Last updated: January 22, 2010 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: March 25, 2007

Avalon Community

(Cantonment, Florida, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AvalonIntentionalCommunity/
  • Contact Name: Allan Fransen
  • Address:
    PO Box 234
    Cantonment, Florida, 32533
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please contact us through the Yahoo Groups website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AvalonIntentionalCommunity/.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Intentional Community

Community Description:

A change is taking place in the world, both spiritually and economically. Our religious culture is changing to a more spiritual culture of “we are all one,” thereby bringing the world social structure of an economic system based on the exchange of money for goods and services to a society that is based on sharing of resources for goods and services.

“We hold our diversity and differences to be sacred, both individually and culturally, and we seek a common idea about progress. We choose our path by consensus in a sustainable, human scale, egalitarian community to support healthy human development and success in the conceivable future. We envision a community where individuals, neighbors, and families seek inner wisdom and can flourish in a diverse culture of trust, cooperation, and respect for all life.”

This is what the Avalon Intentional Community group site is about: sharing of resources within our community and with other communities, eventually building a community of like-minded people. Please feel free to browse through the Avalon group site and join in on discussions. Blessings.

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We recognize all religions without judgment.

    The New Spirituality is a way of honoring our natural implulse toward the Divine without making others wrong for the way in which they are doing it. – Neale Donald Walsch

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: To be determined

    To be determined

    There may be some cohousing.

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: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: To be determined

    To be determined

    To be determined

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: We intend to maximize our food production through organic gardening and sustainable agriculture.

    Diet up to each individual with focus towards vegetarian

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas, Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

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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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