Breaking News!: Join us at the Emergence Convergence, May 19-23, 2016 in Palawan, Philippines. A collaboration between GENOA and Maia Earth Village.

Asia and the Pacific make up the most diverse region in our world, and the ecovillages and people of GENOA reflect this amazing diversity. At GENOA, we work together to support people to live in a sustainable way, with dignity, in harmony with each other, and with nature.

Take a look at what's going on and join in - our ecovillage directory, news, events and marketplace. If you register you can add your own items. If you need any help posting items, just contact Aku (akanchhya@gmail.com) and Tong Xin (newoasisforlife@gmail.com).

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If you want to help, we'd love it - we're all volunteers here! We need lots of different skills, and if we can't use your skill we can probably point you towards someone in our network who can! To start, please complete our interest form.

To connect to a country network, take a look at our contacts and country networks.

Thank you for visiting. We hope this website helps you on your journey of building a better world! Peace and blessings from all of us at GENOA.

Upcoming events


The Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship

The Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship

An Ecovillage project

The Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship Ecovillage (SICE) is a newly formed NGO (April 1st 2015) driven by a group of Syrian refugees and Swedes in Uppsala, Sweden. Our aim is to empower migrants and other Syrians to take control of their own lives, integrate into Swedish society, and do so in an inexpensive and ecologically sustainable way. We also find different ways to job possibilities for our residents in our Ecovillage.

Help Support Sice project at

property for sale  for 2/3 families

property for sale for 2/3 families

eco-restored stone farmhouse and outbuildings with 2 further houses and barn in need of restoration 3 acres

Currently running as a yoga centre this is a beautiful collection of yellow limestone buildings, some dating back to 1688.The 3 bedroomed main house and 2 roomed pigonniere have been carefully restored using traditional materials. Plunge-pool and outbuildings. Two further houses await restoration as does a large barn. Organic veg plots, source/spring, gardens and grounds on two levels, mature trees. A superb view, secluded but not isolated. Close to the spa town of Lectoure. Would suit 2 or 3 families planning to co-habit and /or start a business project.

Expand The Box training

Expand The Box training

regenerative culture thoughtware upgrades

To register for Expand The Box please choose your date and place at this calendar: http://nextculture.org/cal-etb/en

(NOTE: Expand The Box is a required prerequisite for attending Possibility Labs.)

Regenerative human cultures meet in circles, not in hierarchies.

Meeting in circles requires completely new skills from what is taught to us by the capitalist patriarchal empire. The new skills include:

1. Being centered, entering the present, feeling what you feel.

Compressed, Stabilised Earth Blocks

Compressed, Stabilised Earth Blocks

An appropriate technology for building and construction in developing countries
Sandele Eco-Retreat and Learning Centre was constructed with low embodied energy and a small ecological footprint using an imported compressed, stabilised earth block (CSEB) machine. The machine is highly versatile (70 different shapes and sizes of blocks can be made); it is portable (transferable on the back of a pick up); it is manually operated (no electricity or generator needed); it generates employment (8 people employed per machine); it uses 2½ less cement than locally made blocks; it is relatively inexpensive ($8-10,000). Because of demand for this technology a separate company was set up. Many community and socially beneficial buildings have been constructed and a low cost show house is currently (June 2015) being built. The challenge has been met!

Recent News and Projects

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