Formed: 2010 Established: 2010
This page last updated:12/30/2010
Baturaden, Central Java,
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Lothlorien was inspired by the Monkey Forest in Ubud and the Baturaden nature preserve near Purwokerto. The old rain-forest is such a beautiful place we decided to name ourselves after the fairest forest realm of the Elves in J.R.R. Tolkein's novels. We are currently gathering members with the following shared goal: We will be an income-sharing community of 100 people living on roughly 450 acres of farm and rain-forest land in Java, Indonesia. We were founded in 2010, and our lifestyle reflects our values of egalitarianism, ecology, and nonviolence. We will welcome scheduled visitors throughout the year. We will be economically self-sufficient.
Members will work in our community businesses--making tempeh, tofu, wooden masks, paintings, and as mountain guides. These businesses will provide about one-third of our work; the rest will go into the tasks needed to support a rural village of 100 people--organic gardening, milking goats, equipment and building maintenance, office work, and more. Our work schedules of 44 hours each week will be very flexible. In return for member's labor, the community will provide all basic needs, including housing, food, clothing, etc. Lothlorien will have an intricate community culture.
Our everyday lives will include many recreational activities--social and support groups, performances, music, games, dance, and art. Our culture will value tolerance of diversity and sustainable living. We will share our vehicles, we will build our own buildings, and we will share houses of 10-20 people with smaller multiple-person dwellings for those who sleep together. Some of us will work actively for peace and justice, ecology, and feminism.
We will offer a three-hour tour on many Saturday afternoons; in the future, please call during business hours or email to reserve a place. Our three-week visitor program will be a prerequisite for membership and must be arranged by letter or email well in advance of the proposed stay. Information about visiting will be available on our website or by mail.
Please see our website for more information.
Status: Gathering members
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This page last updated:12/30/2010
Visitor Process: We do not allow drop-in visits. Please schedule your visit well in advance by sending email to our contact listed on this site.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
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):
(2 adults, 1 child)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
450 acres (182.1 hectares)
(This how much we think we'll need)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(100% food produced on-site)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Individuals have their own spiritual practices)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
:: Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
:: Unitarian Universalist
:: Hutterian Brethren
:: Roman Catholic
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
:: Native American
(Up to the individual)
(We need to find a site)
Number of Units:
10-20 per unit when completed or 3-5 per unit for multiple-person dwellings(family units).
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