ecobasa is a directory of sustainable communities and ecovillages and individuals looking for alternative ways of living.
They can find each other to join existing communities or to form new ones.
people can ask to help with their special skills and learn even more in return for food and accomodation
ecobasa offers the technology for communication, collaboration and the exchange of experiences, knowledge, skills, services and ressources
All members offer their gifts without expectations for them to be returned directly. They may recieve what they whish for from someone else, though. Positive references build trust into the network and the people.
Responsible relationships are emerging where people get to know their needs and qualities.
We are working on the new website, meanwhile you can still use the old version
We are a dedicated team working for the vision of a gift economy network that connects people and sustainable communities - brings together their offers and needs and facilitates the exchange of knowledge, services and resources.
This year we've been co-organizing Community-Tours and Communities-Convergences, all based on gift-economy.
Our goal for the next year is to become self-sustainable and this step needs an investment.
In 2015 we plan to:
Please support us to continue our work!
Check out our crowdfunding page on betterplace to see how you can support us.
The community-tours empower an alternative economy based on trust and sharing.
For the first tour, we traveled between ecovillages and other sustainable communities across Europe.
By bringing spare resources and experts from one community to the next place where they where needed, a new culture of gift-economy is emerging!
Most of us are volunteering, this is our gift to the network. But unfortunately we still have some bills to pay. Some little monetary gifts from you keep running this network!
On betterplace.org you can see how to support us!
You can also support us directly via bank-transfer to:
Because gift economy is not tax-deductible by German law, we can't register ecobasa as a non-profit organization. Thats why we use a dedicated free bank account from the Ethikbank.