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Family or Tenant(s) Wanted for 5 Acre Farmstead Posted 4/19/2014
5 acre farmstead, well-kept orchard; clean spring; woodworking shop, tools; commodious old house; two older guys who already live here. A small family may be ideal. No smokers. Agricultural aspirations encouraged. This situation not suitable for commuting to the city. While the living is sweet here, and not expensive, some money will be required. Abundant Land Trust, NE of Nashville, TN. Contact: Novaland10@yahoo.com.
House for Sale in an unintentionally intentional community Posted 5/19/2013 Updated 5/20/2013
Cascabel: two hours east of Tucson, AZ
Nestled along thirty miles of the San Pedro River, the folks who make up the desert community of Cascabel all came for different reasons, but they found they had much in common in relation to a desire to work together for the common good. With four different conservation organizations (see http://cascabelconservation.org/, http://www.cascabelworkinggroup.org/inddex.html), and http://www.saguaro-juniper.com/), a community garden (http://cascabelconservation.org/baicatcan-garden/garden-blog/), a local community supported (CSA) farm (http://sleepingfrogfarms.com/), a community center where numerous meetings and social events are held throughout the year (http://cascabel.org/), and a listserve that keeps community members informed, Cascabel is a community of people working together to support its people and protect its environment.
The 2300 square foot passive solar home sits on 55 acres of land, (53 acres of which are protected in perpetuity with a conservation easement (with Archeology Southwest). The structure is in excellent condition and includes a large attached workshop with metal roof and private well. House is double wall adobe and has a 4300 KW grid tied solar power system. Last year’s electric bill was averaged $5.45 a month. There are also two 1300 gallon cisterns for a rainwater harvesting system. Park model trailer provides guest quarters.
Contact: Melissa 520-686-0729
15 acres herbal sanctuary and 3000sf home in Southern Ohio Posted 5/15/2013
This beautiful country home sits on 15 gorgeous acres in the heart of the herbal community of Meigs County, OH. The picturesque pond, orchards, organic gardens and herbal sanctuary are highlighted by woods, streams and fields.
A towering stone fireplace dominates a huge great room 50x25 feet. An A-frame features vaulted wood ceilings and a roomy loft. Main level features a great room, 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and full bath.
Lower level offers two bedrooms with walk-out doors into a fenced garden and pond. Plenty of storage and even a kitchen space. A barn and large shed complete the arrangement. An additional 12 acres are available. Call C and J for more information or to see the property at 740-742-8901.
Contact: C and J 740-742-8901.
Idaho Strawbale House for Sale Posted 5/13/2013
Unique almost finished strawbale house for sale on 2 acres with 56 acres of common land, located five hours north of Boise, Idaho. Seasonal AWD access only. House needs some TLC is 800 sq. ft.post and beam, amazing views, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood heat, solar power, washer,and more. includes shared use of the 1 acre organic garden, with 180 day growing season, fruit and nut orchards including peach, apple, cherry, plum, cabernet grapes,raspberry, blackberry and much more. year round creek runs thru property. 4 other home sites on property. Very remote location surrounded by 12,000 acre ranch and BLM land, access to Snake River. Elk, bear, deer abound. $49,000. email for photos, and more information.
Contact: Sonia and Nils Behn 1-802-496-2192
Time is of the essence Posted 5/12/2013
Well, have you heard; we’ve just reach a new high of 400 ppm of carbon dioxide. Unless huge swaths of good arable land is made available to people (soon) to begin creating large, mostly self sufficient cooperative communities AND people would actually want to do this, it appears our collective gooses are cooked.
What else would (actually) change the present paradigm? Sharing, cooperating and being very close together is much less energy consumptive. Homesteads are too far apart, the cities are too far from essential natural resources. Nothing wrong with trade and barter, but why not relegate that to locally rare or specialty items?
And the added benefit would be we’d be happier and healthier.
