8th Life Panama

Le projet

A collaborative work-life initiative forming an intentional community, in rural Panama, based on permaculture, ethics, respect, peace & living on “on-purpose” life.


In these pages you’ll find information about:

  • Who we are: the founders, supporters, advisors and others involved in the project;
  • Who we’re looking for: the types of people we need during the early stages designing this project; and
  • Ways to participate: the different ways you can get involved in this awesome initiative.

And it’s most important to understand that we are creating a people-based project, a Community.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of research into what it takes to create a community and what does a community really mean. We’re learning from the successes & failures of previous projects, from our mentor project 8thLife La Palma as well as from many colleagues. It’s important to note that our studies encompass all types of community building and is not limited to Intentional Communities and EcoVillages.

8thLife La Palma studied the temporary communities of their action-learning programs and confirmed that lasting relationships & solid teams are created when a series of criteria are met. They made some basic models which help in understanding what’s going on under the surface. Those models are now taught in Module 1 (People-Care) of the Integral Permaculture Course. That’s why it’s a requirement that everyone who joins us takes the course.