O.U.R. Ecovillage Explorer

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What does an ecovillage explorer do?

This program offers you a taste of living in the rhythm of the immersed learning environment of the ecovillage, where your days are spent living, working, and being ‘in community’.

Participants will be provided focused tasks and projects where they can work alongside others in the learning community summer programs, thereby creating a learning exchange. Typical areas of focus might include food preparation, garden work, natural building, site maintenance, art projects; depending on the time of year.  Involvement will take into consideration current activities onsite, the needs of facilitators from various programs, the abilities of the Ecovillage Explorer participant, weather, and other variables.

WHAT is the learning community?

This group includes a team of village residents: OUR Co-op, teachers, facilitators, program coordinators, guest speakers, natural builders, food crafters and farmers.

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What can I expect?

A typical day during the week is as follows:

  • Each day begins with a communal breakfast followed by a morning check-in with your project team.
  • Projects have an eight-hour framework during the day, with a community lunch in the middle of the day.
  • Lunch and evening meals are shared with all other members of the learning community in the summer months.
  • After dinner, there might be a weekly program with guest speakers, an educational film evening, a night around the fire sharing stories, or just free time to spend with friends on-site


Accommodations include camping in OUR woodlands, staying in OUR dormitory, or upgrading to stay in OUR Sanctuary room.



$130/day – Minimum 3-day booking (4 days and more can be pro-rated…please inquire)

Includes meals, camping, site costs, solar showers, composting toilets, day program participation, evening programs, and any of the one day workshops on-site.


For more information drop us a line at hospitality@ourecovillage.org

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Land acknowledgment

OUR ECOVILLAGE is situated on unceded Indigenous lands. The Coast Salish Peoples are the guardians of these lands and waters where we live, work, pray, and play. Quw’utsun (Cowichan) is a historical place of gathering and Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun/”one-heart one-mind” for many Indigenous peoples.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is committed to regenerate land and all ecosystems while acknowledging and respecting Indigenous knowledge that ensures thriving for all beings; we call this Permaculture.

OUR ECOVILLAGE is dedicated to continuously educating ourselves and our communities about the history and peoples of OUR bio-region, to assist in decolonization and re-villaging as a path towards peacemaking, from local to global.