Forming Formed: 2011 Established: 2011
This page last updated:9/21/2013
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Pilot House offers household members an opportunity to help develop a co-op styled residence aligned with alternative intentional eco-community models. Partnering in this project currently involves actively contributing to remodeling designs for a three story house with five rooms available for use as personal spaces, plus various additional common areas. Some small scale food production is being implemented here, and at another property nearby where part of our yard space is dedicated to a local CSA project.
A basic premise for Pilot House is that Intentional Community is a personal adventure that explores real frontiers of human social experience and that Community must therefore be intentionally accomplished. An open conversation policy provides our basis for organizing community process, addressing individual interests, evaluating our progress, and meeting the challenges in a cooperative living arrangement.
There are no philosophical or devotional practices required of members in this community, however an honest respect for any chosen by others is essential, and personal practices must not impose on others.
Anyone interested in visiting with us is welcome anytime. Shorter term living arrangements can be made on an individual basis. Resident guests here pay $120 while completing an assigned work contribution of 30 hours over a month, providing an opportunity to explore your interest in partnering in this project.
An underlying interest of this project is to define and build a working financial model of community that benefits from shared equity practices and property held in common. This model is oriented to resolving the economic and material demands imposed by our established dominant society, advancing individual opportunities to fully explore life’s greater offerings. All continuing household members make on-going, agreed upon contributions of the money and work resources needed to build out operational elements of this community, creating their own specific opportunities for equitable co-ownership positions in it
Adding a second property to our community structure now allows organizing it around Pilot House being purposed mainly for residences, with our newer location providing a community house, additional room for micro farming, and association with an urban eco village there adjacent to a private nature preserve.
Please accept my invitation, if you like, to help advance a work in progress, and further chart its course.
This page last updated:9/21/2013
Visitor Process: Please email me a few days ahead and provide your contact info so I can discuss your interests and make any necessary arrangements to meet with you.
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):
(Established members meet in council to chart our course)
(However, I will generally lead our start up efforts)
Leadership Core Group:
(Residents manage the household and co-direct development of the project)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We share expenses equally)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We share in chores and upkeep)
(Improvements are financed by building shared equity)
Land and Buildings
0.1 acres (0.0 hectares)
Land Owned By:
A subgroup of community members
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Parental preference honored)
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