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Earth Odyssey is a mobile village of natural building, permaculture, and media specialists to spread regenerative living and build a network of impact centers.
David Casey
Oakland, California
United States
4 Team Members

We are 22 vibrant, driven and highly skilled people wanting to spread practices of regenerative living and build a network of impact centers throughout the U.S, Mexico and Central America.
(La versión española se encuentra por debajo)


Our mission is To build an on-the-ground network and provide imperative, regenerative technology skills and labor and professional media and publicity to festivals, impact centers and communities in the United States, Mexico and Central America.


Imagine that there is an active Earth Odyssey on each continent, building self-sufficient homesteads and villages from the ground up while training and empowering passionate individuals to make their own dreams come true, traveling with intention and connecting to new projects and expanding the network's reach.
We envision a world of all beings living in harmony with the ecosystem and creating transformational experiences for people to rekindle their tribal wisdom.

Short Summary

Earth Odyssey will leave a positive trace at nine impact centers and transformational festivals by providing skilled labor, professional media and publicity, and an array of workshops taught by our econauts to bring communities into living in balance with the planet. We will strengthen the network between these centers on the ground and online to increase their visibility by releasing 3-minute films throughout the journey. Previous to enlisting in service to the Earth Odyssey, both buses on board have exceptional histories as vehicles for community service. Twenty econauts, two buses, and a mission to build a network of interlinked impact centers = a potent formula, ripe with the potential to catalyze a movement. We can do this, together.

What We Need

To cover all of our expenses and to empower us to fully realize the mission we are embarking upon, we seek to raise $30 000 (We are asking $20 000 from our community as we are attempting to raise funds from other sources as well). The budget breaks down as follows:

What You Get

For rewards, we have an array of special offerings to thank our supporters, such as private classes with Econauts, media packages, life-changing and educational experiences facilitated by Project Nuevo Mundo, lots of beautiful hand-made souvenirs made with love by econauts, and memoirs of the journey!

You'll also get to join us in this growing network of intentional travelers who are making a difference in the world. Travel and develop your skills, find experiences, and arrive at beautiful new sites to join communities that will be so happy to have you and your gifts. You get your own story, written on your own network-- like a LinkedIn and Wwoof crossover for your community that regrows the planet.

The Cobra Bus

The Cobra Bus has been a fully functional mobile community for over five years, visiting and being of service to communities, transporting people cross-country and serving as a kitchen and dormitory in many different environments.

The Blacksmith Bus

The veggie-powered Blacksmith Bus has served as a mobile service for communities and individuals, creating useful tools from recycled steel.


The Impact

By participating in our campaign, you are having a direct impact by:

  • You are helping us develop a model for ecovillage-building, and a methodology for ecovillage-building education that we plan on spreading far and wide on many continents!

  • You are providing regenerative technology installations and permaculture to impact centers. and communities who need it throughout the U.S, Mexico and Central America!

  • You are providing heavy publicity to emerging leaders building centers that are growing the new world through photo’s and 3-minute video clips weekly and posted live and promoted through our website and networks!

  • You are increasing the momentum of our movement to build a new world by connecting to like-minded projects in Latin America, establishing crucial relationships that will solidify our network and enable everyone to find the projects they are looking for and learn the skills they need!

  • You are enabling 22 young, passionate and skillful leaders who are dedicating their lives to creating a regenerative planet to expand their ability to create large transformation on the planet!


Our 22 Econauts have been selected through a rigorous application process, and have been singled out due to their passion, their mission in life, and their skill sets that will enable the Earth Odyssey be more able to fully support the development of impact centers and projects. You are enabling 22 young, passionate and skillful leaders who are dedicating their lives to creating a regenerative planet to expand their ability to create large transformation on the planet!We hope to inspire more earthlings to become econauts!

Brennan Bird, a bottle brick and cob teacher and builder.

Jessica Perlstein, an organic gardener, and visionary muralist supporting sustainability and the new world.


Our Partner: JUSTA - Comida Vida

JUSTA has developed a health and nutrition course for the artisans we work with and other women around Lake Atitlan. Comida Vida offers workshops on nutrition and wellness, and provides sustainable, accessible alternatives to the processed foods that have replaced the traditional diet of indigenous families. http://www.justafairtrade.org/communityprograms/health/

Other Ways You Can Help!


Impact Centers & Festivals We’re Visiting

The Emerald Village



Vision Council at Nierika Community


Tashirat Orphanage


El Pedregal


Cosmic Convergence (PNM’s Festival)



Atitlan Organics



Permaculture Institute of El Salvador


El Lagartillo


Tribal Gathering








Atitlan Organics

Atitlan Organics is a demonstration and education site for organic farming techniques. Beyond their production for local markets, they are actively working to build a cooperative of local growers that all sell under one brand name. They will provide food and seed donations, and will be collaborating additionally  with us in the future.


The Vision Council at Nierika

A workshop hosted by The Vision Council in Mexico at Nierika, one of the first stops on our tour. The Vision Council a networking event between indigenous tribes and ecovillages across Mexico.

Our team has dedicated our lives to making this world one that is thriving and abundant for future generations. We are infinitely grateful for your support in helping us make this goal a reality.

Love and Light

PNM Team & Econauts

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raised by 280 people in 29 days
103% funded
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$22,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on October 18, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Download the EO Audio Journey

    We'll provide you with a download link of all of our favorite artists creating tribal future music on a special compilation album designed to inspire you to vision and create the new world around you.

