Formed: 1998 Established: 1998
This page last updated:5/13/2012
Aztlan is located in southern Colorado. We live on 40 acres of beautiful land, at the foothills of Cuerno Verde. We have springs running through the property that we use for household and ceremonial use.
My wife and I, my son Itsa, Bear and ex-woofer Ben live on the land year round. Most people come during the spring and summer months, as winter is too cold to camp out. Our purpose in opening our land to others is to help those persons who need a break from the rat race, and need a quiet place to get themselves together as they prepare their next move.
We do not have the property to allow people to live here permanently.
Because of zoning laws, we are not allowed to build any other permanent structures. There is adjoining land available for purchase should the right people decide to purchase property together.
Each weekend we hold a sweat lodge ceremony and in July we hold our annual Sundance ceremony. It is important that we share in a common prayer, no matter what religion, if any, participants follow. So we ask folks to help out and participate in our ceremonies as often as they are able to.
We have some solar power from pv panels and get our water from the spring. All toilets are outhouses, and we welcome new sanitation ideas that help our land stay clean and green. We are slowly learning more about adobe, bio-diesel,and much more.
We share meals when we are able, and do not subscribe to dietary theories other than keeping the food chemically- and genetically-free as well as simply-prepared. We practice solar-oven cooking, the Right use of pure spring water, and organic gardening. We welcome people who would like to help and learn, or provide their expert hands in these areas. When we have animals we share in their care as well as their milk, meat, etc. We aim to share the harvest from our gardens and wish to participate in area farmers markets offering crafts and medicines as well as whole foods.
Our philosophy is a native-American way of life, living simply, leaving as little of a footprint on the earth as possible. You do not have to be native American to visit here, all good people are welcome.
Please call ahead before visiting: 719-746-2400.
tomas shash, headman
Status: 15 years in same area
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: earthwalkers
This page last updated:5/13/2012
Visitor Process: Bring tent, sleeping bag, and other outdoor materials needed for camping out. Come in warmer months, April-November.
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.
Our community does not provide land or housing and is therefore not subject to fair housing laws.
Members(adults and children):
By the community leader
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
(foothills mountain living)
40 acres (16.2 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(one guest house, one family home)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
(health food primarily)
(out door use only)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
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