NC mountains: house, guesthouse, workshop/studio Posted 5/11/2013
Secluded but not isolated home w/ guest house, artist/woodworker studio, and utility bldg., $274,000 (no owner financing), .87 acre lot part of 50 ac tract w/ 6 other lots, 44 ac owned in common. 10 m south of Black Mtn, NC, 45 min drive to Asheville. House: 1817 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms (also sleeping loft in one bedroom and sleeping platform on balcony in sun room), kitchen, dining nook, great room, full bath, sun room with wood-fired hot tub, and deck (approx. 800 sq. ft., part of which is screened). Gas furnace and a wood-burning stove. Guest house: 489 sq. ft., ¾ bath, combination kitchen, living and sleeping area, wood burning stove, covered porch. Studio/Workshop: 937 sq. ft., w/ covered front and side porches, car/truck port. The studio is well-lit with a wood burning stove and an auxiliary propane wall unit, hot water heater. Great space for a painter, artisan, or woodworker. Utility bldg: two-story: approx. 125 sq. ft. main level, 90 sq. ft. second floor. House borders the intentional community Earthhaven Ecovillage, http://www.earthaven.org/. Earthhaven has a small general store and a café within walking distance. Details firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-577-5711; photo gallery http://www.wnc-photographer.com/retreat/
New Community in Warrenton, VA Posted 5/8/2013
Forming a new community in Warrenton, VA! Looking for individuals or families who value health, sustainability, and independence. We're far enough out in the country to see the stars and build an agricultural life, and close enough in to the DC Metro Area to benefit from the strong economy, maintain good jobs, live in an educated, (relatively) progressive area, and enjoy an opera at the Kennedy Center now and then! Community features planned over the next year include a Waldorf-inspired cooperative school, tool workshop, organic vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, bees, goats, swimming pool, and cabins/yurts for interns or long-term guests. We wish to cultivate diversity in all ways including intellectual and experiential, and are open to people of all backgrounds and interests. We range in age from 5 years to 63 years, and tend to be liberal, vegetarian, artistic, financially responsible, socially alert, optimistic, easy-going, agnostic. Participation options are pretty open, and include extended visits ($300/month plus 15 hours/wk work exchange) and residencies ($5,000 for a 5-year land lease or $15,000+ for permanent ownership). We can offer practical assistance in building a dwelling and finding work in the area if necessary, and possibly help with financing depending on all kinds of things. We look forward to hearing from you! Email is best, and/or you can check out our website for plenty of outdated, shot-in-the-dark information. :)
$55K – Round off-grid vaulted ceiling home with mountain views (Columbus, NM) Posted 5/8/2013 Updated 5/12/2013
YOU ARE ALMOST HOME!
Enjoy beautiful living in City of the Sun, a peaceful location. Great investment for private, quiet, desert living. Snow birds welcome. Very low cost for property taxes/maintenance fee and water.
32’ diameter adobe-fiber, owner designed home. Off grid site includes solar power electricity & hot water with compost toilet. Open floor plan has full kitchen, bed-suite, dining, or small studio space. Property includes a separate 20’ x 20’ adobe and frame casita with attached greenhouse.
City of the Sun is an intentional community adjacent to undeveloped and protected land on a 156-acre land trust, founded in 1972 and located in sunny Luna County, New Mexico, adjacent to the village of Columbus. Columbus is located on Highway 11, thirty miles south of Deming (off I-10).
Our intention is to live and work in mutual cooperation and to explore methods of gardening and horticulture in the desert. Our spiritual beliefs vary, all paths welcome. We often offer workshops in the fall about sustainable living. We have a designated off-grid area for alternative housing, solar energy, and composting. We have a functional irrigation well and household water supplied from the Village to home-sites. Some residents use solar water distillers.
Contact: Patricia Pawlicki
Long-Term Housemate Posted 5/5/2013
Beautiful log, country home on 26-rolling, prairie acres in south-central Nebraska. Seeking financially stable individual or couple, employed or retired – to share home for the duration. I am a 59 y/o, very-active widower / hospice nurse / Vedantist / meditator / omnivore / wine connoisseur. Plenty of privacy, with private bath, bedroom and loft, along with shared kitchen, living and billiard rooms. My bedroom/living space is in a separate structure from the main house. Hike, bike, garden, woodwork, play piano, raise pets, lift weights, sit on the wrap-around porch, next to the fire pit or in front of the fireplace. Your contribution is $500/month, plus utilities.
Costa Rica Resort Property Makes a Perfect Community Living Space Posted 5/3/2013
Already built and Move-in ready Costa Rican property with 15 dwellings on a tropical mountain forest 7.5 acre site: 10 individual units w/private bath, a spacious lodge with kitchen, dining area, 3 bedroom home attached, additional separate house, lg. activity center w/4 rooms/2 baths beneath. Abundant mt. spring water, stream, fruit & hardwood trees, hydroponic greenhouse, gardens, fish pond, swimming pool, Certificate of Sustainability in place, maintenance staff. Location private,rural, friendly town nearby, 50 min to San Jose. For sale to intentional community group OR run as a retreat center. Personal situation forces owners to sell. Price: $1.8M Serious inquiries only, email: email@example.com
Greener Living in SW Michigan Posted 4/29/2013
54 sustainable residential units to be built on 40 acres near Kalamazoo, MI.
