In the language of the native people of the Canary Islands our name means “place of light”. We live on a 1 and 1/2 acre estate (”finca” in Spanish), adjacent to a secluded bay on the Atlantic Ocean.
Project Argayall was founded in 1986 with the intention to create an alternative, experimental and experiential community.
The desire for sustainable living in community in this beautiful and unique setting forms the basis of our vision here on the Finca. This year we wanted to expand our vision to the future generation and start “Argayall Experience”, a work study program for young people. Due to Corona we had to postpone this to 2021.
At any given time, approximately 20 people live and work here. Our ability to share this magical and powerful place with our guests enables us to keep this experiment alive and healthy.
Visitors, both overnight guests and workshop participants, discover in this community a sense of personal transformation and freedom which impacts their lives during and after the time they spend here. The magical power of nature on Argayall draws many to return.
How We Organize Ourselves
Argayall is overseen by a group of shareholders who invest their time, hearts and money in its sustenance and continued growth. A management team directs the general operations of the community and the business.
Departments, including Guests, Kitchen, Garden and Technical, are lead by one person working together with a team. The permanent crew consists of about 15 people who commit on a long-term basis. To give many people the chance to experience community life, we have a number of positions for shorter terms.
We have no fixed ideological beliefs nor do we, as a group, follow any particular teacher or master. We support and respect each individual’s path.
Community activities include Meditation, group process, Satsang, doing nothing, having fun, and dancing. Qualities we value are respect, self-responsibility, authenticity, integrity and creativity.
We are grateful to be here, and we hope that those who either are our guests or join us in working in community will feel the same.