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
creating a global gift-economy
ecobasa offers the technology for communication, collaboration and the exchange of experiences, knowledge, skills, services and ressources
a culture of trust and support
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.
Building a culture of support with gift-economy and communities
We believe that the world can be different!
For every problem, there is a solution. For every need, there is an offer. We just need to make the right connections.
There are many people creating sustainable solutions everywhere. Imagine: all of them working together, sharing their knowledge and ressources.
And this is where we come in: ecobasa is an online plattform that connects people and sustainable communities, by bringing together offers and needs on a gift-economy basis.
We believe in the sustainability of gift-economy, because it creates supportive relationships, empowers people to take responsibility for their needs , and creates a culture of trust and support.
If our network grows large, it can cover all basic needs, so it can truly become a strong alternative to the current system, that is based on profit and exploitation.
Basically everything you might need is there already, somewhere.. We just help you by making the information available where it is and how to get it and with whom you have to speak :)
How is ecobasa working for this vision?
By creating spaces where all these people meet, share and experience the (adjective) power of gift economy.
We are supporting the emergence of a network of travelling groups and caravans that enable the real inteconnectedness of the movement through mobility, cross-pollination, resource exchange, knowledge transfer and building of personal relationships.
Gift economy auction events in Berlin and all over Europe - an easy, fun and practical way to find solutions for your needs (looking for a better description).
?Last year we joined forces with the communities convergence(link), that are now an important part of the network. These one week networking events are entirely based on gift-economy and connect people and communities to create regional networks.
On ecobasa.org, people can offer their special skills and knowledge and learn more about what they are interested in. Communities get support for their projects and offer their guests food and accommodation. Caravans travel between communities and transport ressources and experts to where they are needed. The platform coordinates all of this and makes shure that the whishes will be fulfilled.. Communities Convergences can be organized online together with hosting communities and they can use this event format to invite members from other communities and new people to build relationships, learn about needs and offers and like this building regional gift-economy exchange networks.
You can use the platform to:
Find and visit communities
create and join caravans
share your skills and learn new ones
Exchange things and leave references
project management tools - route maps, etc ect arne knows
and most of all, to get suppor for your projects!
Since one year we grew into a dedicated team, that meets regularly in Berlin. We have a lot of creative ideas to grow the network online and offline, locally and internationally.
We are investing our time, knowledge and passion for this vision. This is our gift, our contribution to the world and we received until now many wonderful gifts in return. Most of us have jobs and other projects that keep our hearts warm and our time busy.
Our wish is to cover the living costs for 2 people for the next year, so they can dedicate their time for the project.
In 2015 we plan to:
develop the online platform until beta version,
offer support for communities and pioneers to create accounts find out about their offers and needs and start using the tools we already have available
strengthen the collaboration with existing networks, like GEN, ic.org, project nuevo mundo and caravans like commun-tierra
grow the network actively by helping the organization of community-tours and communities convergences.
and to talk about and share the gift of giving in different events organized by us or other like-minded people.
Only together we can take our work to the next level!
If you see the value in our work, this is your chance to be part of it.
Show your support by donating to our project and sharing our video and website with your friends!
And if you do see the value of our project, you will probably want to sign in on ecobasa.org and check out the places you can visit, the skills and resources people have to share or the caravans that are in planning.