Forming Formed: 2009 Established: 2009
This page last updated:2/1/2011
The Roundhouse Community
(The Roundhouse property is completely off-grid, with no cellphone service, no flushable toilets, and extremely limited solar electricity.)
We are a fairly new off-grid small Intentional Community in Arkansas. We have now officially been a community for a year as of Feb 1st!
Our goals are self-sustainability as well as harmony, cooperation, sharing, and promoting the growth of similar communities. Treating all with a gentle, kind and honest manner without violence.
At the Roundhouse work is a must for survival, therefore, everyday is work...if you want water-it must be pumped, if you want something to eat-wood must be prepared(cut), fire started, and afterwards dishes...
We have a small Rabbitry where we raise mainly New Zealand Rabbits. We also have Americauna Chickens the Easter Egg layers. We also have a small garden.
Not only do we work hard but we like to play and relax, too! Playing music, bonfires, cards, and board games are some of the things we enjoy on our off time..
The Roundhouse sits on 22.75 acres of forest..At the moment only about 3 or 4 acres is being used so there's lots of potential and are plenty of acres to go for nice nature walks. Our neighbour adjacent to us has a beautiful swimming hole that we get to use at our leisure..which is quite often, in the heat of the summer..
Right now, the Roundhouse is looking for strong competent persons who are interested in long term possibilities.
This page last updated:2/1/2011
(Right now we are looking for those interested in long term.)
Visitor Process: Visitors process:initial visit consists of 3 days, this is part of the trial run and allows you and us to get to know each other. If approved you will get an additional 3 weeks, after which you can apply to become a member, members process consists of a 3 month term.
If interested in visiting or becoming a member, send us an email with some information about yourself. Have you ever visited a community before? If so what did you learn? What did you like or dislike about the communities? What were your reason for leaving these communities? How might you use that knowledge here at the Roundhouse Community? What activities do you enjoy? What are some of the things you not enjoy? What is your personal food preference such as vegan, vegetarian or no red meat? What are some of your accomplishments? Are you good at gardening, carpentry, mechanics, etc? Anything else that you would like to add that would help us get to know you. Also include any questions you may have for us.
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):
By majority rule
(Decisions are made by Full Members)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Ask us to send you our Labor Policy.)
Land and Buildings
22.75 acres (9.2 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(Our 22 acres has a 3-story house & 2nd floor living space in the barn.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Our goal is to double these percentages every year as we can.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We try to accomodate those with seperate eating habits as best we can.)
(We still eat meat, but not very often.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Rainbow, Respecting Mother Nature)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Rainbow, Respecting Mother Earth)
(We are interested in forming our own small school building.)
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