This page last updated:7/18/2011
There are no Reader Comments on this community. Add Your Comment on Anahata Bio-Community
Anahata Bio-Community (ABC) is an eclectic collection of people, who are living on a farm on the Little River to experiment with creating an intentional community. Our vision is to create a model of sustainable living—both environmental and social—that encompasses not only humans but also the plant, animal and spirit companions with which we share this beautiful planet Earth as we collectively move into a new era of social/ economic challenges and constrained resources.
In this microcosm we intend to create harmony, cooperation and fun with each other, our sentient cohabitants, and our environment as a reflection of the potential of this planet. Our ultimate objective is to house 15 to 20 committed permanent members and a few transient participants.
As one of our projects, we have created the Anahata Education Center (AEC) which was formed in 2007, as a public education not-for-profit to provide ecologically focused service, learning, teaching, research and development opportunities. AEC’s curriculum integrates regenerative practices such as artistic expression, community development, holistic health, natural building, permaculture and renewable energy. We are seeking to create collaborative partnerships with life-long learning centers, community and faith-based organizations, local and international schools and universities and to ensure diverse and experiential program offerings. AEC’s land stewardship, renewable energy, and community development objectives will stimulate eco-entrepreneurship and community outreach.
We are still in the early stages of most decisions of what and who and how we are - so there is much to look forward to in the ongoing creation.
| | Contact:
|Links: |Anahata Education Center
: Anahata's non-profit for ecologically focused service, learning, research and teaching opportunities
: a group of social pioneers dedicated to creating and becoming the change that facilitates personal and global breakthrough
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:7/18/2011
Visitor Process: Please contact us to arrange a visit, using the email or phone number listed here.
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):
(10 adult applicants with 2 children)
(We currently use a loose version of consensus, working on the basic idea that it's important for decisions to be workable for everyone.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(basic tasks around the common house and land are the shared responsibility of the members (10 hrs/week Spring, Summer, Fall... 5 hrs/wk in Winter))
($100/month membership fee, plus fees for housing and food (varies, but generally not more than $300/month). Some arrangements for work trade can be made.)
Land and Buildings
35 acres (14.2 hectares)
(Most of the property is gently wooded, with the Little River—a wide, peaceful waterway perfect for swimming, kayaking and canoeing—running along one border. The property also features a large organic garden, a number of smaller garden plots devoted to specific kinds of plantings, and walking trails throughout. Floyd is known for its wide array of intentional communities, many of which have existed since the 1980s. Since Anahata is bordered by several of these longstanding communities, our land is surrounded by large tracts of woodland and farmland and the organically oriented, community-minded folk who live there.)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(• The Celebration Space, a 5,000-square foot timber frame house with large upstairs and downstairs meeting spaces, 2 community kitchens, a rec room, and 4 bedrooms for guests or prospective members • The Farmhouse, an older 3-bedroom home that can house 3 adults, a small family or a mix of these • The Bliss Cabin, a small cabin with loft, currently being renovated for off-the-grid living. Transitional spaces for prospective members include: • An Airstream • 4 earth-berm units, each about 20’x20’ (under construction as of Winter 2009))
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We would like to see the community develop a common spiritual practice which resonates with all members, and to engage in this together on a regular basis. This can be daily or at minimum, weekly. This needs to be an outgrowth of some deep introspection and group discussion.)
Become an Editor
Click an image to see it full size.
Current editor(s): kateadamson, ColinFKirts
We encourage comments from those who have first hand experience with a community so that others may benefit from your experience. Please share information you think will be useful to other users of this site, in a clear, concise, and polite manner. Each community can choose to display all comments, display selected comments, or not to display comments (more info). Communities will be shown email addresses of those who comment so that they might communicate with you if they choose.
We reserve the right to edit or delete any comment.
You must be logged in to add a comment. Login here or if you have not yet registered on our site Register here.
More Info on Display Options
Communities can choose one of three options for how reader comments are displayed.
- Display all reader comments.
- Do not display any reader comments.
- Display only comments selected by the community (this is the default value).
Communities may have a variety of reasons for choosing these options so we encourage you to not be quick to judge.