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Welcome to Burn Village

a community in Portugal shaped by Burning Man principles

Current step: scouting for land


Burn Village is a social experiment in an alternative way to run society.

In it, we examine two questions: can a community live long-term by the principles of burning man? And if so, can those principles be applied outside closed communities, onto society at large?

The village is a community of theme camps staying long-term on secluded rural land, all which have adopted the values of Burning Man, and which are participating in building this new society together.

It will be a hub for burners to come, live, and co-create all year round, and a home for Portugal's future regional burn.

If we can show that a society living by those values can thrive and meet the human needs better than the current “default” society, the door would open to spread those values globally and to make a deep impact in our world.

Read the full manifesto...

Read the Manifesto

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See the Plan

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How to Contribute

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Latest Update

Current step (Nov 2021): looking for land.
We are currently in Portugal, scouting for suitable land to host the village.

Portugal was chosen due to its abundance of rural lands, comfortable weather, easy bureaucracy, openness to alternative lifestyles, and affordable land prices.
The land we are looking for should be large enough to host several camps and also a regional event. We're aiming at 5 hectare or more, with water resources, seclusion, and some building permits. We'd also love to have an option to purchase adjacent plots if needed in the future.

Update: After seeing several pieces of land, we're now focusing on the area of Penamacor, in the middle of Portugal, close to the Spanish border. We've seen two pieces of lands that we liked a lot and that are suitable to host the village. We'll keep updating.
A land in Portugal

- checking out land in eastern Portugal -

The Plan

We're here → Step 1: Scout for land in Portugal / Spain
We're here → Step 2: Purchase land
We're here → Step 3: Vanguard group moves in
We're here → Step 4: Village development
We're here → Step 5: First theme camp on site
We're here → Step 6: Regional burn event
We're here → Step 7: Multiple camps live permanently in the village

In Brief

  • A village for the Burning Man community placed on rural land in Portugal. It will also host the future annual regional Burn event in Portugal.

  • The simple answer is: everyone, as long as you feel inspired by Burning Man, want to take an active role in participation, and are adopting the Burning Man and the village principles. At this stage we're escpecially looking for active, positive, creative, "can do" people to kick-start the village.

  • The plan is to start the village in Portugal. Once we find a land, we'll update on the page.

  • The community. The land will be gifted for the use of the community, and

  • We're a group of burners who are mostly based in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Burn Village is a group initiative, started by Avner in 2021. You're welcome to join the Facebook group to meet the people invloved.

    We're a group of burners who are mostly based in Koh Phangan, Thailand. Burn Village is a group initiative, started by a burner called Avner in 2021. You're welcome to join the Facebook group to meet the people invloved.

  • Sure! Check out the "getting invloved" section below.

Get Involved

Do you want to support of be a part of the village?
We welcome any kind of involvement: supporting with an expert advice, joining the seed group that will cultivate the land, spreading the word, donating money, initiating a project that is close to your heart, creating artwork, or just staying in touch - all are valuable and appreciated.

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