Finca Tierra

Finca Tierra is a small community in the very natural northwest of La Palma/Canary Island. Four to six people constantly live there, well connected with a network of neighbours.

In our beautiful round seminar room we offer space for workshops in holistic healing, personal growth and all kinds of bodywork.

We also welcome guests for individual retreats in our unspoiled natural surroundings and provide healthy organic food for guests, mainly from our own gardens, and support them with different kinds of healing sessions.

In 1999 some friends bought these 20 000 squaremeters on La Palma and began the community, living for the first two years in big white tents and later in a beautiful round clay-dome and little huts. Brigitte Maine from Finca Tierra will be attending the 2012 Gathering hosted by the Findhorn Foundation.

The Finca Tierra community is featured in the full-length DVD documentary A New We: Ecological communities and ecovillages in Europe which explores 10 communities in Europe and opens doors to further exploration and discovery on the new Global EcoVillage and Sustainable Community Network.

* Against a backdrop of beautiful videography, each community segment starts with a concise textual profile of the group (including number of residents, land area, organizational structure, percentage of diet produced on site, energy and water sources, etc.) and ends with contact information. In between, we visit each place and hear from some of its residents. The pace is never rushed, and yet each segment covers a wide range of topics, including some of the personal challenges that community members face.

* Copyright © Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) and Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture · The DVD is available online here.

Now more than ever before people all over the planet are seeking new sustainable models for living.  EcoVillages and ecological communities have been emerging as a viable alternative where people can live together in cooperation and harmony with the natural world. Finca Tierra is such a place.