    34 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $10USD
    Photo Print from our Journey

    Choose your favorite photo from our journey and we will mail a printed copy.

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $15USD
    DVD: The Earth Odyssey

    A DVD with a compilation of all of the clips from our journey, and some behind the scenes footage, signed by our Republic of Light film crew.

    44 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $35USD
    Signed Visionary Artwork

    Signed visionary artwork poster from Econaut, Jessica Perlstein (www.dreamstreamart.com), "Imagining our Tribal Future".

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $35USD
    Earth Odyssey T-Shirt

    Blue T-shirt with Earth Odyssey Graphics made in Guatemala from recycled cotton and recycled PET (yes, from plastic bottles!). Available in men's and women's, S, M, L. Courtesy of Repair the World Now. Photos in the gallery!

    16 out of 49 claimed

    Handmade Flag-Poi

    Handmade flag-poi to help you spread happiness and enchantment with love by Econaut, Heather Bolin. See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhUqy4cGz-E

    10 out of 10 claimed
  • $65USD
    Project Nuevo Mundo Hoodies

    Blue hoodie sweatshirts with Project Nuevo Mundo logo. Made in Guatemala from recycled cotton and recycled PET (yes, from plastic bottles!). Available in men's and women's, S, M, L. Courtesy of Repair the World Now. Photos in the gallery!

    8 out of 50 claimed
  • $75USD
    Guatemalan Modern Tribal Wear

    Choose one JUSTA modern tribal piece made with recycled traditional Mayan Guatemalan textiles. Women's vests & mini-skirts, men's vests, utility belts. http://www.justafairtrade.org/

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    3D-Printed Jewelry PNM Design

    Enjoy the work of the Earth Odyssey's creative team, merging tribal designs with modern technology. Printed aboard the Earth Odyssey during our voyage with our trusted Solidoodle, provided by 3D Print World. This piece will be an Indiegogo exclusive design limited edition!

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Personalized COMBO Pack

    Earth Odyssey Compliation DVD and Inspirational CD, Art poster, T-shirt, photo, and a journal entry from an econaut's daily log! Contributors of $100 and up will receive a special thank you on our website!

    15 claimed
  • $250USD
    Special Art Giclee for PNM

    Jessica Perlstein is creating a special art piece for Project Nuevo Mundo to help us visualize what the new world looks like. Signed by Jessica and stamped by Project Nuevo Mundo! Perfect for hanging in your room.

    2 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    Cosmic Convergence Experience

    One ticket to Cosmic Convergence Festival and private afterparty with Earth Odyssey's Econauts and Cosmic Convergence producers. Very limited availability.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    Handmade Knife (recycled)

    Handmade knife, exclusive design made by econaut Joe Vachon (http://www.joetheblacksmith.org/) out of recycled steel in Earth Odyssey's in-house blacksmith workshop on board the bus. Very limited. Project Nuevo Mundo engraving.

    6 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $250USD
    Geoparadise: Tribal Gathering

    "A transformational festival for the tribes of the world." Camp and eat with the Earth Odyssey Feb. 10-17, 2014, Panama. http://www.geoparadise.org/events/tribal-gathering/tribal-gathering-2014

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $300USD
    Tantra Workshop at Inanitah

    Take 1 week of this three week series. The Tantric Way is a carefully designed and spontaneous process of awakening. You will transform your relationship with life by learning to cultivate intimacy with yourself, to deepen intimacy with your sexual partners, and to create intimacy in groups. Taught by international renowned tantra facilitator Gaia Ma. See more at: http://www.inanitah.com/learning/events/the-tantric-way/ (Stay not included) ($325 value)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $400USD
    Shamanic Training at InanItah

    Take an 8 day Shamanic Healing Training at magical InanItah, a spiritual community on Isla de Ometepe in Nicaragua. The course includes: Shamanic Trance Journeys, Dance Meditations, Communicating with Nature Spirits, Kinesiology, Regression, Energy Awareness, Soul Retrieval, Meridian rebalancing, Clairvoyance techniques and more. See more at: http://www.inanitah.com/learning/events/shamanic-healing-training/ (tuition only, stay not included) ($425 value)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    Project Nuevo Mundo Experience

    Village-Building Fundamentals workshop hosted by Earth Odyssey econauts (1/5-1/10, Guatemala) OR Attend Cosmic Convergence Festival, camp and eat with the econauts, attend private after-party! (12/29-1/1, Guatemala)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Become an econaut!

    One choice from each tier ($10, $25, $75, $100, $250, $500) AND: Become one of the first 10 econauts-in-training listed on our site, becomeaneconaut.projectnuevomundo.org. Be interviewed and have a profile set up for you and sent to our impact center partners for placement. We'll work with you to develop the skills needed to become an Econaut.

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014

    Permaculture Design Course

    Certified PDC, hosted by Atitlan Organics and the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute in Guatemala. 1-15 December. http://www.atitlanorganics.com/training-and-education/permaculture-design-course-2013/

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Become an Honorary Supporter

    You will receive all of the above rewards and be highlighted and recognized as an honorary supporter of Earth Odyssey 2013. We will feature a photo of you on our website with a short bio and your website and thank you for your generous contribution, promoted through our social media and newsletters.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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