Forming Formed: 2010 Established: 2010
This page last updated:5/13/2013
Healing Earth New Amish
Granite Shoals, Texas,
near Fredericksburg, Texas,
(have found good land in Kimble County, Texas)
We are trying to see if there is any interest in starting an Amish style community of people who wish to live in harmony with God, other people, the earth and animals. Seeking craftspeople, artists, herbalists. This community will be open to people who desire to farm, ranch and garden organically and are seeking to live a life of greater personal purity and righteousness. Farming will be done with horses or rototiller or by hand. Only heritage type plants and animals will be used with sustainable agriculture methods. We are open to all Amish and Amish type lifestyles, all Christians, American Indians, and others who desire to live a peaceful, quiet life while approaching self-sufficiency alone or in family groups. Craftspeople and artists who desire to develop themselves in love, joy, peace and harmony with all are welcome. If this first start of a group is successful, we hope to expand to other locations. People of all races who desire a free and peaceful lifestyle are welcome. Any people who believe God is love and want to grow their own food humanely and live in peace with, alongside and helping their neighbors in harmony with God and all living things are welcome to come study,learn and even join. Beards are not required. People who have EI(environmental illness), also known as MCS(multiple chemical sensitivites) who are sensitive to chemicals or electrical fields will find this community to be a safe haven, as we will be organic, nonsmoking, and have electricity-free zones.
We have space presently to allow people with EI (environmental illness) to rent space at our location at the Highland Lakes. We offer shopping assistance and other support functions. Please write us to apply.
For people who have been writing to us at our Google e-mail address-we have been having problems receiving e-mails there. If you have written and it seems we have never replied, we just changed our e-mail today this October 2012. Hopefully this will help.
Status: actively seeking new members
Former/Other Names: N.A.
This page last updated:5/13/2013
Visitor Process: Please mail or e-mail us a note stating why one might have an interest in joining a rural community or starting a similar one and put in this a mailing address, e-mail if applicable and a possible phone number, if one uses a phone.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit).
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.
Comment: One does not need to be Amish to join, but be seeking a personally pure lifestyle and believe God is love.
Members(adults and children):
By a group of elders or other leaders
(everyone has a say)
(decisions by voting as a group)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(each person responsible for own debts)
(Possibly eight hours a week once living in community full-time. This may vary.)
(Land will be purchased as a group. It will belong to the church, except for private homes built on the property with yard and animal space.)
Land and Buildings
(It will become a working farm/ranch with possibly a central village.)
22 acres (8.9 hectares)
(in process of buying)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
(It will be either a community or independent land trust)
Number of Residences:
(The land must be purchased first.)
(Families will have separate homes. If older people wish to share space, a building for this can be built.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(goal is to approach 100%.)
Share Community Meals:
(This may change as desired by all.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(as organic as possible)
(Only smoking is prohibited. Chewing tobacco and snuff is up to the individual.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Belief that God is love, that humans are to live in love, peace, joy and harmony with God, man, and all living things.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(mostly Christian Amish, but in harmony with the earth and animals)
Private school at the community
(Either home or private schooling would be best.)
(We are trying to buy a beautiful piece of ranch/farm land.)
Number of Units:
On the 22 acres there is room for perhaps five families, possibly seven. We could buy more land if enough people wish to join.
We will try to follow the Nader Khalili superadobe style of design, but any fire and storm proof house will do.
Not yet applicable
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