This page last updated:8/2/2012
The Ark Community Cooperative
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After being unable to capitalize on our ~$135k in equity to replace our septic system, the Ark has been condemned. We're looking for options to keep the boat afloat- perhaps you can help? To ensure our longevity, we need to find a new primary lender and conduct a number of repairs. Until that happens, we're scattered but still in community. Sorry if it takes us awhile to respond to your emails.
For posterity. here's what we were doing:
Part of the Hearthstone Village, of which the larger Sirius Community and other smaller homes are also part.
At the Ark Community Co-op we strive to live together in harmony as a community household and a resident-owned and operative cooperative. We utilize consensus decision making and strive to apply a deep sense of interconnectedness and permaculture values to the entirety of what we do in psyche, heart and land.
We strive to create a culture of respectful relationships, growing healthier people in minds, hearts and bodies. We value individuality and we know we all thrive when we share our strengths. We don't subscribe to the old-world philosophies of "us vs. them" or "me over you," instead preferring to work together horizontally. We intend to become increasingly better at cooperating in our evolving strategies to heal ourselves, each other and the forest and to meet our needs as individuals, as the group and for the well being of everyone, everywhere.
Status: Needing an Angel
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: The Ark
This page last updated:8/2/2012
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Visitor Process: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a 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):
Leadership Core Group:
(Though we would prefer all housemates to be Coop members.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Land and Buildings
1.42 acres (0.6 hectares)
(The village is surrounded by miles of woods)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(As part of a village community, the Ark is one house of many)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(grown at Sirius Community next door)
Share Community Meals:
(And there are usually 5 village meal options a week)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Vegan, vegetarian, raw, omnivore and more?)
(Some of us mostly abstain, others drink occasionally, some others may drink more often)
(Smokers and nonsmokers; none inside)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Presently there are both spiritual and nonspiritual people with no one considered religious)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
:: Native American
(Various people take cues from various traditions)
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