Formed: 2008 Established: 2008
This page last updated:12/11/2013
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We are trying to live sustainably through applying permaculture principles, organic farming, grey water and waste recycling, composting toilets, bicycle powered machines, natural building techniques and generating our own electricity with solar panels and a wind turbine.
We've already planted over 4000 trees and are eating the majority of our own vegetables from the garden and greenhouse.
Volunteers work 5 hours per day. In your free time there are many interesting places to visit nearby.
For accommodation we have a converted truck, a yurt, earthbag houses and 3 tipis. We provide sheets and blankets. There is also enough space to camp for those who have their own tent and prefer privacy.
We do yoga, meditation and sweat lodges at various times during the month and we regularly host shamanic ceremonies.
Our community is vegetarian/vegan. Everyone takes turns in cooking and washing up, and all meals are eaten together. Please bring your own snacks as we provide 3 meals per day but not snacks.
We hope to be a place of healing where people can live and work together, in harmony with the environment, and also have the space and time to develop their own skills, dreams, and desires.
This page last updated:12/11/2013
(Visiting must be arranged in advance, and depends on the space available. Financial contribution for food is requested.)
Visitor Process: Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: 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):
(The numbers depends on the amount of work at that time)
Open to new members:
(we are interested in long term members, but require them to come short term to begin with)
(We meet once per week to discuss issues of importance as a community, but financial decisions are mostly made by Nicky and Helen)
(Helen and Nicky as the owners of the project and currently the only permanent members)
Leadership Core Group:
(Longer term members are often invited to discuss all major decisions with Helen and Nicky)
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(Volunteers contribute 35-65 dollars per person per month to help the project with basic needs such as food and toilet paper)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(25 hours a week)
(All volunteers contribute 35-65 dollars each month)
(The contribution is 35-65 dollars per month, exceptions are made for permanent/ long term members on an individual basis)
Land and Buildings
37.1 acres (15.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(There is the main house and 2 tipis)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We grow the majority of our own vegetables!)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(All meals are communal and individuals cooking for themselves is not permitted)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(Dairy produce is permitted, but rarely provided all other animal or fish products are not permitted on the property)
(Smoking is not permitted in bedrooms)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Yoga every day, regular sweat lodge ceremonies, occasional group meditations, hosting of shamanic ceremonies)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(We are open to all traditions but are against prosyletisation)
(There is a local primary school 5 minutes walk from the house)
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