Forming Formed: 2004 Established: 2004
This page last updated:11/27/2012
Ash Fork, Arizona,
Freedom-Universe is an Egalitarian Intentional Community on 40 rural acres in north central Arizona.
This community is being built on a foundation of interpersonal relationships based on shared values such as conviviality, social tolerance, equality, honesty, and nonviolence.
Members can only join as sovereign individuals. There is no membership category available for traditional monogamous couples (married or not). Whatever consenting adult members agree to do (share) with each other is considered ethical and fair. Egalitarian Polyfidelity inside of Sacred Sexuality is the family structure for the Freedom-Universe Tribe. The religious idea of "original sin" is not embraced here. The nude human body is not viewed as obscene, and in support of that view, this is a clothing optional tribe/family.
Environmental and economic sustainability will be pursued using renewable energy, sustainable building materials and techniques, permaculture, and organic/bio-dynamic gardening.
Greed and deception are reinforced in any system of economic hierarchy, whether it is capitalism, Nazism, fascism, communism/totalitarianism, or outright dictatorship (due to the erroneous cultural conditioning that competition is the only process that creates technological advances and improves economic prosperity). In an economic hierarchy, deception is observable in almost every marketing pitch made, where the goal is increasing consumerism, thereby redistributing the bulk of the wealth of the planet to an increasingly smaller percentage of its inhabitants. Correspondingly, this is to the economic detriment of the increasingly larger segment of the population now living below Maslow's basic hierarchy of needs, i.e., in poverty. Freedom-Universe will represent a model of egalitarian cooperation and sharing embodying the value of "love thy neighbor as thyself," instead of competition, greed and deception.
In Peace, Love, and Solidarity,
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: None
This page last updated:11/27/2012
Visitor Process: On this page, click on the THREE links in the red box above: 1) Kerista: Polyfidelity, 2) Freedom-Universe: THE 13 BASIC ETHICAL FAMILY VALUES, and 3) Freedom-Universe: THE LAW of MUTUAL CONSENT. If, after reading Eve Furchgott's description of Polyfidelity, you are still interested in this intentional family style, then read and critically analyze "The 13 Basic Ethical Family Values" for compatibility with your own individual code of ethics. If there is alignment between the two, make contact via email, postal address, or phone. Short-term visits for a minimum of three weeks for the purpose of prospective membership evaluation inside the Law of Mutual Consent, and internships for longer periods can be arranged throughout the year. The initial meeting rendezvous will usually take place in Prescott (Press kit), Arizona. Traveling folks in need of a CouchSurfing facility can try this resource: http://www.couchsurfing.org/home.html
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: FEC: Federation of Egalitarian Communities
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit).
Members(adults and children):
(Occasional interns for several months at a time.)
Open to new members:
(Building a 12 member tribe/intentional family)
(See Behavioral Standards 7. & 12. for a complete description)
Leadership Core Group:
(The whole tribe participates in shared leadership via the consensus process.)
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
(Personal wealth acquired prior to joining remains in trust for the individual should she/he decide to leave. All members share the same standard of living.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Each debt situation would have to be reviewed thoroughly on an individual basis for membership consideration. Freedom-Universe has no debts, but is not yet large enough to pay off debts incurred by others.)
(hours/week to be decided by members)
(Shared income rather than regular fees and/or dues.)
Land and Buildings
40 acres (16.2 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
(Up to 50% of the board of trustees of the Community Land Trust will be from the intentional community called Freedom-Universe, with the remaining board of trustee members coming from the larger regional community.)
Number of Residences:
(Currently, one 16' RV Trailer, one 14' x 56' 2 BR, 1-1/2 Bath single wide, and one 40' RV trailer. Plans are to build passive solar thermal mass housing structures using earthship and/or earth bag building techniques.)
(We do not know of any co-housing communities that embrace equality as a value.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(An organic/bio-dynamic garden has been started and will be expanded as new members join, using permaculture design principles. The community originator is involved on a weekly basis with the Karma Farm community garden project in Prescott, AZ which gives produce for free to indigent people, as well as providing a share for the volunteer garden crew.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(Currently one member. As new members join, the number of meals eaten together could change, but the goal is to eat together as much as possible.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Community originator is omnivorous. but there are no restrictions on individual diets other than supporting sustainable agriculture. However, Freedom-Unviverse is an intentional multple adult family vision, so if a person's diet choice does not permit him/her to kiss an omnivore, then this is not the place for such a person.)
(If you are comfortable being with life partners who use tobacco, then this is not the tribe for you.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Community originator follows the Spiritual Path of Equality, Reason & Rationality, Sacred Sexuality, and Environmental & Economic Sustainability.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(What Spiritual path an individual member follows is a personal decision. Founder aligns with some of the ideas from the books and essays by Sam Harris, Robert Monroe, Edgar Cayce, Meredith Young, Barbara Marciniak, Michael Newton, Jesus of Nazareth, and Mohandas Gandhi, to name just a few.)
(Diversity of educational styles is seen as positive and desirable.)
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