Formed: 2008 Established: 2008
This page last updated:8/6/2013
Dale (an hour outside of Austin, 15 minutes to Lockhart and Bastrop), Texas,
(Our property is technically in McMahon, Texas.)
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We are looking at another ten acre tract which has a well, septic and power pole, along with fencing.
We are working on a new land trust for the new land and will be picking up our new tractor backhoe this week. Kubota B2320 with loader and backhoe!
August 2013 finds our pond withering and we are seriously considering buying a well drilling machine so we can drill wells for our pond and for our neighbors.
Status: Operational going into our 5th year
Former/Other Names: Bodhi Tree Ranch, BTR Ecovillage
This page last updated:8/6/2013
Visitors Not Accepted
(We do not have public rest room facilities, and are not open to the public.)
Visitor Process: If you're interested in finding out more about BTR Ecovillage and/or getting to know the current group members, please send an email telling us a little bit about yourself using the "Email This Community!" button on this page. We will be giving a workshop on intentional community this fall at Art Outside 2013, Apache Pass October 18th to 20th
We are not open to the public, but are starting to mature in our housing, processes and people skills. We may in the future invite folks for a visit to see what we have created and how we live.
For now though, send us an email and we will respond. We are considering buying more land nearby and starting another Ecovillage, so if you are interested in THAT, email us and we can correspond.
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):
Open to new members:
(All our shares are presently allocated.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Specifics have not yet been decided.)
(Recurring group expenses are shared.)
Land and Buildings
10 acres (4.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
(BTR Land Trust)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have an established garden area with some livestock. We have a recently dug pond we hope to grow fish and plants in.)
Share Community Meals:
(There will be shared meals, but we haven't committed to a frequency.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Mainly beer and wine.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
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Current editor(s): BTREcovillage, melriser
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