The Spirala Community Home competition is calling for submissions for a community home to be located in the heart of the Spirala Ecological Village. The home would need to be a space where community members can gather together and meet for events, workshops, or just socialise.
There is a growing modern trend of people abandoning their lives in large cities and opting instead to live in smaller communities. These intentional communities are an evolution of the utopian colonies and communes of the past, where individuals shared resources and responsibilities in equal measure. In the US alone the number of intentional communities has nearly doubled in recent years, with 1,200 communities registered in 2016.
As the world reacts to the impact of COVID-19 and the changes societies have had to make to their lifestyle, more and more people are looking to leave the big city behind and begin building a new way of life in intentional communities.
The Spirala Ecological Village is a pioneering project focused on self-development and communion with nature. This community, based in Northern Portugal, follows the values of life, honesty, integrity, peace, sustainability, learning, self-responsibility, freedom, awareness, love, kindness and cooperation. Founders Nitzan and Romy from Israel, chose to establish this community in Portugal in order to create a social and physical platform for people to fulfil their potential as human beings.
3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st Prize – 5,000 €
2nd Prize – 2,000 €
3rd Prize – 1,000 €
“The Spirala Ecological Village” Favourite” Award – 1,000 €
ARCHHIVE Student Award – 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVEBOOKS.com
Bee Breeders Green Award – 500 € + 6 honourable mentions\