminate our dependence on external power inputs. Increase energy used from renewable sources to 80 percent
Be recognized as an eco-tourist hub and resource for learning ways of sustainable living.
Expand our knowledge and services to help less-advantaged people build their own homes with readily available materials and grow their own food.
Generate additional revenues through harvest and sales of maturing cash crops.
Move to 100% renewable energy usage.
Continue to seek and create adaptive solutions to live simply yet abundantly--our dream life, Sueño de Vida