Natural Building, Permaculture, Social Technologies, Sustainable Living

Our inspiration in Brazil – Ecocentro IPEC

White Rabbit Gardens

Ecocentro IPEC is an ecological centre that is snuggled in the valley of Mar de Guerra in Pirenopolis, Goais, the savannah of Brazil. It’s one of a kind. A giant dome of more than 200 unfired bricks will greet you. And if you’re lucky enough to spend the night, a thousand stars will light your way.

In the beginning…

Ecocentro IPEC (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado) was loving founded by Lucia Legan and Andre Soares. And walking with them the whole way was Laila Helena, only a small kid at the time.  In the beginning the task looked a little daunting, as the vision was huge, trying to create a permaculture reference centre that would inspire people to tread lightly on this planet.

It was a simple beginning. The small shack housed around 300 bats and quite a few rats. First things first, take them back to the…

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