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Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, CA
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Cool Temperate

Ian Corporon Lind Quist Richey Carol Scipio Reed Stanley Triplett Stella Obrien
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Rural, Intentional Communities, Demonstration

Project Summary

Eliopoli wants to show that a new life model that underlines the qualitative aspects of life can be realized focusing on human needs in a way compatible with business and environment. We will accomplish this by promoting social cooperation while creating “green business” and preserving the quality of the environment.

Project Description

The Eliopoli Ecovillage Project is an intentional community project located in south west Nova Scotia, Canada. The name means “City of the Sun”, from ancient Greek Helios (Sun) and Poleis (City). By creating Eliopoli  we express our intention to live in a different way,  applying  values to our every-day-life. Eliopoli is the focus of a wide network of ideas. Our major goal is to balance economicalenvironmental and interior aspects in a rich synthesis, building an intentional community around archetype symbols.

This is not a “protected greenhouse” for fragile people, but a forge of strong and gentle human beings. We like to compare ourselves to the founders of the ancient Greek colonies in the Mediterranean sea. Rich in their culture, the ancient colonists were seekers of new possibilities and spaces, and founded some of the most prosperous and beautiful cities of their times (for example Syracuse). We see Canada as a huge “promised land” full of unexpressed potential.


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