Reservations are now being taken for sites. From $40K-$68K. Part of an ecovillage based on the pillars of sustainability, community and spirituality. Located on beautiful site with field and woods, yet near city with outstanding services and cultural activities.
Rooms for rent, land for rent, stalls for rent, art studio for rent Posted 4/22/2013
Rooms land stalls or art studio or any combination thereof available at beautiful Running Fox Farm located in the Hilltowns of western Mass. Just under 30 mins west of Northampton and east of Pittsfield the heart of the Berkshires. The farm is located off of Rte 112 bordering on a 2600 land preserve. The farm house is beautiful and well maintained with 5 bedrooms and a communal modern kitchen and welcoming living room. A large prosperous pyi blueberry business as well as multiple opportunities to farm are on site. Rent starts at $550 plus shared utilities ( wifi inc. Some pets are negotiable.
RESIDENT MANAGER IN COMMUNITY INCLUDING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DIFFERENCES Posted 4/15/2013
Tierra Village, a land based community in THE HEART OF THE CASCADE MOUNTAINS OF WASHINGTON STATE, is seeking dynamic live-in care partner(s) to provide choices/opportunities/support for 5 people with intellectual disabilities. Located in an inclusive and beautiful natural setting. Competitive salary, benefits, beautiful housing. Position open until filled. Visit tierravillage.org for more information and application.
In search of a simple life in a warm climate Posted 4/14/2013 Updated 4/15/2013
My vision is to form an Intentional Community with the following aspirations.
1. Escape the "Rat Race", miserable weather and in as far as possible over bearing rules and regulations.
2. Live a simple low cost life aiming to minimize utility bills.
3. Aim to be self sufficient by producing our own food and energy.
4. Live as part of a small fishing village and succumb to their philosophy,"No Stress"
I am looking for a small number of like minded people to explore with me, the possibility of delivering my vision. In 2007 I bought a suitable piece of land on the island of Santiago in the Cape Verde islands. I am willing to explore all ideas, but my vision would entail the building of a group of low cost independent dwellings arranged around a common piece of food producing land.
Living cost would be low but in order for the community to be sustainable, some independent means would be advantageous. We could also explore the possibility of income producing initiatives for the members if needed.Some examples would include,
Tourist services such as hiking guides or tour operators.
The provision of fishing and diving trips.
Craft or jewellery production.
Internet or web based businesses.
Writing in all it,s forms.
Capital requirement starts at 25,000 Euro and at this entry level would cover the cost of a one bed dwelling with access to shared food production land.Joint ownership is a possibility to reduce capital outlay. Everything can be discussed and explored.
Community Housemate Posted 4/13/2013
Looking for spiritual, mature,self-supporting, community-oriented couple or single to share home in country on river. Home is duplexed so each of us has privacy. You get one bedroom, bath and living room. Share kitchen. The land is 6 gorgeous acres, a nature preserve, with river frontage on the Stillaguamish River between Arlington and Darrington, WA. We steward a salmon spawning creek; a beaver marsh and a pond (aqua-culture?). Room for organic gardens and permaculture. We are developing this into a small eco-village community and healing/retreat center based on Native American and Indigenous spiritual principles.
Our Ultimate Housemates would be a couple who have a strong income base; love sustainable country living; love to co-create with others of like mind and heart; are handy with gardening, building projects, retreat and workshop management; are healers and/or workshop teachers; envision sharing their expertise with others to restore harmony and balance to Mother Earth and All Our Relations. Your investment is $750/mo. plus utilities. Please email and I'll get back to you right away!
Costa Rica Property Perfect for Community Project / Retreat Center For Sale Posted 4/2/2013 Updated 3/21/2013
Welcome to the True Nature Property!
For over 7 years the True Nature Property was home to True Nature Community & Education Center. Its founders hope to help facilitate a new group of people who will carry on the vision.
This unique and rich property is filled with lush resources, incredible views, waterfalls and the infrastructure to hold retreats and educational programs of up to 50 people in Costa Rica. It’s truly a hidden gem located in the Southern Pacific region in the village of La Florida and part of the “Diamante Valley,” named after the 500-foot Diamante waterfall that you drive by on the way to the property. The property is 7.5 Hectares (18 Acres) and is made up of a dynamic topography filled with views, flat usable areas, and bordered by two rivers with three stunning waterfalls. There are several structures on the property and with a little love you would be ready to be up and running.
