Newsletter winter 2019

Dear friends of the world,

Vive l’hiver!Viva el invierno !

Long live the winter! Long live the cold, long live the changing seasons which allow us to see the world with new eyes! The countryside wrapped in a white blanket gives us the possibility of breathing fresh air and inspirations. OK, it’s a bit cold outside… and still also inside. Our stove is able to heat one room where we are passing the majority of our time… we reach 16 degrees, and we’re making it through. Seen from the positive side, we are not at all regretting not having a fridge since the kitchen doesn’t get above 5 degrees..!

In relation to activities, we’re evolving slowly with loads of discussions particularly preparing for our three days of family gathering in early March, where we will be working on the basis of our project. We’re also doing a little bit of gardening, mulching, planning, clearing, some work on insulation (and big puzzle-solving to try and find the most ecological and sustainable solutions with the lowest costs…) as well as a lot of reading.

We’ve finalized our overall agenda for the first part of 2019. There are two visiting periods open from the 1st until the 15th of April and from the 1st until the 15th of May, respectively. We are however already almost full… but there are a few spaces left for the month of May. And, for those who would still really like to discover Eotopia, we will also be welcoming visitors from the 1st to the 15th of September plus the 1st to the 15th of October, and the Eofest 2019 will also be a great opportunity! For this, we will be welcoming you all from the 13th to 17th of June at Eotopia to celebrate living together.

For Eofest 2019, we’re inviting you all to join us in our current reflections on what it means to live together, and which tools are useful to find harmony with oneself and those one is surrounded by, as well as with all other beings!

Just like last year, we’re inviting you to arrive from Thursday to pitch your tent and be ready from Friday morning to start the sessions and workshops. On the programme (which is still under development) there are loads of ideas (please add more, if you like): empathic communication, meditation sessions, sociocracy, how (and why) to create an ecovillage, speaking circles, artistic mending workshop, sweat lodge, landart, yoga, wild kitchen workshop etc.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a specific idea, a workshops to propose or other things! You can fill in the following sheet to sign up for the festival already now (we’re limited to 70 people in total): https://goo.gl/forms/PXE27pwhy4oy2Wyn1

And here is a little video from the festival last year:

In the meantime, may the winter be a source of peace and introspection to allow all to jump into the spring in the most fruitful way.

A wonderful new year to all,

The Eotopia family