Forming Formed: 2006 Established: 2006
This page last updated:8/8/2011
New World at Anela's Hawaiian Farm
Naalehu, Hawaii, Big Island,
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We are an intentional community created to provide a 19 acre sanctuary for a maximum of 20 people. We purchased the land in 2006, selectively cleared it ourselves to keep native trees and plants, fenced it, built a community building on it, and have planted 100s of fruit trees and perennial plants.
We utilize organic farming and permaculture principles. We also use alternative energy from a windmill and are on catchment water. We receive enough rainfall that we never have to purchase water.
Our next phase is to establish co-housing for community members selected to live and work here. Each family will build their own small residence to sleep in and for minimal personal space and use the community building for cooking, bathing, group activities, etc.
We believe something is going to happen in the world in the not too distant future and that we are creating this sanctuary for that reason. If you feel drawn to Hawaii, believe you are meant to live in Hawaii in a community, and are trying to find that place, then contact us.
We are not associated with religious organizations and do not require any particular kind of religious practice. We do require that our members are nice to other people, tell the truth, and follow basic principles required to live peaceably with others. We seek community members who are able to work physically on the farm and are in good health.
We are pescatarians and have some dietary limitiations geared toward acquiring and maintaining good health. We do not eat meat or cane sugar products. We will accept pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans.
We do not require a monetary contribution to join our community. However, we have many projects that new members may contribute toward if they are able such as building a rock wall around our farm, adding solar panels to supplement our windmill for power, and building additional greenhouses.
New conditional members will live in rustic accomodations until they are full community members and build their own accomodations. If you cannot live in rustic conditions and work hard, then this isn't the community for you. The balance to all the hard work is our beautiful surroundings.
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:8/8/2011
(Scheduled vists only)
Visitor Process: Contact us through our provided contact information. We will have an initial phone interview, then schedule a visit.
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.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, 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 domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
By a group of elders or other leaders
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Variable depending on skills and abilities)
(Variable depending on financial ability and number of hours worked in community)
Land and Buildings
19 acres (7.7 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(More buildings are planned)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Infrastructure in place for greater production. Fruit trees must mature.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(No meat or cane sugar. Focus on health.)
(No meat, occasional seafood. No cane sugar. Focus on health)
(Moderation is key.)
(Prefer non-smokers due to health concerns.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Current members lean toward "New Age" spirituality as personal preference. Community as a whole does not require specific spiritual beliefs.)
(At discretion of parents.)
Number of Units:
1 - community building
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