Valle de Sensaciones is providing an Ecovillage environment without being inhabited by an established community. That way we can offer a neutral field for communal experimentation and exploration. So once you arrive the community will be also formed by YOU, together with all the other participants.
The environment with all the communal spaces and little natural living spaces is created in a way which allows flexible community dynamics, where everybody find space of individualism, while easily engaging with the community.
The eco-technical infrastructure aims to be of easy usage while at the same time being educative. This concept together with the artistic appearance attracting interest got the award for "investigation on renewable energy" by the Caja España in 2002.
All the tasks and responsibilities needed for inhabiting such an ecologic and natural environment are well documented, supporting a real community experience where the participant gets involved on all levels and thereby gets a big variety of learning experiences.
Our team facilitates the process of community building and exploration, based on our experience and a specific set of tools known to support instant creation of community, and effective canalization of the upcoming processes. Our team is rotating with the focus of best serving the experience of the participants, and aiming to not give any priority to our private needs. We are happy to count with the collaboration of people with special skill sets, facing the extraordinary challenge to support the processes of others and holding the communal field, while being transparent with our own processes.
In continuation the comparison with similar settings might help to understand the very unique environment and potential of our Ecovillage laboratory better:being a guest of an established community
In our laboratory, we offer a field specially designed to make you part of the core of community dynamics, to allow you to co-create the patterns and rules of living together and even to create conflicts. Being part of the conflict resolution process is one of the richest experiences of community life. That's when all the projections (the mirrors as we say) have to be opened, to made transparent and understood. For each one involved owning their own judgements, fears, desires and taking full responsibility on his/her experience.
In our laboratory, we aim to have everybody present being involved in the most realistic community situation. As if we would be living there together for long, where our main service is to offer instruction and guidance for stepping into the community experience on all levels, including the tasks. That's not just providing a big variety of learning experiences, but also generates many social dynamics which can be used for our transformative human processes.
(As some intensive workshops benefit from greater concentration we do free the group for community tasks in some occasions, as defined by the event types.)