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Last updated: June 13, 2015 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: June 13, 2015


(Qingdao, Shandong, China)

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2011
  • Start Living Together: 2014
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Business, Project, or Organization:
  • Contact Name: Don
  • Phone: 18561558975
  • Address:
    LaoShan QIngLiangRiver
    Qingdao, Shandong, 266000
  • Location

Mission Statement:

Independent living, independent thinking

Community Description:

Self-Sufficiency Communuty


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Other


  • Area: 0.5 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Planned number of residences: 15
  • Land owned by: An absentee landlord


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 1-10%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Open
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: Independent living, independent thinking


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $100
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 42
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar, Wind, Biofuel
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All~ up to 90%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious Community
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Partial, Special, or Limited Community Plan

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), ProjectAnotherLandForChina

Community Affiliations




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