Aponi Gardens

Last updated: November 25, 2015 (13 hours ago)

Listing created on: June 19, 2015

Aponi Gardens

(Conroe, Texas, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2012
  • Start Living Together: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
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  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Send me an email and we’ll begin to get to know each other through internet and phone conversations.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Get to know one another through email correspondence, phone conversations, and meet if we seem compatible. Then stay as a paying guest for a predetermined period.

Mission Statement:

The mission is to form a fully self sustaining community through community enterprises, growing our own food and producing value added produce, making a living on a small subsistence farm, learning primitive survival skills and agroforestry.

Community Description:

Aponi Gardens is 12 plus acres of diverse Southeast Texas flora and fauna located at the northern gateway to the Big Thicket along with a satellite recreational lot near a thriving urban center. Off Grid camping is available for fully contained off road RV’s and experienced primitive campers for $300 per month, and there is a $340 membership fee.

The current process for joining is to stay as a paying guest for a predetermined amount of time, according to our individual arrangement, to determine if your goals are compatible with mine.

Electricity is the only connection to the grid at the main property, and the small recreational lot is completely off grid at present.


  • Adult Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 0%
  • Percent Men: 100%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Looking for HONEST(emphasized due to importance), intelligent people who are able to utilize their cognitive abilities independent from delusional mainstream paradigms. Healthcare style is “Up to each family or indvidual”, but it continues to refuse to update.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each family or individual


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Programs & Activities: Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency
  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: This is a community in the formation stages so this yet to be determined.

Land and Buildings

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 12+
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid
  • Additional Comments: At present it is a bring your own housing situation: tent, yurt, tee pee, fully contained off road RV, travel trailer or in some situations build your own wigwam, longhouse, or wiki up.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: None
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Join Fee: 300
  • Additional Comments: Fees/labor contribution depend on arrangement. If you pay the full $300 per month there is no need to work. Everything is still in the formations stage as far as a community goes. I’m willing for things to evolve, community wise, if compatible people come together.



  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Planned food produced: 100%


  • Food produced locally: Up to 25%


  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Additional comments: Often times dinners are shared with guests during wildcrafting or foraging demonstrations, but it is understood that eating is a very personal thing and people are free to eat in private if they wish.

    A vegetarian, or predominately vegetarian, lifestyle is something that may be encouraged eventually. At present there is definitely hunting and utilization of animal parts.


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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge