Forming Formed: 1997
This page last updated:1/27/2013
Manitou Arbor Ecovillage
(No residental units yet built at the above address)
We are an ecospiritual community in the process of developing a sustainable, middle-income ecovillage in a suburb of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Pre-construction planning is in process through our own LLC. It will be a condominium upon completion. The focus will be on education, outreach, and modeling sustainable living.
We anticipate moving into the financial aspects of development by spring 2012 and hope to begin building in 2013.WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SITES.
See our webpage and covenant for a more complete understanding of our vision, values, and commitments. It also contains archives of recent minutes.
We prefer interested individuals to contact us for orientation prior to participating in meeting of group--in order to answer individual questions and not to impede our planning progress.
We desire an inter-generational, inter-faith, diverse mix of residents who seek to live together as a village community and in harmony with the natural world.
Many details are still being worked out, both in terms of physical design issues and in terms of our desired governance processes, as well as decisions about many aspects of how we wish to live together including community responsibilities, etc. Input of new members welcomed.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:1/27/2013
(To attend meeting - no lodging)
Visitor Process: Visit our webpage and click on “Contact us.” Since we do not yet have buildings, no lodging is currently available.
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.
Comment: We require all members to support our covenant statement
Members(adults and children):
(Back up provisions if needed)
(Team of leaders)
Leadership Core Group:
(Those who have been involved the longest)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Must be able to finance building costs)
(Yet to be decided)
(For those who join LLC)
(currently $20/yr, to increase in future)
Land and Buildings
60 acres (24.3 hectares)
(Exploring ways to access + 200 acres adjacent)
Land Owned By:
(Option for land secured)
Number of Residences:
(Some attached to community center, most single or duplex)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Plan significant Ag . development in future)
Share Community Meals:
(yet to be decided)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Indivudual choice in private space)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Experience of the Holy in nature)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Respects spritual paths of all members)
(Individual family choice)
Currently under review
Currently serving as our own developer
yet to be secured
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Current editor(s): cohousing, maeeve
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