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“8thLife” is an EcoVillage project
started in 2011 which includes the permaculture site Finca Luna, which had been used as a permaculture action-learning farm from 2006.
It is part of a typical traditional agricultural settlement which suffered from rural de-population (as people increasingly moved to cities),
which we are slowly bringing back to life & toward full production (for all life, not just humans!).
We now have 2 of the 5 farms it was divided into, and 4 resident members.
Please check this page to get updated news about the project as it is in 2020.
We are in the North of the Island of La Palma, a bio-sphere reserve and one of the smallest & the greenest of the Canary Islands, known as La Isla Bonita for its great natural beauty & dramatic landscapes, still with most of its primary ecosystems intact & a population that’s quite connected to the land.
We are located in a small village with cafe-bar, small food-shop, town-square (plaza)… and the bus-stop is at 2 mins. walk from the farm. There’s a small town nearby (45 mins walk) with all sorts of shops & a farmers’ market every weekend.
At our altitude, the climate is different than what we think of the Canary Islands! Summer is hot (up to 40 celsius degrees), and dry while winter is usually rainy and cold (between 5-15 celsius degrees).
In Spring you can enjoy sunny days with mild temperatures and flowers all over the place, especially almond blossoms, that cover everything around us.
There’s some fresh produce all-year round in the farm (fruits & vegetables, varying with the seasons), and you can harvest some of it during your internship, but expect it to be a supplement to your diet and not your main source of food (you can go shopping for whatever you need in the nearby town and farmers’ market).