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Las Liridas


Temple / Eco Sanctuary / Ceremonial Center / Ecovillage

A Living and Learning Center for spiritual and sustainable growth
Las Mariposas, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico

Building a permaculture sustainable haven for self study and communal living in Tepoztlan, Mexico


Mission Statement

Las Liridas is a Non-Denominational Ceremonial Center and Intentional Sustainable Community in Tepoztlan, Mexico; providing a safe and natural space for those seeking to cultivate spirituality, partake in ancestral traditional ceremonies for personal growth, energetic cleansing and inner expansion.
During the time of its construction and development, it will function as a Living and Learning Centre for people to learn Permaculture Design and many practical workshops in natural building, gardens, water management, and such related topics.


We, in Las Liridas Temple Sanctuary Project, believes in the importance of cultivating one's entire being in these relevant times of change, for uplifting our spirit and realizing ourselves through the fulfillment of our purpose on being Human, here on Earth. 

We are creating Las Liridas to provide a safe space where different activities and events that encourage the cultivation of our being occur, so that we may all have the remembrance of who we are in our purest potential. 


Mainly, this project consists of:

A Temple for ceremonies;

A multiple use room for workshops,

A communal kitchen,

A permaculture food and herb garden,

Sustainable water system/cistern/showers/dry toilets/pond, etc,

A healing space

A dark room retreat,

Lodging for retreat guests,

A smaller temple for Yoga and other practices

And a few different style sleeping accommodations for guests, staff, volunteers, visitors...
A natural medicine wellness center

* Sustainability (Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Energetic)

* EnJOYment (Find Joy and Gratitude in what we do)

* Nature (Returning back to Nature itself, and Natural ways of Living closer to Nature each time)

* Wisdom from Ancestral Cultures (Rituals, Ceremonies, healing tools, natural medicines, attitudes and lifestyles)

* Education / Ethics / integrity

* Diversity and Intercultural Exchange


Community Description

We are a family of friends, who ​are inspired by one another, and eager to spend the rest of our lives developing this project and living peacefully and in community together. We are very varied in our cultural backgrounds and disciplines and provide a wide range of services for the community. 


  • Status: Forming

  • Started Planning: 2002

  • Started Living Together: 2020

  • Visitors Accepted: Yes

  • Open to New Members: Yes. 

  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.Send Message

  • Website:

  • Facebook:

  • Contact Name: Natalie Eidi

  • Type(s):

    • Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)

    • Cohousing (individual homes within group property)

    • Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)

    • Spiritual or Religious

  • Programs & Activities:

    • School, Educational Institute or Experience

    • Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, or WWOOF’ing

    • Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner's Association

    • WWOOF'ing, Guest Farming

    • Festivals, Conferences, Events

    • Living and Learning Center and Educational & Healing Retreats

  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land in the permitting or zoning stage

  • Area: 0.7 hectares

  • Current Residence Types:  Tents and volcanic rock house

  • Future Residence Types: Cabins, Huts, Houses, Domes, SuperAdobe, and more

  • Current Number of Residences: 1

  • Planned Number of Residences: 10

  • Planned Residence Types:

    • Single-family homes

    • Room(s) in a house or building

    • Tiny house

    • Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent

    • Natural built structues

  • Housing Provided:

    • Rental

    • Work-exchange

    • NOT Included in Membership

  • Land Owned By: Individual community member(s)



  • Adult Members: 6

  • Child Members: 2

  • Non-Member Residents: 0

  • Percent Women: 61-70%

  • Percent Men: 31-40%

  • Percent Transgender: 0%

  • Visitors Accepted: Yes

  • Visitor Process: People should email me,, since it is not all year round that we are open to receiving visitors or learners.

  • Open to New Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)

  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders

  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes

  • Shared Income: None

  • Open to Members with Existing Debt: No

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.

  • Current Renewable Energy Generation: 100%

  • Energy Sources:

    • Solar

    • Wind

    • Hydro-Electric

  • Planned Renewable Energy Generation: 100%

  • Current Food Produced: 0%, or close to 0%

  • Planned Food Produced: Between 26-49%

  • Food Produced Locally: 100%



  • Common Facilities: (Future)

    • Common House

    • Garden(s)

    • Greenhouse(s)

    • Vehicle Share

    • Library

    • Workshop

    • Outbuilding(s)

    • Swimming pond or pool

    • Hot tub or hot springs

    • Outdoor Kitchen

    • Fire pit

    • Waterfront access

    • Internet

  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it

  • Internet Fast?: There is no internet access at our community yet but here will soon be.

  • Cellphone Service: Good for most people.

  • Shared Meals: 2-5 times per week

  • Dietary Practices:

    • Omnivorous (plants and animals)

    • Local

    • Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers)

    • GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms)

    • Mostly Vegetarian

  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat - there are some dietary restrictions or customs.

  • Special Diets OK: No

  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s):

    • Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)

    • Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)

  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No

  • Education Style(s):

    • Home Schooling

    • Private Schooling at the Community

    • Private School off the property

    • Up to each family or individual

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family, household, or individual



  • Building Site Status: Forming

  • Year Construction Completed: 2025

  • Number of Housing Units: 10

  • Has a Shared Common Building: Yes

For anyone part of or thinking of joining Las Liridas:

Las Liridas Community Obligations:


- To all have a say in all communal matters

- To all have a consensus decision on such matters

- To all pay the communal expenses on a monthly/quarterly or yearly basis



Communal Matters and Responsabilites:

- Legal documents

- Rules, vision of the community surrounding the ceremonial center Las Liridas

- Water management (water cistern, water tanks, tubes, cleaning river, rain harvesting, damn in the river natural pools, etc

- Watchekeeper (salary and simple cabin/bed)

- Electricity and solar

- Internet ?

- Road access

- Wall for protection from the outside world in certain places if and when necessary

- Gate for Liridas if and when necessary. (We have had people just barge right in)

- Communal food gardens

- Fruit trees in the common areas

- Access to the river (stairs to descend to the river in the difficult parts to avoid accidents)

- Gardener to keep the place clean to avoid fires, snakes and the look of "abandonment"

- Internal footpaths to each ones house from the main communal grounds

- Communal kitchen -

- Communal shower

- Camping area for Liridas members

- Community webpage / Facebook page


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