Last updated: July 20, 2010 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: May 30, 2010

Amity Highlands Ecovillage Cohousing

(Woodbridge, Connecticut, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: John Dixon
  • Phone: 203-389-5822
  • Address:
    175 Ford Road
    Woodbridge, Connecticut, 06525
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact a member

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

communal wilderness protection

Community Description:

For community minded folks to share in establishing an eco-friendly cooperative neighborhood for spirited friendships and wilderness protection. This neighborhood surrounds a mile-square, state-owned, wilderness area which has a community supported nature center, a private wilderness school for kids, a horse farm,and a town owned community farm. Prospective members can purchase existing homes or build new homes in the neighborhood. This is just outside New Haven and only eight miles from Yale.

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: open to spiritual sharing

    open to all peaceful world religions

    personal arrangements

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 2 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: plus wilderness protection

    plans to purchase more

    not completed

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: If no burden to community

    by volunteering

    toward small common expenses

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: personal choice

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.

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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
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
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