Sunday, July 21, 2013

Eotopia.org is online !

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The website of Eotopia.org is now online in English, French and Spanish!

If you are interested in the project of a vegan and sustainable ecovillage based on the gift economy, come and have a look!

We are now looking for a land in the south of Europe and/or a transitional place to conduct the search. If you have any clues, please let us know: eotopia@gmail.com

Lot of love and good vibes!



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ciao America: The dream goes on...


It has now been three years since we landed in Recife, Brazil after a long and epic journey through the Atlantic ocean on board of the “Fetse”. Today, we are at New York, on the other side of the continent and we decided that Yazmin and I would go back by plane. I had forbidden myself to this idea on one hand because it is by far the most unsustainable way to travel but also and mostly because the idea of concluding this journey the way it started has always been much more romantic.

But that said, we are tired, and we are looking forward to get back. Europe is waiting for us with the emergency that concerns us all, the emergency of change, the emergency of the (r)evolution. For us, this emergency takes the form of desire of living in a community, into the wild, live off our own land, live in harmony, as much as we can with the environment and its inhabitants. This dream is far more important than coming back on a boat.

So here we are, we are coming back to connect with Raphael, Nieves and Alma Lucia and all the people who want to embark on this new adventure: the building of a harmonious and vegan community based on sharing and love.

This flight back to Europe shows once again that living strictly without money is a utopia today. It’s a fact, but it is a beautiful one and as all utopias, it helps us to go forward, it shows us the way to follow. We now know it is only up to ourselves to unite and construct a new system based on a “gift economy”. Everything is already there, abundance is everywhere, we just have to share instead of selling, to give instead of possessing.

Therefore, this return is a new invitation for all who share this dream and for all who want to get involved in this project by one way or another to gather and get started! We just need a piece of land, love and faith!

a last word before to leave this continent. Thank you America and all its inhabitants, thank you all! Along our journeys, sweeping from South to North we have found a unique force, a changing impulse vibrating in the heart of all Americans, from Brazil to United states. an impulse that inspired us to go forward, to continue the (r)evolution, to live with more intensity sharing the gift of our Pachamama.

“La tierra no se vende” shout the people of this continent, and they are right and we want to believe in those sacred words and keep believing in a free world, without borders, with injustice, a world were wealth is shared the same way smiles are.


Monday, March 25, 2013

One day like any other

This day has been common and special at the same time, a day full of stories, faces, smiles, intensity, joy and despair. A day that I want to share because it does illustrate perfectly what does the road mean to us, full time wanderers.

This day started at the border of Mexico, in Laredo. It is 7 a.m., a fresh morning wind is blowing the dawn away. We finish our food reserves, some fruits and two delicious vegan tamales, last delicacies of the flavorful Mexican cuisine. A few dollars for the border, compulsory fee not open to negotiations and we can enter the United states of America.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Vegan Eco Community in the south of Europe

When vegans dream alone it is only a dream. But when many vegans dream together it is the beginning of a new vegan reality.

Invitation to create together a vegan eco-community


We are a group of committed vegans originally from Spain, Mexico, Germany and France. We share a dream of living in harmony with our Mother Earth and all the beings on this planet. We are looking for people who are single, couples and families who want to create, together with us, an eco-village in the countryside, no more than 50km away from a small city. 





The main idea is not only to live in complete self-sufficiency - providing our own source of sustainable energy, our own food and water - but also to live as a single family in which all the members treat each other as brothers and sisters without separation or discrimination. This vision of unity begins with bringing together those who share the same values.

The Eco-village will function independently from the grid. Construction ideas will begin with the question of how we can live in harmony with our environment.

We dream of an Eco-village that will function without money. Within the community no service or goods are sold, there will be no money invovled and no bartering. Instead we want to share everything we have from materialistic stuff, knowledge, wisdom and skills. We dream of living entirely by sharing with one another, creating webs of contact with other eco-villages in order to get all that we need, share all that we have. We believe in the law of universe: You receive what you give.

We dream of a vegan Eco-village where no animals are enslaved or exploited. (That said, anybody would obviously be free to eat what they want while outside the community.)

We dream of a Permaculture design: growing our own food according to the laws of nature, applying techniques borrowed from Permaculture or Fukuoka, creating water circuits for irrigation, composts, dry toilets, biodigestors etc...





We dream of houses made out of love, local resources (adobe, clay, wood, stones), and recycled materials (megaposters, tires, canvas,...) The goal is to use only natural materials found in the region. For elements that cannot be found in nature but are needed for a functioning house (such as, pipes, washing machines, hoses, windows, doors, furniture, tiles, tools, shower, water plug) we will use only recycled materials.

We dream of old recyceld solar panels who were going to be wasted and instead continue to provide clean free energy. Further we want to explore new ways of creating renewable energies by harvesting the wind, the rain, biomas and the sun in order to provide the entire community with enough gas and energy.

We dream of a community where children are raised in an atmosphere of respect and peace towards each other, mother nature and all living beings.

We dream of a free school without classes and grades. Instead we want to learn from the kids, discover the world through their pure eyes and in return offer them a wide range of non-formal learning methods. We are all teachers and we want this space to be a huge university where each square meter is an opportunity to learn.

