Forming Formed: 1989 Established: 2000
This page last updated:1/17/2011
Dragon Belly Farm
Pt. Ludlow, Washington,
(Near Pt. Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula)
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We wish to build intentional community amid the greater community in Jefferson County on 39 acres, 17 miles south of Pt. Townsend, 30 miles and a ferry northwest of Seattle on the Olympic Peninsula. The land has a variety of ecosystems: about half forest, some of which are wetlands; a quarter meadow on glacial moraine; and a quarter pasture on wetter bottomland. There are two creeks and two ponds. We expect land owned in common with some form of private ownership of home and home site. We prefer environmentally sensitive, ecologically sustainable building materials and design. Current growth limitations may require multifamily housing with shared kitchen.
Our values include sustainable organic agriculture, conscious eating of a natural-foods diet, and a recognition of how dietary choices involve/affect planetary economics and the environment. We prefer open communication with regular community meetings and other shared rituals, shared activities, and shared reality.
The form and timing have changed. The owners are currently living in California, building suburban community, accumulating capital, seeking partners, and waiting until retirement to return. There are caretakers on the land. We need partners with capital to own and build. We have considered building a retreat/resort center as an alternative community if a residential community does not manifest, or an active senior community.
Fall 2008: With new pressure from the county, we need to install septic and start building houses, at least one house and one ADU so that there is a permitted place for our caretaker to live…and for us to get ready to be there. We want to design a strawbale house.
Spring 2010: We have just put up a barn to store equipment and further visioning for the future.
Status: Still seeking partners to buy in and build.
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Dragon Belly Farm
3882 Larson Lake Rd
Pt. Ludlow, Washington 98365 United States
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This page last updated:1/17/2011
Visitor Process: Email me and then I will email Michael, the caretaker of the land, if a visit seems appropriate to all of our goals.
Ecovillage Network of the Americas
:: GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(will be primarily consensus)
(Only because we are the only owners...)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(To live there, one would have to build a home, and to build, one would have to own a share of the land.)
(to any regular monthly costs like rent or mortgage and utilities.)
Land and Buildings
39 acres (15.8 hectares)
(with commercial property, it will increase to 43 acres.)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(The house burned down. Caretakers live in simple structures.)
(Potentially cohousing or ecovillage)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(potentially far more)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Ecumenical and eclectic)
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