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Community experience

Join our transient community, for a week or even several months

At our Ecovillage- and Eros- Laboratory, community is at the heart of the process. Valle de Sensaciones provides an environment and specific tools, designed to offer an intensive temporary community experience with all its processes and learnings. For that reason, there is no established community inhabiting the place, aiming to minimise any fixed social patterns, private needs and possibly long term conflicts. Valle de Sensaciones is run by a rotating team which aims to constantly adapt to the changing situations and focus. Instead of putting you into a role of a guest, as common in many Ecovillages and community projects, you can fully feel part of the community from the very first moment, and co-design most aspects of communal living. As far as we know, this concept is unique. Many guests confirm how they instantly feel at home, being fully integrated and taking responsibility for initiating experiences which they wish to live out.

Laboratory times

In this laboratory context we celebrate community living treating relevant questions towards creating a New Culture. The laboratory themes and research questions might be pre-suggested or simply arise out of the actual dynamic in the group.

Who comes to this experience?

Individuals, couples or groups can join our community. Usually, people would be looking at learning skills of living in a sustainable, natural environment with other people. This encompasses many aspects from the group processes and learning together a New Culture of coexistence to the very practicalities of chopping wood and carrying water. We attract people in tune with the ideas of creativity in sensual contact with nature who are guided to experience and express their creativity, sensuality, spirituality and self-awareness. We also love to celebrate here at the Valle! We love music, celebration, dancing, cuddling, rituals and sensual spoils in the nature!

Most typically, entering the Community and Laboratory experience you would be interested to contribute to community daily tasks as well as any on-going projects at the site. You can freely design your days finding your own work / play balance guided by the principle of self-responsibility. What is on offer to learn or enjoy at any point depends very much on who is present in the valley. If your major aim is learning specific skills we recommend that you sign up for one of our workshops on the subject of your interest or check out if there is anybody available for teaching exchange at the time of your stay.

Basic contribution

What's the cost of joining the community experience?

For joining the Community experience there is a basic contribution. This includes the costs of living and using the entire place, its educational and artistic infrastructure, and the basic facilitation of the communal processes.
As we are interested in living in a more stable group context, we offer reduction for long term participation.

The basic contribution starts at 6 marbles per day: 36 € (reduced: 24 €, supportive 48 €)
It rises as signups are coming in, till a maximum of 66 € (reduced: 44 €, suportive 88 €) for last available places.
The earlier you sign up the cheaper it will get.

Find out if to pay normal, reduced or supportive.

For joining the workshops an additional contribution is requested, please see Event description to find out. Full or at least partial participation in the weekend workshops offered by the Valle de Sensaciones team is usually requested for staying in tune with the communal dynamic.
When joining on longer term you are asked to contribute 50% on your second workshop, while any further workshops are for free. This reduction is not applying to workshops offered by 3rd parties, which are usually optional for long term participants.

Work exchange

To skilled candidates or long term participants of at least 3 weeks we might also offer to join our flexible work exchange program. Once you are accepted, we invite you to arrive on Friday usually (please refer to events listings for exact arrival days) and participate in a workshop to get started in the community life and Eros Lab field. This includes minimum monetary contribution for 3 nights plus workshop contribution. From Monday onwards you would be introduced to the work exchange programme which involves entering a system of our internal economy called the Marble Game Please read here to find out more about the Marble Game.

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Join our transient community, for a week or even several months