• Off Grid
  • Zero Waste
  • Sustainable
  • All Faiths
  • Vegan

A low-rise, low-density context-sensitive development for sustainable living in Crestone, CO, USA, hosting the World Vegan Center showcasing all things vegan, exemplifying a new way of life respectful of the natural environment.

A place where visiting scholars and residents co-create a new distributed, open-source socioeconomic system promoting human creativity, compassion and collaboration.

Humble houses encircling a community living space with a greenhouse garden in between.

Humble houses encircling a community living space with a greenhouse garden in between.

The concept designed by the world-renowned architects, UDP International, promotes individual privacy as well as a shared economy minimizing resource usage. The objective of the community is to showcase how all humans can live comfortably on less than half the Earth, while the other half can be used to restore the rich ecological heritage of our planet.

Three living unit cluster share a common meditation hall.

Three living unit cluster share a common meditation hall.

About half the inhabitants will be permanent or semi-permanent residents while the other half will be short-term or long-term visitors. The community is fostered around growing, preparing, teaching, serving and eating plant-based foods. The social, cultural and political aspects of the community will be centered around the joy of living as opposed to the fear of dying.

View of the entrance plaza

View of the entrance plaza

Building community around the growing of plant-based foods...

Building community around the growing of plant-based foods...

The secret of change is to focus all of our energies not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
— The character, Socrates, in "Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives," by Dan Millman

Please let us know if you are interested to participate in this path-breaking endeavor

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