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Nova Oikos Project
Nova Oikos Project
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Rua Santa Cecilia 734, Camboriu, SC, BR
Climate zone:
Sub tropical

ALESSANDRA silva Andressa Capriglione Andriê Marchese Carla Laemmle Filipe Castro Karina Dill Migott Martin Ewert Mildred GUSTACK DELAMBRE Tiele Vasconcelos
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Nova Oikos Project

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Urban, Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Nova Oikos is an ongoing project under construction. It is a dream, a utopia on its way to reality! We operate in a kind of “slow management” … after all this is not a job, but a project of life and society!

Project Description

Physically, it’s a place in the process of becoming a Permaculture Ecological Station. It is also a familiar homestead, and like in many families, with some “outstanding issues”. However, the goal is to transform it into a place to disseminate environmental practices, by offering a space for learning and experimenting. Situated in Camboriú, Santa Catarina, in a “reforestation” of pine and eucalyptus and a secondary forest regenerating since 1980, we are blessed with lots of water and Sun all year long! We aim to protect this space from the developmental babarity of local region and facilitate the mind-opening of those who pass by!

Ideologically we are ecologists and humanists, considering that one way to generate changes in the current political and economic system is by the dissemination of ideas and practices related to cultural change and the radical paradigm shift. Under the banner of permaculture, with its ethical principles (Fair Share, caring for the Earth and for People), also try to bring everyone and everything that we imagine under the big umbrella of Degrowth: Transition Towns, the Global Ecovillage movement, buen vivir, Human Rights added to the Earth Rights, Permaculture, Solidarity Economy, Agroecology, common goods and resources, Open Source, Creative commons, Co-housing, among many other alternatives.

In the summer of 2013, we will convene a strategic force to create the final permacultural design of the site and start the works on buidings, sanitary and energy structure! Contact us if you want to join: [email protected]


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