We dream of creating a center for sharing peace and awareness - a place where everybody is a master and a student alike; a platform to share wisdom, knowledge, curiosity, innovative practices and empathy with one other - in order to form a peaceful, creative and vibrating melting pot of people thriving for human evolution.


We dream of a place which is open to everyone, any nationality, any belief. We will hold regular work camps, conferences and offer the opportunity for volunteers to learn and share their talents, ideas, and abilities.

We dream of a community that strives towards non-hierarchical structures, where everybody is a leader, and where decisions are taken in a group process so that everyone feels responsible and wants to be part of a rotating system for communal tasks.

We dream of beginning in an abandoned village, an old farm house, or an empty field and building our own eco houses. We don't plan to buy a piece of land. Instead, we dream of someone (a farmer, an individual or family, government etc.) who cedes his/her property to the community with the objective to create a thriving example of sustainable communal living. Once alive, we dream of a public outreach program aimed at encouraging others to follow our example.

This dream is not unique. We know many share it and we invite you to connect with us to dream and work together. There are no rules defined, we are open to any proposition... unity prevails over everything!

For more information about us please visit our website: www.forwardtherevolution.net

The Website is available in English, Spanish, German and French

If you have Facebook, please join the group

www.facebook.com/groups/veganecocommunity

If you are interested and want to dream together, help us, recommend/cede a place for this project, please write us: enarmoniamundo@gmail.com

Thanks for reading and hopefully we will hear from you soon

With love yours










 Yazmin and Benji








Rebekka











Alma Lucia, Nieves and Raphael

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WasteLeaks - a new era of transparency is about to begin

WasteLeaks.org will be the first platform to uncover the truth through videos, pictures and documents which disclose the waste of food and resources by supermarkets, producers, factories, mines and all other entities who waste energy, water, commodities etc.

The page will be created by the people for the people with the goal to give employees, organizations, dumpster divers, clients and all other humans the possibility to anonymously expose one truth at a time. The objective is to reveal all non-ethical practices of companies wasting precious goods, abusing workers and animals as well as our planet earth.

WasteLeaks will be completely non commercial, no money will be involved at all, instead it will be created and run by volunteers who spend their time to share their skills and talents. WasteLeaks will be a truly crowd-sourced, international operating page in order to unveil what capitalistic cooperations do not want the public to know.

We are still looking for programmers, designers and volunteers who want to add their help to make this site as soon as possible a reality to tackle one of the main pillars of the capitalistic world which is based on injustice, waste and destruction.

We are looking forward to your feedback, and hopefully together we can create more pressure on the wasteful industries, supermarkets and corporations.

Thank you very much in advance, with love yours Benjamin and Raphael

Please write us if you want to help, suggest anything or add your ideas to:

wasteleaks@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/WasteLeaks
www.facebook.com/groups/wasteleaks

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margareth Mead

Monday, January 14, 2013

Why I live without money?


A new cycle has started. Almost imperceptible, the change is here. Softly, it takes us towards the endless, inevitably. What can change, is our capacity to let ourselves go with the winds of a new world, to embrace the change vibrating in our deepest selves. During the opening of this new cycle, the ancient Mayas who took part in the celebration of the end of the mayan calendar in Palenque, Mexico, have pronounced a message for humanity:
"In the name of Quetzalcoatl, I invoke the ancients natives from all parts to gather with the Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Hindus and ancients jews as well as the members of other religions to start to establish new councils of spiritual unity on earth"
-Valum Votan, Cerrador del Ciclo
According to them, time of unification has come, during the next 7 moons, all must question their differences and unite for universal peace.

On my side, after three years spent on the road, without money, I feel it is time for me to look back and define what this experience has brought me. I allow myself here to share this reflection with you to clarify the meaning of "living without money".

Thursday, November 8, 2012

An ecological family living in Berlin


In January 2010, Nicola Zolin, Benjamin Lesage and I, Raphael Fellmer, departed from The Hague (Netherlands) and set off on our ‘Journey of Humanity’ without any money, hitchhiking over sea and land, from Europe to Mexico.


To go on this path that had not yet been trodden turned out to be a true adventure from the very first moment. It was only made possible thanks to the thousands of people that, wherever we ca¬¬me to meet them, gave us their trust, their food, and their love. In Mexico, Nieves Palmer, a girl from Mallorca that had joined us in Guyana, became pregnant, and after having travelled 32,000 kilometres over land and water with over 500 vehicles in fifteen months, we went back to Berlin.


These fifteen months changed our lives completely. Already while crossing the Atlantic a second time, we felt that we didn’t want to, or even weren’t able to participate any longer in the excess-consumption society we live in. No more consumption, no more looking away from the billions of people that suffer from hunger every day. We decided to maintain our money strike in order to raise awareness of (bring attention to) the injustice, the suffering and the destruction of the environment, and at the same time to find possible solutions that enable a life more in peace and harmony with people, animals and nature.



The basement of our good friends’ house in Kleinmachnow, not far outside the gates of the capital, became our new home, and our family life started when Nieves gave birth to our dear daughter Alma Lucia, a gift from heaven.