The Sanctuary is set on 120 acres of wooded rolling hills in Southern Indiana. We have almost no debt and currently generate positive revenues.
We raise elk, buffalo, chickens on the ranch and, there is abundant wildlife all around our place.
The owner is a trained in raw foods, (who also loves meat) raw is part of the program but, only as much as each person wants. Here we do not judge you if you are vegan or raw or a meat eater. But we discourage anything processed.
Think of the diet here as that of our great great grandparents. For some of you, your great, great, great grand parents, providing they lived out west during the mid 1800's.
Here we eat, Elk and Buffalo that we raise ourselves on site, Venison from the local deer population, grass fed beef from the local farmers. There is a farmers market an hour away here, we can buy most greens and vegetables that are in season. Rice, lentils and beans is a daily staple at the ranch. We have a grow room where we grow sprouts and wheat grass for green drinks and as our food.
Currently on the farm we grow grapes, we have 1000 plants and 7 varieties that are now 5 years old and considered mature. We also have black berries, raspberries and blueberries that we planted this past year.
Growing wild here are several persimmon trees that have a wonderful sweet fruit.
Presently we plant a few acres of sweet corn and have lined out a new area for a 3 acre organic garden. The ponds on site is loaded with dish, turtles and frogs.
The buildings & housing are in place for living. There are still certain issues to workout. We have jobs for people that can work with little direction. We have room for a person to be the general manager of the operations. We have a 5 bedroom house, a bunk room that sleeps 10, a small cabin that sleeps 4. We would like to build earth bag construction homes for residents that stay for more than a year. Our weight gym is 1500 sq ft, our martial arts, yoga & pole fitness gym is 2000 sq ft. This place really has much more than most communities.
This place is not just a guy or gal with an idea and dream, the place is paid for, building in place, jobs available. YOU MUST PASS A 3 WEEK TRIAL AND BE VOTED IN OR, NOT. We need people who want to contribute and live the live and not just observe the life from the deck. There will be clear cut expectations on every member. These expectations will be written by the group. This is a work hard and perhaps little or no pay starting out program. As the community does better, so shall you.
You should expect that this slice of life will be an experience that you will share with others for a long time during your journey .
Projected jobs on the ranch
These positions are posted below as not to seek " employees" but to make it clear that the ranch is set up and able to provide real work so that it can carry the financial load of members.
Many communities with good intentions, either want to charge their members a " buy in " fee or, have no real means to support the group that they attract.
We have had people here that want the life but not the work. My intentions are to be very clear. To be part of this life ( at least here) requires work. 4 days a week, six hours per day.
You can take care of goats, chicken, Elk, buffalo and what ever animal strays in to this place. Getting the chicken to lay eggs and put them where you want them is not alwayse the case here.
We have lots of work here. If your first question is " how much do I get paid" then this is most likely the wrong place for you. If you are interested, send us an e mail, we will talk, possibly you can visit for a weekend.
Status: Community is built- Taking new members