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Permaculture village in Paraguay

 
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Hello everyone

We are a group of people trying to start up a permaculture village in Paraguay.
We're looking for like-minded people who want to create a new life outside of this so called hamster wheel with us.
Creating an autarkic life is our goal. We want to grow our own food and produce our own energy. Live as green as possible
You can learn more about this project and our plans on the following website: www.permaldea.net
If you have any questions you can contact me via the contact form on the website or here onthis forum
 
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Hi, I tried your web url, but there wasn't a site there. What's happening with your permie village? I am interested in living in S. America, and Paraguay looks like a good country for it.
 
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Hi,

not a single person was interested and it would've been kinda hard building up a village with only 2 people. So the plan has been cancelled for now.
 
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Hi there,

we are very interested in creating a permaculture community in Paraguay! Our group consist of five: three people in their late twenties and two people in their mid seventies (plus all the friends that want to follow once we start something). What's your plan? Do you have anything on site? Any infrastructure that we could stay in if we come? I need details!
 
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You shouldn't just give up. Just start small with the two of you and provide pictures of the changes over time you get more people interested. The first two years on my land no one was helping. Now I have a few people that do landscaping around town starting to bring all the pruning and lawn muches out to my land now and we are started to just cover up the open sands with the stuff and mixing it in. Just have to keep in the efforts and not out pace yourself.
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Hallo, WE are a group of 3-5 people, having the exactly same dream right now. Is it possible to get bigger? To buy land together?  Or to make it with our savings bigger? My goal is to get in end of November -December out of Europe. And why not connect + build something big?!
I love you all!  
Danny
 
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Has anyone managed to get any further with their ideas of starting something in Paraguay. Interested to hear where people are with this.
 
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I'm also interested in Paraguay.  Anyone still talking about this?
 
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hi everyone we are a group of 5 swiss middle twentywe are planning to go to paraguay. we are making everything to live there by the end of this year. our project is to built a little susainable community with local poeple or people with the same idea and life's goal. we will have one person going there in 2 weeks for a while. she will try to make contacts and knowledge. we want to be close to nature building permaculture and natural building while being far from all this happening trough the world. please if you guys know some people out there to help us let us know with this adresse mail " nicolasmercierv1@gmail.com". if you had think about it before we can make it real, you guys are welcome. thanks nature's lover.
 
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Unless you have spent an abundance of time in Latin America I would caution jumping in head first.

I spent the last 15 yrs homesteading in Central America and the education I received was at times overwhelming to say the least.

The standard advice given by seasoned expats, travel around the area you are interested, rent for 6 months,  see if you still like it, if not try another spot.

You have to be able to accept and quickly adapt (or face certain failure) that little if anything works the way it does in your home country. Laws are not always interpreted the same for foreigners & locals. Training local labor to methods totally foreign to them can be near impossible in some cases.

Take lots of money & patience, is far from impossible, but will be much more challenging than you can imagine.
 
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Hello, Paraguay is such a damn beautiful place!! I would set up my entire life to live in this cheap tropical place. Do you have enough money to get long term visa?
Dont set up a community in dry regions.
Amambay, ascunsion or region around Lago Ypacarai is a dream! I have seen land sales in those regions!

Contact me, tell me more about you and your plans!
Contact me on whatsApp: +43 06606071218

I can send you a photo from that beautiful lake, sent by a local!
 
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I was thinking about this too. Paraguay is perfect for this sort of thing.

https://permies.com/t/176308/Create-Breakaway-Civilization-Gran-Chaco
 
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Hi

I am seriously interested in creating a Vegan, Organic . Permaculture . Off Grid . Self sufficient homestead.
Co-creating a Vegan....potentially with others

I am presently temporarily living in Argentina.
I have been researching Paraguay as one option.

My own post...

HI

I am moving to Uruguay / Paraguay / Ecuador / Chile / Brazil,  or,  in a little under a months time.

My ability to work and live in any country in So. Am is already secured,

I have been immersed internationally in permaculture / organics / ethno-botany
(diversity of edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants from around the world),
and inter-related activities,
such as natural health, veganism,...
all of my life,
both, on a personal and professional level.

I am interested in discovering the right opportunity for me,
to work
(and also, possibly live, upon the same location)
actively within an already existing farm / project / community
or, forming project
or, the possibility of co-creating one,
with another person(s) who our vision are in-sync.

I have previously designed such an educational community previously.
I chose to postpone it, and change locations.

Happy to elaborate into further details
once we start to correspond directly.

I seriously prefer to video chat
or, at minimal,
talk by phone
on Signal +549 294 410 2929
or
on Telegram +54 294 410 2929
Encrypted systems ONLY.

Initially, you can write via email,
listeninsilence@protonmail.com

Though, I strongly affirm,
I do NOT like to text nor type
to any depth.

Kindly,

Ihjan


 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYGKkIG_jBk

Ihjan Versch wrote:Hi

I am seriously interested in creating a Vegan, Organic . Permaculture . Off Grid . Self sufficient homestead.
Co-creating a Vegan....potentially with others

I am presently temporarily living in Argentina.
I have been researching Paraguay as one option.

My own post...

HI

I am moving to Uruguay / Paraguay / Ecuador / Chile / Brazil,  or,  in a little under a months time.

My ability to work and live in any country in So. Am is already secured,

I have been immersed internationally in permaculture / organics / ethno-botany
(diversity of edible, medicinal and utilitarian plants from around the world),
and inter-related activities,
such as natural health, veganism,...
all of my life,
both, on a personal and professional level.

I am interested in discovering the right opportunity for me,
to work
(and also, possibly live, upon the same location)
actively within an already existing farm / project / community
or, forming project
or, the possibility of co-creating one,
with another person(s) who our vision are in-sync.

I have previously designed such an educational community previously.
I chose to postpone it, and change locations.

Happy to elaborate into further details
once we start to correspond directly.

I seriously prefer to video chat
or, at minimal,
talk by phone
on Signal +549 294 410 2929
or
on Telegram +54 294 410 2929
Encrypted systems ONLY.

Initially, you can write via email,
listeninsilence@protonmail.com

Though, I strongly affirm,
I do NOT like to text nor type
to any depth.

Kindly,

Ihjan


 
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I really wish there were some who were making a place like this in America that I could join, I would make it myself if I had others joining with contributing to it. But I don't have resources myself and can't just travel out from North America, or really this country, for having this, and I would need to go knowing where I would go to join is where I would stay. But I see it is desirable to grow everything for food and materials for having a sustainable community.
 
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For those interested in researching further, here are some additional links:

El Paraiso Verde – Immigration to Paraguay – The Green Paradise

El Paraíso Verde - Wikipedia



The off-grid Community in Paraguay you never heard of – a great Plan B in Latin America
 
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Fred Frank V Bur wrote:I really wish there were some who were making a place like this in America that I could join, I would make it myself if I had others joining with contributing to it. But I don't have resources myself and can't just travel out from North America, or really this country, for having this, and I would need to go knowing where I would go to join is where I would stay. But I see it is desirable to grow everything for food and materials for having a sustainable community.



I'm sure a lot of people would say you're full of excuses, but they need to keep in mind that Paraguay is remote. It would be costly to get to and from there from North America, and then I'm sure it costs a lot of money to import quality versions of all the useful products we take for granted. That said it must have one of the easiest immigration policies on the planet for people from countries with higher standards of living. A while back I read the headlines about how Paraguay cancelled it's easy residency program, and I thought "finally it's over." Turns out they actually made things even easier. Sure it created a distinction between temporary and permanent residency, but the temporary residency leads to permanent residency. You could go and do what most would recommend: go rent there in a community for six months and see if the culture shock doesn't get under your skin.

I don't think I'd recommend that colony in the youtube video. The living costs like rent seemed exorbitant from my Peruvian perspective. I don't think things should cost that much in South America out in the middle of nowhere. Plus it doesn't look very interesting. I didn't notice any fruit trees on any of the lots. Hardly any trees at all for that matter.

No matter what community wherever, you're going to need to save up for a while unless you've got in-demand skills. Doesn't matter if you go to North America or South America.
 
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Took my PDC in Thailand in 2015 and am planning moving to Paraguay in 2024 , preferably nearby others who are Permaculture enthousiasts.
I am 64, but young of mind, from the Netherlands, the last 25 yrs living in Norway.
The climate I prefer is warm and 'less humid' if possible.
I prefer living in a green environment, far away of mobile towers, so preferably outside a city.
Let me know about your project please: annettevuur@protonmail.com
 
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