Formed: 1970 Established: 1974
This page last updated:12/11/2012
East Wind Community
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We are a 70-member collective located on 1,045 acres of rural Ozark Hills in southern Missouri. We are a member of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities, and as such, we put great value in cooperation, nonviolence, and sharing. We support ourselves through two industries: East Wind Nut Butters and Utopian Rope Sandals. Our membership is very diverse, we have no central leadership, and we practice democracy. Our work lives are busy and varied, but we always find time to relax and enjoy community meals, music jams, and Ozark sunsets. Our land is one of a kind, very rural, and filled with all sorts of wildlife. We encourage individuality and diversity in our members. We are looking for skilled, hardworking, responsible and self motivated individuals that share in our values. Prospective members are encouraged to contact membership; currently we are most in need of plumbing skills, electrical skills, and carpentry. Drop ins are not accepted, you must contact membership to visit.
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East Wind Nut Butters
This page last updated:12/11/2012
Visitor Process: Prospective visitors are encouraged to contact someone on our membership team to arrange a visit, but email first, as dropping in unannounced is not permitted.
FEC: Federation of Egalitarian Communities
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):
By majority rule
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(35 hours/week, members are required to work a designated number of these hours per week in our businesses.)
Land and Buildings
1045 acres (422.9 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We have an organic garden and full working ranch with cows, pigs, chickens, and goats.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Vegetarian and vegan options are served with every meal)
(there are designated smoking and non smoking areas)
Common Spiritual Practices:
:: Public schooled
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