Bee Oasis

Mesa, Arizona, United States

  • Last updated: February 13, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: March 25, 2009

Mission Statement

nurturing conscious community with a focus on learning from each other.

Community Description

The Bee Oasis L.L.C. is a 1/4 ac permacultured homesite in Mesa, Arizona, owned by Don, and Lily who are open to visitors for short stays either on the futon couch or a tent site during cooler months (October through April) for travelers like WWOOFers.

The Bee Oasis Living Learning Center is a clothing optional sanctuary for Sustainability and communal growth. Conscious, earth spiritual, life loving, positive people (and those on the path) are welcome. It has a nurturing, healing, holistic focus. Learn, share, and grow.

The Bee Oasis permaculture aspects include about 500 sq ft of organic veggie gardens, chickens, rainwater harvesting, composting, an edible/functional landscape and much more as a sustainable model in the PC community. Don’s homesite is a teaching space; he has tours, classes and workshops. It is a great place to experience an alternative life.

Plus, Don has a Xeriscape Garden Maintenance business, where he would be happy to show gardening skills and the plants of the area. And Then, Don is also a Conscious Dance DJ, hosting at least one dance a month.

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beeoasis?_rdr=p
  • Contact Name: Don
  • Phone: 480-962-6353
  • Community Address:
    2652 E. Butte Circle
    Mesa, Arizona, 85213
    United States
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About

  • Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Permaculture
  • Location: Urban

Housing

  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Housing Provided: Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    we conserve rather than add expensive solar, We adapt, and find what we need or wait.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Child Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Contact first to determine availability, my workload, any co-houser’s thoughts, and the person’s intentions.

  • Membership Process:

    visitors

Government

  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
  • Additional Comments:

    donations accepted

    garden and animal care

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Energy sources: Solar, Connected to the Grid
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Food produced locally: Between 26-49%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Library, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    seasonal

    spiritual practice

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    preventative

Additional Comments

forming

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