Re-Forming Formed: 1976 Established: 1977
This page last updated:5/1/2012
(East of Ashland in Rogue National Forest)
We are a vegetarian, nondenominational community with roots in several spiritual teachings. We honor the truths that run through all religions. We seek to live simply, ecologically, and in harmony with all life. We are a mystical order called the Order of the Trees. We have men and women, single and married. We live on 80 acres in the South Oregon National Forest. Our main activities are gardening, working with horses, and maintaining the facilities—homes, dining hall, bathhouse, stable, barn, and greenhouse. We are working toward self-sufficiency. We are off grid and produce our own heat, hot water, and electricity. Our public outreach is to provide retreat facilities, camping and cottages, and publications on health, vegetarianism, and spiritual development.
Our lifestyle does not include TV, radio, or newspapers, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine.
Our land is verdant and lush, with forest and meadow and springs and a river. Our climate is mild.
We are happy, fun-loving, and positive people who want to share our community with like-minded people who love to work and grow with others.
We welcome those interested in living a simple vegetarian life in the forest.
For additional information go to our blog at www.eloinforest.blogspot.com
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:5/1/2012
Visitor Process: Please visit our blog first at... www.eloinforest.blogspot.com On the right hand side is a link for guest/visitor application. Copy the application and email it back to us or send by postal service. Eloin, P.O. Box 446, Ashland, OR. 97520. You can call and request the form as well. (541-621-4250), We do not leave our phone on , so please leave a message with your email or physical address. Speak slowly and repeat your message twice.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
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):
By a group of elders or other leaders
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Yes, but we will not assume their debt.)
(We work together to make it all work. We all do what must be done and do not keep track of hours.)
(After probationary period, contribute what one has except for personal needs.)
(We have a probationary period of 9 months when we ask that the potential members contribute as they can to food and supplies. After becoming member we share all we have.)
Land and Buildings
(Forest Wilderness, off grid)
80 acres (32.4 hectares)
(surrounded by old growth forest)
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
(The Oahspe Foundation)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
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