LIVING GAIA is a holistic healing biotope that is now emerging in the heart of Brasil, close to Alto Paraiso, an open community, a seminar and training center where people meet in trust, truth and kindness and take responsibility for the whole. Our vision is to build trust and cooperation between people, between men and women, between adults and children, between humans and animals, between humans and all life. In Living Gaia, there are no religious or ideological commitments. There is a shared dream of creating a new existence on Earth in cooperation with all forms of live: respecting all life, developing self-responsibility, being truthful in expressing love, authenticity in relationships, and transparency in the community; these are the pillars of the new way of being.
Since 2009 when the vision was born, Living Gaia has a very fast developement. The infrastructure is being created: there is already a communitarian house, a small permaculture garden and camping area. Usually around 15 to 30 people (constantly growing) are there at any moment, some living there, some staying for short periods.
One of the next project we want to start is building Compost Toilets.
A compost toilet is one of the simplest and most effective methods to save water and to use the valuable biomass we produce to make the land more fertile instead of flushing it away as is done in a water closet.
You can find out more information about Living Gaia on the website: http://www.living-gaia.org