Last updated: October 24, 2015 (1 month ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999


(Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 1999
  • Start Living Together: 2001
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: No
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Sean Knight
  • Phone: 505-660-8835
  • Address:
    PO Box 22396
    Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87506
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: No
    Since we are disbanded, we are not accepting visitors unless they are interested in buying or leasing the land, or are part of a group interested in re-forming the community.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: No
    see Piñon Ecovillage listing

Mission Statement:

Egalitarian, sustainable

Community Description:

Aspenwood and Piñon Ecovillage disbanded in 2006.

We are no longer open to visitors, unless you are interested in buying or leasing the land, or are a group that in interested in re-forming the community.

Aspenwood was the income-sharing part of Piñon Ecovillage. We followed the philosophies of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities, and were a Community-in-Dialog with the FEC.

Please see the Piñon Ecovillage listing on this site for more complete information.


  • Percent Women: 0%
  • Percent Men: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: No

Social Factors


  • Type: Commune (organized around sharing almost everything.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 1.5 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: 3 other associate member houses

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0



  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • 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: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.


  • Additional comments: when community was active

    when community was active

    when community was active

    when community was active


Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC), Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Community Affiliations

Piñon Ecovillage

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