KanAwen

Project

Organization

Contact

Websites: 
Website: 
www.kanawen.org
Emails: 
Contact: 
[email protected]
Contact address: 
Vall de Biert
Girona
17834 Canet d´Adri
Spain
Telephone: 
Landline: 
0034872096506
Cell phone: 
0034622906041

Team

Members: 
18
New members: 
Open for new members
Colaboradores: 
9
New colaboradores: 
Open for collaborators
Additional information about joining the project: 
Non-working Guests welcome, Work Exchange welcome, Volunteers welcome,

Vall of Biert

KanAwen Ecovillage. In the Biert Valley, Girona, Catalunya, Spain.
A project for hope, a new life model, a space for harmony, integrity and spiritual
growth.
Kanawen is a project to build an ecovillage in the Biert Valley, just 15 km from
Girona. The 280 acres planned for the settlement, will allow us to enjoy the
advantage of this peaceful rural area, conduct a self-sustaining ecological project and
yet, being close to the city, encouraging contact and relations with the wider world.

We are united by the need for a profound change, promoting a more conscious way
of life, in touch with nature, living in community in a socially, environmentally and
economically sustainable way. Our overall objectives are to facilitate personal and
collective spiritual growth, build dynamic relationships within the community and with
others outside, and explore the benefits of mutual support and collaboration.

More information at www.kanawen.org
Contact: [email protected]
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqu48w2Cuyw

Settlement

People

Open for new inhabitants
Open for visitors
Inhabitants: 
10
Children: 
4
Future inhabitants, target: 
150
Visitors per year: 
50
Type of visitors: 
Participants in workshops and courses
Guests during events
Holiday guests
Work exchange
Volunteers

Living with the land

Total amount of land: 
140 ha
Climate zone: 
Warm Temperate
Natural resources: 
River
Fountain
Humus
Wilderness
Burning wood
Building wood

Social design

Communal life: 
We have several communal households.
Our meetings take place several times a month.
We use to work in groups.
Guests are fully integrated into our life.
Education: 
Home schooling

Best practices

Integral participatory design

Conscious participation in project design: 
100%
Traditional and local wisdom: 
100%
Education and empowerment towards sustainable living: 
100%
Innovative methods and appropriate technologies: 
100%

Best social practices

Conflict facilitation and peace-building skills?: 
100%
Gender equality: 
100%
Sense of community and mutual support: 
100%
Diversity: 
100%
Inclusive decision-making processes: 
100%
Alliances within wider society and networks?: 
100%

Best cultural practices

Political activism for environmental and social justice: 
100%
Connecting to a higher purpose in life / spiritual pathway: 
100%
Dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
100%
Local dance, music, art, celebrations and rituals: 
100%
Awareness about impacts of modernisation / minimising negative impacts: 
100%
Common vision: 
100%

Best ecological practices

Ecological sanitation?: 
100%
Sustainable transport: 
100%
Sustainable water management?: 
100%
Natural and traditional healing methods: 
100%
Organical food: 
100%
Ecological and traditional building methods: 
100%
Ecosystemes and biodiversity: 
100%
Renewable energy: 
100%
Organic agriculture/permaculture/ natural farming methods?: 
100%

Best economical practices

Transparent administration and bookkeeping: 
100%
Consciousness of the impacts of consumption patterns: 
100%
Ethical and transparent fair trade: 
100%
Strengthening local economy: 
100%
Economic justice: 
100%
Collective ownership: 
100%