We are an urban, eco-community in an old, working class neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio. We accept men as residents. You will be among the first to develop this small community. We share meals and common living expenses. We ask for a monthly donation of $300 - $400 per person to cover utilities and other overhead.
We own the house and two adjacent city lots and are aggressively working to aquire a third lot. We are combining the lots as one large yard for muiltiple use: community garden, meditation gardens, festivals and fund raising events. We will add chickens this spring!
We prefer that you are employed or have income. The house was in rough shape when we bought it. We have done much repair, already. Applicants, however, should be prepared to live in a simple house.
Your involvement makes sense if you intend this to be a long term investment, or want to donate your time, effort because you believe in our cause.
Part of an eco lifestyle is to avoid petroleum based transpartation. The location of our house is very walkable, bikable, and right on a bus line. I have walked downtown many times. If you do have a car, we have off-street parking behind the house and street parking in front of the house.
We rely on the farmers' market, which is easy walking over the bridge. We will grow as much of our own food as possible next year. We also plan to produce our own Monk's Mead, wine, and beer. We love to have fun.
We will soon offer various activities and events to the outside community: Kabbalah share group, spiritual delevopment classes, Mass, prayer meetings, and seasonal festivals.
We plan to open a coffee house, PC repair services, and a gift shop for a suggested donation amount. Espresso, latte, smoothies... The location of the house is well suited for this. We are located directly across from a very busy convenient store, the Eastside minimart.
You can hang with us for a week, a year, or a lifetime. Accepting applications for men willing to assist in getting us up and running.
"Together we can accomplish what we are not able to do alone."
Status: House opened in June 2011
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Members(adults and children):
(We can add four more residence.)
Open to new members:
(Starting in July 2013)
(Robert and Matt)
Leadership Core Group:
(Core group is the residents, not general members.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Income from donations are used for common expenses.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We incourage freedom from debt.)
(Optional common prayers and house tasks.)
(Any monthly pledges are used to pay utilities.)
Land and Buildings
(Century old working class neighborhood)
0.5 acres (0.2 hectares)
(Three connected city lots. Total =90' x 104')
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
(Our non-profit owns the house and additional land.)
Number of Residences:
(One house to start, more added over time.)
(We are the first of hopefully many more.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Community garden with chickens)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(We share what we have.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(We lean toward an organic, vegitarian diet.)
(We prefere, local, organic, and not GMO.)
(Social and religious. Wine, beer, other.)
(personal option, smoking on the sun porch only, is prefered.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Optional common prayer, Mass, meditation, Kabbalah.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
(Ecumenical, Indy Catholic, Kabbalah, Celtic, Native American.)
(We do not admit minors. Personal and communal study is encouraged.)