Additional Property Information
* Over 1000 trees planted in the past 7 years (fruit trees, hardwoods, etc)
* 13 coconut trees in a circle in the center of the property
* A bodega filled with tools and supplies
* Local care-taker and land steward who has been working on the land for 5 years
Watch a short video Featuring True Nature during one of the many programs on the land:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V0up_rX5AI
Community at Retreat Center, Idaho Posted 3/30/2013
Seeking like minded people to live and work at a Retreat Center in North Idaho. Nestled on 42 acres near what Rand McNally and USA Today recently voted "The most beautiful small town in America", Sandpoint Idaho. Minutes from the shores of Idaho's largest and most pristine lake, Lake Pend Oreille, this center is the home to many Eureka Institute workshops and events. With a mission to foster life-long learning by bringing a variety of workshops, camps and events the Eureka Institute helps unlock and awaken consciousness, creativity, and leadership qualities in each participant. There are several housing opportunities available on the property with further development potential available. This is an incredible opportunity for families or groups who have been wanting community to test the waters without substantial upfront investment. Please visit our website for further information and don't hesitate to call for additional information. Cheers!
2013-14 Volunteer Corps Opportunity in Intentional Community, Columbus, OH Posted 3/27/2013
Confluence is a service-learning program for college graduates or young adults with comparable experience who commit to a year of spiritual formation, vocational discernment, social justice and intentional community. The Confluence Year runs from Aug 2013 - June 2014.
Spend a year in INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY learning to live simply and sustainably in a home with four others in the impoverished lower west side neighborhood of Franklinton in Columbus, OH.
Go deep into VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT working with a leading social service organization doing dynamic work on the margins. Participants work 35 hours per week with organizations like, the Ohio Assc. of Food Banks, Boys and Girls Club, Franklinton Development Assc, and more.
Enact SOCIAL JUSTICE through volunteering with neighborhood non profits like the community gardens and bicycle co-op, both started by an Intentional Community in Franklinton.
Pursue SPIRITUAL FORMATION through contemplative practices with your housemates, and worship and service opportunities with St. John's Episcopal Church which serves the large homeless population of Franklinton.
Participants receive, health insurance, room & board incl. a full share CSA, monthly stipend, bus pass and bicycle, and internet & utilities.
Visit ConfluenceYear.Org or contact Jed to learn more and/or apply by May 1st.
Green / Arts Community in NC Mountains Posted 3/23/2013
High Cove is a new community in the mountains of Western North Carolina, focused on the arts, environmental stewardship, and life-long learning. We draw inspiration from several models, including intentional community, eco-village, and New Urban design.
Our 110 acres include a forest preserve, hiking trails, and an organic farm site. We offer lots for sale (and occasional rentals). We would be happy to partner with folks interested in building co-housing. In addition to home sites, a small, mixed-use village center is planned. In keeping with sustainability values, all houses must be green-built and built to last. Small houses, including tiny houses, are welcome. House lots are priced from $35,000 - $79,000 and include road and utility infrastructure (underground electric, water, phone, and high speed internet/cable. Most sites offer good passive solar orientation and border on the forest preserve.
High Cove is located in a rural setting, near the renowned Penland School of Crafts, in an area alive with potters, woodworkers and other crafts workers. We’re less than an hour from downtown Asheville. The culture reflects the members, who tend to be independent but collaborative, progressive, smart, and quirky. Many members are involved with art/craft/music, but that is not a requirement. We welcome diversity. The community is in an early stage of life (7 households in residence), so well-suited to folks with energy and a desire to take an active role in
Costa Rican Jungle/Beach Retreat Center Beauty Posted 3/21/2013
Create a Community with built in Cottage Industry of a place to hold yours or others retreats. Or run a B&B or adventure travelers respite in the jungle. It is on 12 acres of flat (usable) land of landscaped and natural jungle. It was a former organic fruit farm so the land is clean. It includes a gorgeous bamboo grove, river running through, pond with constructed waterfall, 2 wells, phone lines, internet, 3 houses, one is a 3000 foot artistically designed beauty of gorgeous woods and marble, 2 bamboo and screened cabinas, out door bath house, large screened in yoga palapa and more. There is a hikable trail to the beach, (needs some clearning) but far enough away to not worry about rising water levels. It is only 5 minutes drive from the hip Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo and the beach.
Personal circumstances of the owner is forcing a speedy sale, - $250,000 for the entire property (had sold at over $400,00 which was distress sale price then. They could not complete the sale so due to time issues will sell for $250 if you purchase very soon.) Needs some repairs and deferred maintenance. Conact me directly for more details and pictures. Calling is best. 727-242-1311 Joy
Contact: Joy Freeman 727-242-1311
Africans, Stop Being Poor! Posted 3/21/2013
This book describes the necessary growth rate African countries should imperatively target to boost the developing process.
