MCLC is situated on 240 acres in the spectacular wilderness of British Columbia. The land has an abundance of potable creek water, over five acres of rich, arable garden or crop lands, and forest reserves. Valhalla Park, with its hiking trails and glacial lakes, is our backyard.
We are open to new people, families, children, and new ideas.
Members may purchase four-acre lots that are cooperatively owned according to a Share Purchase Agreement. Rentals are occasionally available to non members.
Some members prefer a more individualistic lifestyle, and their privacy is respected.
We are looking for self-directed people wanting to focus on collectively creating and maintaining strategies for life-support systems, income generation, and service work in the areas of quality of life and environmental protection.
We are open to new land partners willing to share skills in the areas of sustainable life-support systems (organic food production, animal husbandry, alternative energy, ecovillage and permaculture design, natural building construction, holistic woodlot management, cottage industry), plus compassionate parenting and schooling, and holistic health.
Having a wonderful potential for gentle trails and being close to world-class hiking creates the potential here for developing bed and breakfast, campground, ecotourism, plus CSA and Seniors’ programs.
We apply some principles of Dynamic Governance in our meetings in an effort to make decision-making more harmonious, efficient and equitable. Some of our members practice native spiritual teachings, Aikidu, Vipassana Meditation (www.dhamma.org),and all-season wilderness exploration. Some have initiated several cooperative garden projects, the Meadow Garden Project which doubles as a potluck, campfire, & camping area during the summer and the new Mulvey Garden.
Some of us have created Frogsong Retreat Center, a nonprofit society with the purpose of hosting retreats & family camps based on Compassionate Communication (cnvc.org).
We are five miles from the town of Slocan, 75 minutes from Nelson. We are off-grid and four-wheel-drive accessible during the winter months.
We welcome people with willing energy to focus on communication skills of all kinds. We need people with a passion for learning to live cooperatively and compassionately. We are interested in sharing sustainable practices and therapeutic arts with our neighbours and also with the world.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
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.