Forming Formed: 2011
This page last updated:2/6/2013
(Will be outside of city limits)
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We are a family in the Marinette/Menominee area who are interested in finding other couples, individuals, or families who would like to live more sustainably. Our main goals include living a debt-free lifestyle, large-scale personal and market gardens, long-term food storage, small-scale keeping of livestock, energy independence, and learning how to function without depending on outside assistance through the inevitable ups and downs of life.
We have 27 acres of rolling land near the Menominee River that we are currently developing into a small homestead. There is a fair amount of affordable land for sale in the area for anyone interested in forming a community with us but not in the sharing of property. As a matter of fact, there are 80 acres to the south of our land for sale - already developed a bit.
We believe in the importance of community and families. We would love to have other people to share this journey with. Not only would we enrich each otherís lives, but as the old saying goes: two hands are better than one. We are helpful to a fault and willing to learn just about anything we have to. If you are interested in joining us on this venture, please donít hesitate to contact us. We are going in this direction whether or not we can put together a groupÖ we just think it would be a lot more fun and interesting to make this happen with other people.
Our goals with our land do not currently include selling off small parcels or incorporating. We have plans to build guest housing or small rentals on our land for those who are interested in the lifestyle and for one reason or another can't afford to buy in the area.
House construction should resume sometime in April 2013, with a hopeful move-in date somewhere in the summer or fall of 2013. Look for exciting updates on the blog!
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This page last updated:2/6/2013
Visitor Process: Since the community is still forming, I would like to invite anyone to contact me, Jessica, using the contact information given if you are interested or have any questions.
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):
(Individuals working together.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Your finances are none of our business.)
(This lifestyle is a lot of work. We help you, you help us.)
Land and Buildings
27 acres (10.9 hectares)
(This is our private land, but we are willing to take in another family if we meet the right one. Otherwise, there is plenty of land for sale around us.)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(We will be adding on guest housing in the years to come.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Striving to meet this goal.)
Share Community Meals:
(We love having dinner parties, bonfires, and family fun days.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We don't smoke, and would prefer to be surrounded by non-smokers. If you like what you see, maybe this would be a good time to kick the habit? Of course, this only applies to our personal property.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Atheist, agnostic, secular)
(To each their own.)
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