Last updated: March 18, 2014 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: May 12, 2006

Brave New Mountain

(Hoodsport, Washington, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Eric
  • Phone: 360.358.2082
  • Address:
    12345 123ave
    Hoodsport, Washington,
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
    In forming stage, therefore visitor would have to indicate willingness to actually be productive and not consumptive. Communicate honestly and efficiently.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Solution to those major problems faced by your grandchildren

Community Description:

It’s natural that creative folks who don’t fit the American lifestyle will desire belonging to a special community, and as expected, most intentional communities listed here identify with special interests. However, there are also intelligent folks who desire to work for true solutions intentionally in a caring community but who do not strongly identify with these established labels of dietary, drug, schooling, social, religious, sexual, leadership and political stereotypes. Whether one eats sprouts, tofu or road kill is not important. It seems that many of these behaviors, rules, rights, superstitions are counter-productive to the freethinking required to create solutions for a bright future.
A great problem faces the “civilized” world. Whether it’s about energy, food, water, housing, transportation, brainpower, or businesses, most (over 80 percent) of America’s resources are obscenely wasted.
Though difficult for a lone person, it is possible with resource based economy that a community’s consumption can be reduced to a small fraction of the average, while productive adventures (gardening, hiking, creation, research, learning, invention, travel, laughter, reading, writing, free time) can be dramatically increased. Freedom for all can very simply replace the current sad situation of slavery for most.
This forming Mountain-based community already has 20+ acres of pristine forest mountain, equipment, a sawmill, free hydropower, treehouse resources, etc, and is ready for activity. We seek very rare independent (non-labeled) folks and families who desire a wholesome, intelligent problem-solving community.
Many folks are confused and fearful of the future, some want to go back to the past. “Little house on the prairie” is quaint, but can world solutions for a great future come from an uninformed viewpoint? Similarly, it seems unlikely that a heavily labeled special-interest community will actually have the time to invent a great future.
Finding the economic and technical answers to a practical “new world” future requires something like a brave new mountain community. It takes intelligent people with skills to build true solutions. If you understand that true progress takes change and that the future is not the past, please write specifically. If no answer, then please call or text.

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, up to 90%[if 3-m1-energy-other] ([3-m1-energy-other])[/if 3-m1-energy-other]
  • Energy sources: Hydro-Electric

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Sharing of tools and knowledge rather than income

    Debt-free is very important. Difficult to trust resources and future to one who has not taken care of their own future.

    If a man does not work, let him not eat.

    Buy or rent is about 20% of normal community price

    The land or group does not need much money

Diet

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • 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 seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: What comes out of your mouth is more important than what goes in.

Keywords

sustainable, ecovillage, resource-based economics, technology, TVP, TZM

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.