Last updated: January 1, 2014 (3 months ago)
Listing created on: October 30, 2010


(Eagle Creek 25 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2010  Established: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: FionaRhea
  • Phone: 503-234-2811
  • Address:
    1215 SE 34 Ave
    Eagle Creek 25 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, 97214
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Be prepared to camp out in a rustic, rugged and beautiful setting! In winter 4 wheel drive is best for access. You are responsible for your own potable water at this point in time.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Seeking rustic, pioneering souls.who are Drug, Smoke (including marijuana) and Alcohol FREE

Mission Statement:

enviro-spiritual, healing camp

Community Description:

Just 25 miles outside of beautiful Portland Oregon, situated in the foothills of Mt. Hood on 120 acres, is the home of a rustic enviro-spiritual, healing, permaculture community. Ideally looking for 10 – 20 pioneering individuals or couples to put energy into creating this community. The land is paid for already, so that is not a hurdle; however, everything else: road in, the buildings, water, energy sources, monetary resources etc. still needs to be created. If you like to start with a completely open slate and create from scratch, then this community is for you! Open to all sorts of ideas provided they fit within the realm of being environmentally sound and are suitable to forestland. Consider furniture making, building treehouses and natural buildings, setting up a camp for kids and adults to learn about nature and survival skills, hosting healing retreats, doing llama packing, spinning your own wool etc. Really the possibilities are as large as your imagination. You must be emotionally mature and ready to learn, expand and stretch beyond your comfort zone to make a healthy community and create a true space of love.
We are aiming to create eco-village zoning to become an all encompassing eco-village of 120-130 members. THIS IS A DRUG AND SMOKE FREE COMMUNITY (including marijuana and limited to preferably no alcohol). That’s the main limitation/liberation! Please submit your ideas and the gifts you bring for consideration as a founding member of this community to FionaRhea. If you’re local to Portland, we meet bi-monthly to discuss the logistics of how to structure our community, what projects to undertake, and have social time as well as discussing the books Creating a Life Together and the Ringing Cedar series as well as share resources. Every summer we’ll be hosting campouts on the land to work on a building project. If you’re ready to shake your world, you’re welcome to just come for rustic living for $250/mo. and start a project.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Just an ackmowledgement that All paths lead to God.

    Any religeous or spiritual practice is OK so long as there is an acknowledgement of God/Spirit/Creator.

    As desired by the parents.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: FionaRhea, founder for the time being

    Self governing group


Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 120 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: :Paid for in full.

    FionaRhea currently – will section off a portion for the community.

    First ecocottage built in 2013!

    Everyone can build what suits their fancy up to 200 sf. and share a common house (yet to be built) for other needs

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
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: We have not decided on this yet but hope to make money free living as feasible as possible. Possible 50% income sharing

    But you pay off your own debt with your own means.

    Tthis will be part of community life perhaps 12 – 15 hours per week, but it will be based on what you want to contribute from your heart.

    We are exploring the notion of gift ecomony and 50% income sharing .

    A monthly fee if living on the land of around $400.


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: We meet weekly in Portland.

    Not Yet, but the goal is to be self suffient We have planted some fruit trees.

    Prefer vegetarian for group functions, but free to eat what you like

    When doing group functions or workshops diet is vegetarian, but each memeber can eat whatever they want in their own homes


    NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND, No Marijuana

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)


CampOma, environmental, permaculture, spiritual, healing, retreats, ringing Cedars

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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.