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2nd Chance – New Beginnings

Last updated: February 29, 2016 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: November 22, 2011

2nd Chance – New Beginnings

(Houston, Texas, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2010
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Lloyd Perry
  • Phone: 832-752-7139
  • Mailing Address:
    5368 Brownway St.
    Houston, Texas, 77056
    United States

Mission Statement:

Endtimes and Aftertimes survival in 2016 and beyond…

Community Description:

Like-minded people coming together and preparing for the coming times of financial collapse and cataclysmic events that would change our world as we know it today. A cohesive group that by unity survive in the best way possible – sharing knowledge, skills, resources and labor to ensure their future and well-being.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Unspecified, or Other
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities)
  • Location: To be Determined

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned number of residences: 10
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Natural built structues
  • Housing Provided: Work-exchange, Included in Membership
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: Looking at this time…

    N/A

Membership

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Child Members: 5
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitor Process: Call or email to contact…
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Determined on each individual basis,…
  • Additional Comments: Accepting that there is a Higher Power greater than us…

    Doubtful that we will have any schools, other than what we can provide, if it’s going to be as bad as predicted…

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: An individuals debt is not a community debt…

    Resources and skills/labor are expected for the benefit of all…

    Not at this time…

    Not money, but resources and skills…

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Hydro-Electric, Geothermal
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: 0%, or close to 0%

Lifestyle

  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Yes – we all share a common diet.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Presently, although as the group grows this may change…

    None, presently, expect to grow over 50% in future

    Concentrating on wholesome nutrition…

    Plans are to grow, raise, hunt/trap…

    Maybe for special occasions, encouraging zero consumption, but having some tolerance to some traditions

    Not immediately prohibited, but discouraged. This is severely damaging to self & others…

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Native American
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices: To practice healthy living and good hygiene with common sense…
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network