Over 19 chapters of concise and precise wording the author provides useful information (on how other nations vanquished poverty), made practical investment's suggestions and financing research solutions/alternatives, debunked initiatives crippling/misleading false economic doctrines and dogma, to devising an Integrated Development Scheme, that, if well implemented, would yield double-digit growth rates, year in year out for lengthy periods of 10, 20, 30 years and more.
This is not utopia. Indeed, a performance scenario applied to a Least Developed African country shows the economy sky rocketing and yielding average annual growth rate of 21% (twenty one percent) over a ten-year period.
The book provides score of useful information and made practical investment/financing suggestions on how the country could maintain the double-digit growth rate path over 20, 30 years and more - using "economic development catalyst investments" to strengthen the inter relation between agricultural sector, industries and services.
The book demonstrates there is no reason African countries would perpetually remain in the league of the wretches of the world.
sustainable living property Posted 3/18/2013 Updated 3/19/2013
Available 4 acres of sandy loam, some fenced, Property has 9 bedrooms three living spaces, wood stoves. South facing roofing for PV panels. close to North shore lake erie potential for windpower. Suitable for permaculture development. Concrete floored outbuildings inc. a century, 3 level bank barn, triple Garage, 27 X 24 outbuilding. Cisterns using good groundwater Several local Farmers Markets nearby. Suit community individuals wanting their own place in Southern Ontario.
Duck ponds, Chicken house. Some fruit and Nut trees. 3000sq.ft veg plot. expandable. Some eqpt. available,
email for photos and more information.
Contact: Keith 905 899 4872
Sweet home Posted 3/16/2013
Do you dream of a place prepped for permaculture, with venue space for community events and social justice work? Do you want to run a holistic health or movement and dance based business, or live in a mixed-use building? If you've got a far-out dream looking for a versatile physical location to manifest, this could be your best bet. Perks include a beautiful and efficient wood burning stove, a 1200sq foot front room with East facing bay windows, a 600 sq foot garage, and a fertile south facing garden space with remediated soil, plenty of perennials and a fruiting mini orchard.
Just 8 blocks from downtown and in the heart of artsy, DIY East Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is a progressive univeristy town with 100,000 people. Within 3 blocks are the Burroughs creek bike trail, 3 community gardens, the Delaware St Commons co-housing community, Hobbs Park, and the well loved New York Elementary school. There are currently 4 bedrooms and 4 more gutted rooms awaiting creative builders.
For four years, lots of intention and love has begun to craft this corner property into a hub for truly healthy living. It's still rustic, feels earthy in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and has lots of potential.
Village Cohousing Community 1-BR Unit Posted 3/13/2013 Updated 3/12/2013
Spacious one bedroom, modern, exceptionally beautiful, spiral stairs to large loft, cathedral ceiling, lots of windows. Village Cohousing was an award-wnning design, finished 1999. In most interesting Madison WI, near UW university and fabulous Downtown area. Unit is above the lovely VCC Common house, with kitchen, parlor, artroom, dining-meeting-celebration room, guestrooms, playroom. Big yard and gardens. Vibrant multi-generational group, ages 2-86, in 18 family units.
Coyote Mountain Retreat (Arizona) Posted 3/13/2013
33.35 acres, remote, private, yet only 25 minutes drive to Tucson, AZ. Located SW of Tucson, adjoining Coyote Mtn. Wilderness, just east of Kitt's Peak. End of the road property with great view of miles, can see anyone coming. End of the power pole run, 3000 gallon water tank with well. Old house needs remodeling but is full of lovely woodwork. $125,000 cash, or if preparedness minded individual(s) want to partner with me, let's talk. Property has nearly 1/2 mile road frontage, perfect for RV parking, access, future development with water, electric coming from main house area. Wonderful star gazing location. Plenty of rocks to build campfire sites with. Plenty of room for recreational vehicles, parking, star gazing afficionados, get-togethers. Wonderful small community site, Christian retreat, preppers potential.
"HAWK HILL" OFFERING at Hummingbird Community Posted 3/12/2013
Imagine….. a dream of living within an exquisitely beautiful 500 acre mountain forest, with open meadows, pastures, a year round stream, clean air, permaculture/biodynamic gardens, rainbows of seasonal wild flowers, herbs, medicinal plants, abundant water, rock, soil, trees, nestled outside a small, quiet, mountain valley village within an easy drive to Taos or Santa Fe New Mexico.
Imagine….. living in an eco-village intentional community with a well established group of pioneering souls dedicated to living co-creation, conscious evolution, raising the love frequency, practicing self-responsible communications, within a field of resonance, safety, trust, and love, with one another, the land, and all creations.
