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Ecovillage Laboratory

What is an Ecovillage Laboratory?

An Ecovillage laboratory is a place which enables the establishment of temporary communities to provide extraordinary communal living and learning experiences. It offers the infrastructure and the framework to allow groups of people to come together for training, inter-project research, inspiration, experimentation, development and creative output.

The 'Valle de Sensaciones'

El Valle de Sensaciones (the Valley of Sensations) is a prototype of an Ecovillage Laboratory.
The focus of the project is an experiential integration of humans into nature, artistic accomplishment of educational infrastructure and creating a habitat which supports instant community building and creative expression of each individual.

The whole setting allows intensive community experiences in a truly exceptional environment.


In 2000, the project was founded by Achim Burkard. With the involvement of many traveling craftsmen, artists and interested helpers, the place was created over more than a decade, always in the spirit of communal creativity and learning in action.