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Add a lil Life

Last updated: August 30, 2016 (7 months ago)

Listing created on: August 29, 2016

Add a lil Life

(University Park, West Virginia, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2015
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Cory and Emma
  • Phone: 6415693662

Mission Statement:

Our focus is to have our children grow up slow and able to be kids. To live passively and not leave a footprint. Teach others as we learn and have community.

Community Description:

Our community is just forming, we are a family with 3 young children 5, 3 and infant; we have dreams of living within a community that has other children and families. We want our children to grow up out in nature. We want to be self-sustaining. We are looking to buy an acreage and build some small homes. Our funds are limited so we would like to join another family so we can buy a larger property for a homestead. Please contact us for more info; we would love to hear more about you and see if our dreams mesh.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Planned number of residences: 4
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 3
  • Percent Women: 41-49%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Email or call and we will chat and come up with a plan:)
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Contact.
    Meet in person.
    Spend a week plus.


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: We believe in self governing TRUTH do right and all is well.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Help each other out as needed.

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Workshop, Swimming pond or pool, Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: You may eat as you wish just please no pork
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices), Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

We have values and our own dreams but we want to share them!!!

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