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  • I Want to Be a Fertile Seed
    15.03.2014

    Om Sunisa Jamwiset, 34, from Thailand speaks about her path in developing her full potential as a woman and an activist.

    I was born in a small village in Nong Khai Province, by the...

  • Ecovillage Festival Chiang Mai as a Venue for New Co-operative...
    11.09.2013

    In Thailand, another exciting cooperative initiative between government - or stakeholders - of the South with the Global Ecovillage Network has commenced. GEN representatives join hands with ETA (...

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Gecko VIlla

Gecko VIlla

Unusual, sustainable holidays in rural Thailand

At Gecko Villa among th rice paddies of Thailand's northeasten plateau, we have for over a decade now been offering one of a kind holidays to visitors wishing to see an authentic side of Thailand, entirely off the beaten path, where sustainable travle and resonsible tourism are key. Enjoy a private pool villa holiday, savour delicious, fresh Thai meals that are prepared for you at no xtra  cost, and discover a whole range of unusual activities.

Gaia Ashram

Gaia Ashram

Learning center Deep Ecology, Ecovillage Design & Permaculture

Gaia Ashram is a community based education center on Deep Ecology, Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Education and other sustainable living practices.

Gaia Ashram is the base for Gaia School Asia and one of the operational centers of NextGEN Oceania & Asia and we provide trainings/workshops/courses for children, international and Asian youth. Gaia Ashram also provides long-term volunteer and internship opportunities for Asian and international youth.

Trika Eco Resort

Trika Eco Resort

Yoga, Permaculture, and Community Center

Trika Eco Resort is the international headquarters of Trika Method, located in the rural mountains of Northern Thailand. Trika Eco Resort is a yoga retreat center, permaculture farm, and intentional community of dharma practitioners who dedicate their lives to the dharma through Trika Method’s many spiritual and humanitarian initiatives. We invite visitors to experience our unique way of life as guests, volunteers, or retreat participants, and we always welcome new residents.

Miracle Springs

Miracle Springs

Miracle Springs is a sanctuary dedicated to your spiritual wellbeing; a place where you can lose track of time, reconnect with your heart, with nature, and with your creative spirit.
Situated on the site of a legendary spring where generations of people have traveled long distance for the pure “spirit” water, this oasis has been preserved as a rare remnant of the ancient forests that once carpeted the Mekong River basin. Surrounding Miracle Springs is a Buddhist temple and the small traditional Thai village of Kum San Suke (Golden Happiness).

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram was founded in 1984 by social activist Sulak Sivaraksa and colleagues. It is a spiritual activist community devoted to developing and promoting an alternative lifestyle that is grounded in Buddhist Dharma, cultural diversity and environmental sustainability. It is home to educators and social activists who lead programmes in grassroots leadership, in natural construction techniques, and in empowering marginalised communities.

Beluga School for Life

Beluga School for Life

The Beluga School for Life, is a learning village-community with about 240 inhabitants in the south of Thailand, in the province of Phang-Nga. Within the framework of the Thai Law, it provides shelter and education to 150 Thai children at risk, such as victims of the tsunami from 26th of December 2004, children with poor family backgrounds or abused children. The Beluga School for Life concept empowers these children to become successful socio- and eco- entrepreneurs in the future.

The Metta Experiment

The Metta Experiment

The purpose of the Metta Experiment is caring for the environment which is a natural part of the Buddhist path. The Buddha encouraged us to understand more deeply the underlying unity and interconnectedness of life. Values such as simplicity of lifestyle, sharing with others, taking responsibility for one’s actions, and compassion for all living things have always been at the heart of the tradition.

Children's Village School

Children's Village School

Moo Baan Dek is a living alternative education and a community. Its environment is arranged to help poor children from even the most difficult backgrounds to learn to love themselves and society. The children learn from nature and their immediate environment. They grow up in a warm and loving atmosphere in which they find understanding and freedom plentiful. Their learning can take place at any corner of this natural school, 70% of which is covered with cultivable land and forest, and is not confined to small classrooms. The school's underlying philosophy is very close to that of A.S.

Pun Pun

Pun Pun

Pun Pun is an organic farm, seed-saving operation, and sustainable living and learning center. We feel that only by living in a sustainable way ourselves, is it possible for us to create a model from which others can learn and live. Through natural cultivation on our organic farm we display ways of transitioning to, and living more sustainably. Through the living and learning center we experiment with appropriate technologies, organic farming, and natural building techniques. We discover the practices that work well for people and are practical.

The Panya Project

The Panya Project

The Panya Project is an open potential community that is working to be a thriving example of sustainable living in northern Thailand. At this point, we host workshops and internships on Permaculture, and Natural Building, as well as host schools from around Thailand, for outdoor sustainable living education. Our community is excited to be working toward self-sufficiency, recently installing a series of water harvesting swales, as well as and extensive food forest.

Wongsanit Ashram

Wongsanit Ashram

We are a group of people working and living together for social change as an alternative community and NGO. We have wide range of work; education for grassroots, nature cure, organic gardening, mud house building and ecovillage education. This year we have decided to publish a “Directory of intentional communities and ecovillages in Asia.” We hope to strengthen the existing communities and also help to found new ones, building up a network of communities and ecovillages in Asia.

Back-to-Nature Ecovillage, Trang, T

Back-to-Nature Ecovillage, Trang, T

Back-to-Nature Ecovillage, Trang, Thailand

Back-to-Nature EcoVillage is an aspiring ecovillage founded in 2005 by two retired university lecturers and researchers (husband & wife team)on 100 acres palm oil and rubber plantation in a beach resort town of Trang, south of Krabi and Phuket, Thailand. We value sustainable ecological systems, permaculture design, simple living, creative lifestyle and healthy social relations. We intend to become an international village community of at least 150.