A Self-Sufficient Community in Colombia

Gaviotas, Colombia is a self-sustaining community

Gaviotas, Colombia is a sustainable community created in a “tropical desert.”


About 40 years ago a man decided to create a self-sufficient community in Colombia. Here’s a bit of the story the village of Gaviotas, which makes use of:

  • homegrown renewable technologies
  • bioclimatic architecture
  • turning a desert into a forest.

Sounds a lot like permaculture principles.


The Farmhouse Media is all about living sustainably through

  • green building

  • green cities

  • permaculture