Forming Formed: 2012 Established: 2012
This page last updated:2/23/2013
Collectif Creatif du Castellas
Bessegs, Languedoc Roussillon,
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Our community is now in a forming stage with 10 adults and 3 children since March 2012. There are openings for about ten more people.
We have purchased a huge building in Bessges,France (Gard) in need of a lot of work and we have begun to clean up seven years of mess and plant a garden.
We have weekly work days and organisational meetings every two weeks based on consensus.
Two members are camping on the site for now and other members will slowly move in as work progresses.
Our community offers living and work space for permanent members or only work space for active members. We also have simple and supporting members.
We plan to have a community kitchen with two meals a day and open to the wider community. We are searching for ideas to have a cottage industry. We will also be offering space for an artist residency. Private quarters will remain small and the community spaces will include a kitchen, a laundry room, bathrooms, library, two multi purpose spaces for exhibits,workshops meetings,theatre, concerts, office space for the association...
The founding members have created an association which owns the building. Permanent and active members loan money to the association while living and working within the community. If they decide to leave they will be reimbursed without interes within a delay of 3 months. Supporting members also loan money which enables us to auto finance the renovation. But we will also be looking for various subsidies. We have been able to purchase the building with membership loans so far. We do not intend to use bank loans.
Permanent and active members pay a monthly contribution to the association to cover expenses : food, water, electricity, insurance, taxes ...
And of course we intend to renovate ecologically : wood burning furnace, solar, natural insulation...
For more information please consult our site (in French). If you are interested in our project please e-mail us: habitat_participatif@collectifcreatifcevenol.
This page last updated:2/23/2013
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Mouvement colibri (France)
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community fits the legal definition of "housing for older persons" * and thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.
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:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
(Propriété publique ou propriété de la communuaté ou d'une structure juridique ayant de nombreux actionnaires de soutien, ou autre ...)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We will purchase land in the future for food growing)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Mind fulness = Présence dans le moment.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(Le mieux serrait que l'education soit assumé par le groupe mais cela reste de la responsabilité des parents)
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