Forming Formed: 2012 Established: 2012
This page last updated:12/11/2012
Cosumnes Canyon Eco Village
Fair Play, California, El Dorado County,
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A half dozen people have been talking about forming an Eco Village (we have 3 residents currently.What we have agreed upon so far is that we want to live with others who have a healthy respect for the Earth and who embody characteristics like Kindness, Work ethic, Good communication skills and a desire to live co-operatively. Room for Rent at Farm Community located in Fair Play, CA (near Placerville/Somerset)
Yes! That's right! The $500/mo includes utilities and 3 meals per day (self serve breakfast and lunch and communal dinners) for one person.
2 week trial period. $500 moves you in ($300 is refundable and $200 is non-refundable if trial period fails)
Children and/or partner rates negotiable.
No pets to begin with (negotiable later).
No additional storage to begin with (negotiable later)
No smoking (no negotiations on this point)
We are a small farm located on the Cosumnes River in the Somerset/Omo Ranch wine country area (about 40 minutes outside of Placerville).
We have been practicing farming for 5 years and are now in the beginning stages of developing intentional community (living communally with intention and with privacy features).
We currently have 1 owner-full-time-resident, and 2 paying farm interns being considered for residency. We have 4 climate controlled sleeping rooms open.
In the Spring/Summer/Fall we are a teaching farm and we host a limited number of individuals from all over the world (volunteer exchanges and work trade stays).
We have decided to make winter our time for focusing on cultivating longer term residents.
We all pitch in with farm chores on top of our income-earning jobs.
We practice non-violent communication, and we meet/share as a community weekly.
We carpool whenever possible. We go to Placerville at least 2 times per week and we often visit the following areas: Elk Grove/Sacramento/Georgetown/Auburn.
We work with goats, chickens, blueberries, olives, apples, persimmons, asparagus, other vegetable gardens, earth building projects, music festivals, laughter retreats, and a myriad of events within our greater community.
This is a non-smoking farm.
To find out more about us, you can google on any of the following key words: O'Quinn Mountain Village, Relax N Up Ranch, Fair Play Farm
To request an application, request a chat on the phone, or simply ask any clarifying questions, contact Ann: email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you!
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Former/Other Names: O'Quinn Mountain Village Nomadic Community; Relax n Up Ranch; Earth Child Collective; Fair Play Farm; WinSol3
This page last updated:12/11/2012
Visitor Process: email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call/txt 707-980-0186 or call farm at 530-620-7412
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):
(exploring "consensus minus 1")
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Do not know yet)
(I believe everyone would pitch in in community, but do not have an hours figure.)
(Don't know yet)
Land and Buildings
22 acres (8.9 hectares)
(1/3 only accessible seasonally)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(want to explore community owned land trust)
Number of Residences:
(main house (3br 2 bath); 3 sleeping cabins, 1 studio cabin)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Would like to get as close to 100% as possible)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
(again, not sure yet, though)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Really do not want smokers, but if there were visiting relatives or friends, could be allowed.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(We are each on our own Soul's Journey. Respect for all traditions that honor love and peace. This poster's philosophy.)
(Open to parent's decision)
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