Forming Formed: 2007 Established: 2008
This page last updated:9/30/2012
Ballston Spa, New York,
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Realizing that these guidelines rely on inspiration rather than rules:
In order to truly love and live peacefully, we are willing to recognize and relinquish all fear-driven beliefs, judgments and separate needs, supporting each other in this process. We recognize that healing occurs through forgiveness we manifest daily. We experience the simple joy & laughter that community offers, living simply as a means to this end. We choose to participate in and develop a sustainable lifestyle, composting, gardening, conserving electricity, water, fuel and other resources.
We commit to working as needed on household chores at least 5 hours each week. There is no alcohol consumption or illegal drug use in the house. Rent is paid monthly, up front, as is the food bill. Food is shared by all members, taking into account individual preferences. Group meals are encouraged, those not cooking are encouraged to clean up. Decisions are reached by consensus at weekly meetings (see below); participation is expected.
Consensus - With respect for the views of all, we work to find solutions as a group for the good of the group. No one is wrong. We continue to examine all concerns until agreement is reached.
We hold weekly dinners, monthly movie nights and facilitate ACIM classes at the Peace-atorium, inviting the larger community to join us. We have sponsored a permaculture design course from April-July 2012. Check the Events Calendar on this web site or contact us for details and dates.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:9/30/2012
Visitor Process: Contact us to arrange a time to visit.
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 for up to 10 members)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Rent & food)
Land and Buildings
6 acres (2.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Except for grilling season)
(Prohibited in house, membership discretion off-premises)
(Prohibited in house but allowed on grounds)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Open to various beliefs, ACIM-friendly)
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