Auroville: the city where people are living without money, politics or religion

There is a place where you would, for sure, want to live, if not for its landscapes, then for the utopia it created. In this city, there is no money, religion or politics. It is a true paradise.

This place really exists and it is called Auroville. It was founded in 1968 and was named by UNESCO an international city because its residents are over 50 different nationalities and cultures.

They coexist without any problem, as long as there isn’t any political system working, no religion and, in addition, they do not use the money, but live on barter basis.

In this epic city, the buildings are made on the basis of experimental architecture, since they are constantly changing. That’s because these structures seek to optimize the use of renewable energies and their main objective is recycling and reusing resources.

The person who designed and managed to establish this wonderful city was Mirra Alfassa, known to the locals as the Mother.

“There should be a place on Earth that no nation should arrogate, in which all people can live with sincere aspirations as citizens of the world, obeying one single authority, that of the supreme truth. A peaceful place, full of understanding and harmony, where all the fighting instincts of man to be used exclusively to overcome his suffering, his weakness and ignorance and to triumph over his limitations and handicaps”, was Mirra Alfassa’s innovative idea.

Starting from this hypothesis, this amazing city was born. This environmentally sustainable city has fruit trees, cornfields and orchards in 15 farms, which are covering an area of ​​160 hectares. In this way, the city provides enough food to supply the population.

The villagers produce 2% of rice and cereals consumed and 50% of vegetables. The village is also self-sufficient in milk and seasonal fruits.

Auroville is planned to support and develop 50,000 people in southeastern India. Today it has about 2,400 residents living in over 110 shelters.