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 ([email protected]) and Tong Xin ([email protected]).

You can also join us on Facebook and join our email list (less than one email per week).

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.

Given the huge diversity of ideologies and viewpoints on many issues within the area of holistic sustainability (i.e. social, environmental, economic and spiritual/cultural sustainability), we generally do not endorse any of the projects or writings on this website but, rather, encourage the sharing of this information and allow you to decide for yourself.

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

  • Noosa Forest Retreat, Kin Kin, Queensland, Australia.

    The Noosa Forest Retreat Permaculture course on Australia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast will include the standard “Permaculture Design Certificate” (PDC) curriculum as created by Bill Mollison and...

  • RE-Connecting to Nature from the 19th of February-5th of March

    Deepen our connection with nature through our head, heart, hands and spirit.

    Join us for this two weeks contemplative learning where we will learn together What is Deep Ecology as a...

  • Holistic community learning from June 4th 2017 – October 1st...

    Are you a Permaculturalist? Ecovillage Designer? Deep Ecologist? Builder? Gardener? Natural product maker? Healer? Herbalist? Nutritionist? Shaman? Dancer? Artist? Yogi & Yogini?


  • The Pioneers of Gaia Ashram - July 2nd until July the 30th

    The Gaia Ashram Internship is a one month program on Ecovillage Design, Permaculture and Deep Ecology. The internship will be a holistic participatory learning experience & process.


  • RE-Connecting to Nature from the 19th of February-5th of March
    Thailand, Asia, Asia

    Deepen our connection with nature through our head, heart, hands and spirit.

    Join us at Gaia Ashram in the North-East of Thailand for this two weeks contemplative learning where we will...

  • Green life-style
    Sri Lanka

    Step 01.

    Building the "Green School"

    The land to build the school is already being identified and the method of the building using more environment friendly materials such as "Clay...

  • Green life-style
    Sri Lanka

    It is not only farming. And not only educating. As well as not only exchange. It is combination of farming, education and exchange about ideas, environment friendly concepts and educating about...

  • Recreating paradise on Earth

    Welcome to Terramana, a non-profit eco-spiritual project aiming to recreate Paradise on Earth.

    The project is taking place in Sumatra, Indonesia, on more than 5 hectares of an indigenous...

  • An update on the Sunshine Ecovillage Network

    The partnership and friendship between GEN and the Sunshine Ecovillage Network (SEN), in China has been growing in the past year, since the first Ecovillage Forum organised by SEN took place...

  • Life Extension Village

    What is a "Life Extension Village"?

    This is a short history of how the idea for “Life Extension Villages” came about and how I would like them to develop. This is my dream, I guess, of how...