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In the magical Andes mountains near Cuenca, Ecuador, Gaia Sagrada offers affordable housing rentals, retreats, and a place to enjoy the REAL Ecuador countryside. Gaia Sagrada is an organic farm producing Quinoa and many vegetables. Having enchanted forests, sunny pastures, fireflies and moonlit walks, this is a place to relax and enjoy life!
Housing from $150 – $250 per month in beautiful Ecuador. We also have a Build it Forward program so you can build your own place.
Hot tubs, Sauna, Yoga Room, Movie Room, Community Center, Communal Kitchen, Hiking, Retreats, Hammocks, Campfires…
Q. 'In what year did you start your business? Tell us about your company history?
A. We bought the property and began planning in 2009. Since then we were building and will continue to do so, it is a lifetime project! University of Metaphysical Sciences built Gaia Sagrada so people could have an inexpensive place to live or retreat for a little while as they dive into their innermost selves.
Q. What type of business do you operate — what do you sell, or what services do you provide and to whom?
A. Affordable rentals in Intentional Eco-Community as low as $150/month. We also grow and sell Quinoa and many other vegetables at local markets and to local distributors. We also offer retreats to travelers passing through Ecuador. We also have a Build it Forward program where people can build their own home here.
Q. What led you to work in this field?
A. It has always been our dream to create a sustainable community and grow food.
Q. What is the goal of your business at an ecological level, what are you trying to achieve?
A. We aim to live gently on the Earth, practice sustainable use of utilities, water, and farming, and our goal is to show by example what a sustainable, peaceful eco-community is like.
Q. What are your plans for the future of your company?
A. We offer educational workshops to the indigenous communities of Ecuador on use of passive solar for heating water, homes, food, also water purification methods, and ways to keep food cool without a refrigerator. We are putting together a proposal for the Ecuadorian government to see if Ecuador will fund a campaign to teach all the indigenous communities how to use these inexpensive and earth-saving techniques.