Imagine….. expressing and sharing your unique gifts, opening and expanding your heart, and fulfilling your souls calling.
Imagine….. having the freedom and independence to own your own home, property, business, personal possessions, and the ability to benefit by all the community’s resources as well.
Imagine….. what the possibilities are to co-create with like minded and like hearted people.
Is this your dream? Is this your destiny?
If this vision resonates with your hearts calling, we are OFFERING you the OPPORTUNITY to fulfill your souls desire and join us in a co-creative partnership, blending our resources, and extending our unified field of love.
To read more about the offering: http://www.hummingbirdcommunity.org/documents/HawkHill2.pdf
Community Plumbers and Electricians! Posted 3/6/2013
We are looking for team players with electrical and plumbing skills. We cooperatively own and run a retreat center in Central Oregon. We are off the grid and operate our own 50kW hydro-electric power plant, use and monitor river water for drinking water, and operate and extensive geothermal radiant heating system. We offer minimum wage and benefits of living in a community.
o 1 year trade experience
o Working knowledge of Codes and industry best practices and regulations.
o Ability to work in a group decision-making system (non-consensus)
o Plusses: good verbal and written communication; desire and ability to teach and train, technical documentation, proposing, planning and managing projects
o Interest in living in an intentional community (60-80 residents)
o Focus on living simply and sustainably in mountain setting
o Authentic and clear communication
o Work with a team to monitor and maintain utility systems
o No car commute
o Meals & organic groceries at cost
o Community living in the wilderness
o Hot springs, sauna, yoga and more
o Commute to work across a footbridge
o Free toilet paper, laundry detergent and Dr. Bronners
o If you become a regular hire we have a generous vacation policy and health benefits.
o Co-op member and ownership possibilities
APPLICATION: Find more information at: http://www.breitenbush.com/community/employment.html
$399K for Sustainable home in EcoVillage of Loudoun County, VA. Posted 3/2/2013 Updated 3/3/2013
Like the other 13 homes in this 180-acre rural hamlet, one hour west of Washington, D.C, 40989 Redwing Song is a 3300sf, 4BR+den+loft Passive Solar home, with Geothermal heating & cooling, on ½ acre. Sustainable features include: 50-yr EcoShake roof; 30-yr Hardiplank siding; Trex decking; rainwater catchment system; and artesian well. Energy efficient features include: Airlock entry; Low-E Weatherseal windows on 2 sides of every room for abundant natural light & cross ventilation; and Solar light tubes for natural daylighting in finished eaves. IAQ features include a Venmar Fresh Air Exchanger; Zero-VOC paint; beautiful reclaimed oak fence post floors on upper 2 levels; marmoleum flooring in the Entry, Kitchen & Baths; and ceramic tile in the basement. Universal features include: no stairs to access the deck or enter the home; and 2 bedrooms, full bath, wide doorways, and no thresholds on the main level.
EcoVillage is an Audubon certified wildlife sanctuary, and has organic certification and protected conservation areas. Residents enjoy the deer, rabbits, birds, native plants, streams, and Mt. views as they hike along the miles of walking paths within EcoVillage’s conservation areas. To learn more about the IC mission of this community, visit http://directory.ic.org/2689/EcoVillage_of_Loudoun_County.
For more details & 30 photos of the home, visit http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?k=672303XQZR8&p=DE-190593357-697 .
Long-Term Off-Grid Solutions Posted 2/28/2013 Updated 5/1/2013
Human-powered machines for long-term, off-grid sustainability. Our most recent achievement, the WaterBuck Pump, is a hand pump unlike any other, built for shallow or deep water wells with a capacity up to 30 gallons/minute. It can also pump water from ponds or rivers. The prototype operates a 4-inch windmill pump system at an 80-foot static water level. Neighbors age 8 to 63 tested the machine. Most impressive was an arthritic 63-year-old grandma with tendonitis who pumped 5 gallons in 1 minute. Her daughter pumped 10 gpm. Taking turns, my wife and I filled a 55-gallon barrel in 10 minutes. It can easily supply water for household bathing, laundry, irrigating gardens and watering livestock, etc. Our other machine, the pedal-powered PTO, can grind grain, charge batteries, and run belt- or chain-driven devices. For long-term emergencies or living off-grid, we offer 3 sizes of well buckets ($69-$79) for retrieving water from bored wells without electricity. Learning from experience, we made the mistake of continuing to rely on micro-grid technology such as wind and solar systems, and found they have no protection from electronic failure, are useless during ice storms and are more easily damaged by flying debris in wind storms. That’s why I got busy designing and building a high-capacity, heavy-duty hand pump and other human-powered tools. We hope our products can benefit your community. To see videos of our products in use, visit our new site, www.waterbuckpump.com.
