Last updated: November 5, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 30, 2009

Ant Hill Collective

(San Diego, California, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 2010  Established: 2009
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Ant Hill Collective
  • Address:

    San Diego, California, 92102-3119
    United States

  • This Community is Re-forming

    Grant Hill Coop

  • Visitor Process

    We’re not able to host visitors until the new collective is formed. We will update this listing when that time arrives.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:


Community Description:

The Ant Hill Collective is ending, and a new project is starting on the property. Check back for more information on the new project.

Mission statement of the new project: Our collective seeks to find creative ways to challenge the root causes and negative effects of white-supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy while mitigating our environmental impact through sustainable practices. Understanding the interconnection of class, race, gender, sex, age and ability as factors in the most destructive forms of oppression, it is our intention to develop a safe and productive space for resident members and people from the broader community by integrating a theory and practice guided by the principle that the personal is political.


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban, Urban
  • Area: 0.2 acres
  • Land owned by: An absentee landlord
  • Current number of residences: 2

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: But do contribute to a house fund for some food and special projects

    10 hours per week on average

    contribute to a house fund for some food and special projects


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: We try to grow, glean or get donated as much as possible

    No meat in the house

    We will raise chickens and ducks for eggs

    Tobacco use must occur off the property

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations


Fair Housing Laws

Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.


San Diego, collective, coop, cooperative

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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.