Last updated: April 13, 2011 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: January 22, 2010

Between Two Cities

(Portland, Corvallis, Oregon, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Jeff
  • Address:

    Portland, Corvallis, Oregon,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Farming Ecovillage

Community Description:

***NOTE*** I do not have land and I am not in the process of organizing anything. I have found that many people share the same vision I have outlined below, but money, time and the other emotional investments people, including myself, need to overcome to create such a community are great. Please read and see if this is something that would interest you and if you are like minded and want to discuss this listing feel free to email me, but I am sorry for all who read and are disappointed this is not a functioning community (yet).

I am looking for other people who might share the same vision of a communal farm arrangement. Preferably somewhere in between Portland and Corvallis.

My goal is to earn a living through farming, creating a highly diversified farm, and giving members the option to specialize in various areas of the farm or help out where need be. This offers a diversity of work.

I am open to members earning a living off the farm, but some discussion on chores around the house or other forms of support would be necessary.

Furthermore I would like to see the farm flourish and be able to offer classes to the community, and also extend into the city by running a cafe or restaurant to showcase the fruits of our labor. and provide extra income, and second outlet to members of the community.

This is my dream, I would like to talk to like minded individuals who want to do something different, but not necessarily alone, people who do not want to escape the city or civilization, but rather be an integral part in its transformation to a more sustainable society, filled with greater opportunities to learn and find purpose through an honest fulfilling living.

Population

  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Other

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Additional comments: ideally

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.

Keywords

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.