Yogaville Farm Internship Posted 1/30/2013
"Yogaville Farm," located in scenic Buckingham VA, is a small (but growing) organic farming operation situated on the banks of the James River. Our team is looking for experienced farmers and enthusiastic beginners to take part in sustainable growing practices such as: vegetable cultivation, seed saving, and fruit production operations. The primary farm sits fenced in on eight acres of nutrient rich flood plain, has expansive subterranean irrigation, and utilizes hoop houses for year round operations. Farm projects besides food production include the study of permaculture, land management, composting, green energy use, floriculture and herbaculture. Applicants are sought for a commitment of three to nine months but priority will be given to those who can stay longer, ideally the whole growing season. Scholarships available on a case by case basis. Interns will adhere to a regular but flexible schedule of approximately 40 hours / week of service and will be involved in all areas of our operation. The farm is also part of the interfaith community of the Satchidananda Ashram which fosters development and balance of mind-body-spirit. Accommodations include comfortable modern dormitory housing or tenting, full amenities including internet access and laundry, vegetarian meals, and yoga classes. The primary language is English, the program is unable to accommodate children or pets, and interns will be expected to adhere to Yogic lifestyle guidelines set forth by the
39 acres in Costa Rica Posted 10/1/2012 Updated 1/4/2013
Ideal for intentional community. Located in the splendid Lake Arenal preserve between the magic of two volcanoes. Vortices at the joining of two rivers, devas, special energies where the veils are thin. Many sheltered fields & housing sites. Ready for organic certification. Grow everything! Restored typical farmhouse with 3 bedrooms and a master suite. Rustic casita. Orchards. 60 Meter well, abundant pure water. Electricity. Telephone & 3G Cell. Internet. $350,000 for all. Portion of property for $185,000. Contact owner directly for details and for visiting.
288 acres in Kentucky Posted 8/30/2012 Updated 11/27/2012
Community land for sale in south central Kentucky. 288 acres for $200,000. Located in Lake Cumberland area. 7 miles from Monticello, KY. Hilly with bottomland and ridge top. Mostly wooded with 2 acres cleared tillable bottom land used as a CSA for 4 years supplying 15 families with weekly vegetables. 2 large barns, 1 large hse with 3 bedrooms, 3 small cabins, 1 small hse 2 bedrooms and garage with well. Community started in early 1980 and functional till around 2000. Everyone has moved on cept 2 who live in small dwellings on adjoining 5 acres.
Contact: Mary 417-683-3610
How To Govern Any Community Posted 8/26/2012
"How To Govern Anything: Ocean Government"
In this book, discover the first new major government system to be developed in centuries, a form of government that also functions as its own think tank.
This book was many years in the making. Some lyrics in the song “Revolution” by the Beatles can be interpreted to mean that any revolution without a new plan is pointless. This interpretation challenged FitzMaurice to create a new and better plan for governments. The result he calls “Ocean Government”. The excuses end now. For the right method to use to cause a revolution, visit http://www.aeinstein.org/. For the right method to use to rule after the revolution, use this book.
Ocean Government is advantageous for governing countries, corporations, colleges, communes, co-operatives, clubs, churches, temples, institutions, schools, and organizations of any kind. Ocean Government will work for Communist States, Democracies, Dictatorships, Monarchies, Noocracies, Oligarchies, Presidential Republics, Parliamentary Republics, Socialist Republics, Theocracies, or any form of government. It is simple to set up and easy to continue. There is every reason to switch to the Ocean Government system, and no reason not to give up antiquated systems of government. This book gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to institute the superior Ocean Government form of government today. The only financial cost to you is the cost of this book.
WIMMIN'S/LESBIAN COMMUNITIES DIRECTORY FOR SALE Posted 7/12/2012
Shewolf's Directory of Wimmin's Lands and Lesbian Communities in its 6th edition, all newly written, will be available after September 2012. This multi-pages book describes women and lesbian friendly settlements and their requirements for visiting and living. General location information for each entry is included along with contact information if desired by the community. Many places are looking for new residents and pre-arranged visitations. This book can be delivered to any USA address for $16.00ppd, to Canada for $20.00ppd and to all other countries for $25.00 in U S A currency, postage paid. To order send a USA bank check, USA money order or international postal money order to JRB, POB 1515, Melrose, Fl 32666.
