We are currently purchasing 30 acres of mostly wooded land with two small ponds and a walnut grove. There is a seasonal stream that stretches through it. Adjacent to this 30 acres, there are 84 acres of land, with more pasture area, a pond, barn, and workshop. It is in Central Kentucky, an hour from Owensboro, Elizabethtown, and Bowling Green…and an hour-and-a-half from Louisville.
The stars are amazing, most of the land is heavily wooded, and the possibilities are endless. The only problem is that there is no sense of community. We want to find like minded people to join us in our quest for serenity and harmony and happiness.
To build a community of like-minded people who want to be kind to the Earth, to their bodies, to their minds.
To embrace our agrarian roots, intertwined with sustainability, to keep us in harmony with the natural world and our sense of belonging and accomplishment.
To throw off the shackles of capitalism in favor of a more just, equitable, respectful way of living.
To preserve a part of nature for future generations, as well as a present respite for peace and tranquility.
- Goal of being 100% self-sufficient.
- Group consensus in decision making.
- No slaughtering animals or hunting (but maybe fishing).
- Mostly vegetarian.
- Move toward sustainable building (earthships, cob, strawbale, etc), with a more immediate focus on just being down there (trailer, rv, tent)
- “Fair” work distribution, with the method to be decided by consensus.
- Money made from the land will be spent (or saved) by group consensus.
- Willingness to learn and/or teach others from a multitude of areas.
- No heavy drinkers or hard drug users.
- Raising non-meat animals.
- To offer group meals, so that there aren’t a multitude of people cooking different meals.
QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED:
- Group or individual meals?
- What kind of business(es) to go into?
- How to make ourselves financially solvent?
- How to handle debt that other people might bring with them?
- How is conflict resolved?
AREAS TO EXPLORE:
- Bee keeping
- Alternative energy sources
- Grey water treatment
- Cisterns and other water capture methods
- Animal husbandry
- Childhood education