Fort Galt Community Center

Region de Los Rios, Chile

5090000

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NEWS & PRESS

Now that our flagship building is up, it's time to get the word out and match the last available rooms up with some new members.

We'll be posting interviews and snippets from press coverage here as they roll in. We'll also post the recent videos and newsletters along with anything else that might be relevant. For anyone just looking to familiarize themselves with the story of our progress, the short version is as follows:

FOUNDING

In 2014, the first of us met in Chile and soon realized that we shared the common dream of an intentional community for digital nomads, independent artists, and entrepreneurs like us. Confident that there must be other people out there in search of such a place, we decided to team-up and start one ourselves. We found a local legal assistant, established the company, put up a website, and shared our concept with the world. One-by-one, pioneering spirits emerged from all over the world to join us in bringing the dream to life.

EXPLORATION

We began our search in the middle of the country and gradually worked our way south, in search of the ideal location for our new town. We eventually settled on the Los Rios region because of its abundant water, lush rain forests, and lower population. We set up our project headquarters in the regional capital of Valdivia and painstakingly explored the surrounding area. Our patience paid off when we eventually found our perfect property on the coast, a half-hour drive away.

 

PREPARATION

The land we found was a hundred acres perched high on a hill, overlooking the ocean in the Valdivian Rainforest. A lot of work had to be done before construction could begin though. We conducted the required soil mechanics tests and environmental impact study while working with a Chilean architect to design the blueprints for our residential community center. Once all our ducks were in a row, we purchased the land to build on, cleared the trees, and turned our attention to preparing for construction.

CONSTRUCTION

Groundwater wells feed our central reservoir, which supplies water to each residential lot. Overhead lamps and some of the power lines have also been installed. A fiber-optic internet line from Valdivia is currently being installed and 4G service is holding us over in the mean time. We’ve just completed the exterior of our flagship building, the residential community center, and our next milestone will be the completion of the interior.