Formed: 1998 Established: 2002
This page last updated:1/17/2013
Enota Mountain Village
(18 miles from four small different mountain towns)
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We are an aspiring community living in the beautiful north Georgia mountains on ancient, sacred Cherokee land. Here on the original site of the Enotah tribe & the legendary Camp Pioneer, we have four waterfalls, five streams, and two ponds. We offer work exchange (a stipend is available for those who qualify); and we run an ecotourism site with a retreat center, campground, and certified organic farm with animals.
We are dedicated to conservation of the land, sustainable living, raising healthy animals, and organic farming. The work we gladly give to maintain this retreat facility and farm has been worth our personal dedication as we offer a loving, memorable experience to those who come to enjoy our property.
We have a diverse group who work here, short term and long term. We are committed to working in peaceful, loving, purposeful service as we see the Divine in all of humanity and in nature.
We are looking for sound, responsible individuals for a variety of on-site tasks including maintenance, housekeeping, farm work (including animal care and agriculture), and general duties to take care of daily business. Committed individuals and couples who are passionate about preserving this land, making campers feel welcomed and taking care of day-to-day operations are encouraged to apply!
If you are looking for a place to stay and work just to get by, trying to employment and get a job somewhere, Enota is not the place for you.
Please visit our website(www.enota.org) and complete the online application. We will reach out to you and thank you!
Status: Productive community
This page last updated:1/17/2013
(Enota is open to All provided no harm is done)
Visitor Process: You can visit as a paying guest or through work exchange. Call us at 706-896-9966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a date and time. For paying guest options or for work-exchange details, visit our website. We have all different ways to visit: cabins, retreat housing, bunkhouses, and RV and tent camping. Meals can be provided.
Ecovillage Network of the Americas
:: GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
:: Utopian EcoVillage Network Federation
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.
Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may).
Members(adults and children):
(Resident/assistant groups vary depending on the seasons.)
Open to new members:
(We are looking for drug,alcohol, tobacco free high minded individuals who are aware, conscious, and want to live a service based life.)
By a group of elders or other leaders
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Or can work exchange and recieve a stipend if you qualify)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(work exchange or pay from independent funds and live on the property as contributor to community)
(Can stay as a paying guest or pa y rent)
Land and Buildings
(We are in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains surrounded on all sides by Chattahoochee National Forest. We are centerly located between four small towns on the bottom of the mountain Helen, Hiawassee, Blairvsville and Young Harris. We have the best of rural and urban.)
60 acres (24.3 hectares)
(surrounded on all sides by 750,000 acres of wooded National Forest.)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
(Placed in Trust for conservation, education and spiritual purposes. As the community matures and is able to caretake the land the trust can be turned over to the community)
Number of Residences:
(We are very blessed with extentive infastructure.)
(As part of our Ecospiritual Village concept we have chosen and set aside the site to create a co-housing area on the property with all the benefits of this model including ownership, for permanent community members. We work towards the day we have enough committed members who want this and we can start building .)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We work towards the day we are sustainable. We currently have our own chickens and an abundance of eggs, milking goat and cows, large organic garden, new greenhouse, and we eat higher percentage home-grown vegies when in season.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(Food is prepared with love, and we gather for meals with all who are working here that day.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We eat a diverse diet, much whole foods, some meats, a lot of creative egg dishes and sometimes pasta or pie, There are no personal restrictions on food. Our retreat/camping store offers soda pop, canned foods, candy and so it's all here.)
(Our cook is Vegan but cooks everything. Retreat groups and individuals may be omnivores and we are primarily non-judgemental.)
(We are a health minded.)
(We support assist in becoming non smokers and have programs and help. We do use tobacco in Native American ceremonies)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Experiencing the Divine in all things and giving of ourselves in service to one another.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(Love and Light are our commonality.)
(We live in area with a modern small town school with small class two friendly teachers per class. The small town school can do a better job than we can at this time. We home school when best serves the child and community..)
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