bean creek

Last updated: August 20, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: August 20, 2012

bean creek

(scotts valley, California, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Address:

    scotts valley, California, 95066
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    generally guests stay for a week for free and can then contribute 8$ a day for the following nights. this is depending on the vibe of the guest if you don’t vibe well maybe because you are violent or whatever you will be asked to leave.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:


Community Description:

WE are a cooperative CALM-UNITY of spiritual and creative individuals who share the common goal of self sustainability. We enjoy the company of individuals who can spark creativity in those around them. We all contribute food for meals, help with regular household tasks, and also are active with projects around the house. There are usually between 8-12 people living here. Because there are 3 bedrooms, we share space, though there is lots of room to be by yourself, up trees, by the creek, in a hammock,in our garden and often no more that 4 or 5 people around. The house is on 3 acres in scotts valley, 5 miles from downtown santa cruz. A sacred creek runs right along the property and traverses relatively rugged forested lands and is the locus of an important fossil bearing formations These fossils include Astrodapsis spatiosus;also rare species of gastropod Thais cf. lapillis, and shark teeth (e.g. Isurus hastalis),we are near the fork of bean creek and the ruin creek… there’s 2 horses, some chickens, and cats. The property is a really amazing space for relaxation, creating, and learning. we utilize a solar shower and a compost toilet and are always looking for ways to become more sustainable. WE LOVE TO LOVE AND WE LOVE TO SHARE! soooo… {Once upon a time, there were four people. Their names were Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody.}
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure Somebody would do it
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it When Nobody did it, Somebody got mad because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it,
but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. Ended up Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have in the first place. The moral of this story is that when you find yourself saying “Somebody should do this, somebody should do that…” Remember: YOU are Somebody!!!
Isn’t that what you’ve always wanted to be? at the bean creek you can be somebody! we would love for spiritual and creative people share there culture and insight. we make music and art together as much as possible! ask us if you need to know more or would enjoy a tour of of hearts and minds as well as our living quarters… actually we live in quadrants not quarters or rooms just quadrants of space time… we just babies kid! hit us up.


  • Adult Members: 15
  • Non-member Residents: 8
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: we celebrate love and life together, come vibe with us!

    to each they own come vibe with us

    up to parent though unschooling is encouraged

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: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: the multiverse

    rent payers

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Area: 3 acres
  • Land owned by: An absentee landlord
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: 1 main house

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: we share rent and utilities but encourage sharing food

    dont ask dont tell i suppose , just be true to your self human creatures.

    expected but not demanded, this kind of thing takes work self sustainability doesn’t mean lazy!

    there is a deposit for residency

    rent, love, sharing


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used often.
  • Additional comments: during house meeting, but should be mandatory to break bread

    help us increase this

    some vegans some ominovers

    not at house meetings

    only outside


self sustainable,garden,coop,santa cruz,scotts valley,calm,unity,love,

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