SW Wisconsin land preserve seeks helpers Posted 7/4/2012 Updated 11/2/2012
Rock Ridge Community is an intentional community, a housing cooperative, and a land preserve needing help in land restoration efforts. No apartments are vacant now but we do keep a waiting list and we encourage non-resident members. Some overnight visits can be arranged for a $10/night contribution.
From its beginning 30 years ago, Rock Ridge has been dedicated to exploring new ways of living, working and learning for responsible stewardship of the land, spiritual enrichment, and circles of peace within ourselves, our community and the world.
Communities Directory Posted 6/27/2005
The fourth edition of the Communities Directory: A Comprehensive Guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living is the essential reference tool for those interested in finding or creating community. Compiled by the nonprofit organization the Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) from directory.ic.org. This is the eagerly awaited new edition for 2005. Paperbound, 8-1/2 x 11 inches, approximately 275 pages ISBN: 0-9718264-2-0.
The Communities Directory is the door to an amazing range of choices in cooperative living today - some of which have been tested by time, and others that are on the cutting edge of experimentation. The Communities Directory is an encyclopedia of positive alternatives to a mainstream culture that is often fragmented and alienating. It is the inspiring stories of groups all over the world pioneering ways to share resources and live cooperatively. Whether used as a reference, educational resource, or a road map for a personal quest, the Communities Directory is a comprehensive and easy-to-use tool offering the following.
LISTINGS: Descriptions from over 700 intentional communities in North America and around the world. Entries offer contact information, core values, availability for visits, and a glimpse of the vision that holds them together.
MAPS: Locations of North American communities are displayed on a set of regional maps, great for trip planning and proximity to cities and other communities.
CHARTS: A fast and easy reference. Searching for a large, urban ecovillage? A community with lots of children? Just use the handy chart to quickly find the community that meets your needs.
ARTICLES: Covers the basics of intentional community including what they are, how to visit, and the state of the communities movement.
Communities Magazine: A Journal of Cooperative Living Posted 6/27/2005
Since 1972, the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas
about intentional communities in North America - from urban co-ops and
group houses to rural communes - and everything in between. Quarterly.
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Louisa, VA 23093 USA
Eurotopia: Directory of Intentional Communities and Ecovillages in Europe Posted 6/25/2001
The directory includes: articles on communal living; a listing of 336 intentional communities (40 ecovillages), with descriptions about them (written by themselves); descriptions of 24 networks, including adresses of their members; 17 maps; a chapter with useful adresses; a recommended reading list; a detailed index. The book is available for 38 DM / 19.50 EUR including postage and handling. To mailorder eurotopia without a credit-card, you need to pay in cash or with eurocheque in advance. Oekodorf-Buchversand; 29416 Gross Chueden; Germany.
CoHousing Journal Posted 8/31/2000
The journal provides news and information about the development process as well as life in CoHousing communities. Four-page regional inserts report on the activities of core groups around the United States and Canada.
NASCO Publications Catalog Posted 10/7/1996
NASCO sells books and pamphlets about the cooperative movement, co-op organizing, board training, group process and meeting facilitation, cooperative games, gifts and goodies and much more!!
WHY PAY RENT, OR MAKE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS Posted 8/31/1996
Why pay rent, or make mortgage payments, when you can live rent-free? The Caretaker Gazette contains property caretaking/housesitting openings, advice and information for property caretakers, housesitters, and landowners. Published since 1983. Subscribers receive 1,000+ property caretaking opportunities each year, worldwide. Some estate management positions start at $50,000/yr plus benefits. Subscriptions: $29.95/year. The Caretaker Gazette, 3 Estancia Lane, Boerne, TX 78006
CANBRIDGE Consulting and Facilitation Posted 8/31/1996
CANBRIDGE (Consensus And Network Building to Resolve Impasse and Develop Group Effectiveness) is a consulting team of experienced communitarians who help groups make their meetings more productive and enjoyable--while getting through and beyond the "tough" issues. We offer training in consensus and meeting facilitation, and are available to facilitate any size group or boulder-strewn agenda where skilled, outside support is particularly valuable. We work constructively with both rational and emotional input, and emphasize teaching the skills that we demonstrate-so that next time your group will be better prepared to negotiate those rocky moments without relying on outside navigators. Write or call us if you're interested in enhancing your group's vitality, cohesion, and effectiveness.
National Co-op Directory Posted 1/1/1996
A 48 page listing of all the natural food co-ops in the country, with extra sections listing co-op distributors and support organizations.
Twin Oaks Hammocks Posted 1/1/1996
Ready to relax? We've got the tools to get you there. It's incredibly easy with these handmade hammocks, chairs, and accessories, crafted with pride since 1967. Tough materials, and expert attention to construction details, produce outstanding quality and value.