Last updated: February 28, 2016 (6 months ago)
Listing created on: October 30, 2010
(Eagle Creek 25 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2010
- Start Living Together: 2017
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://hwww.meetup.com/Intentional-Community-Ecovillage/
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://www.meetup.com/db34e20e-4b93-4524-a259-7b84487b6e4f/
- Contact Name: FionaRhea
- Phone: 503-757-5006
- Community Address:
1215 SE 34 Ave
Eagle Creek 25 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, 97214
enviro-spiritual, healing camp.
My vision for the land:
A place where families and individuals contribute to a community of acceptance, love, joy, and a place for meaningful work. A place where individual’s visions can become reality – so long as it melds with the the existing group and their parameters of being environmentally sound. A healing, smoke and drug free environment. Self sustaining, off the grid, able to grow most of our own food using a permaculture model. A strong commitment from members to deal with one’s emotional stuff and a willingness to learn how to communicate compassionately and be respectful to everyone.
This is a healing center for the community, our guests, and the land. We aim to have a retreat in the woods with tree houses, cob, cord wood, strawbale and all sorts of fun eco-structures (ie. boat beds in the air, hammock camping, hobbit holes etc! – your imagination is the limit). A campground for individuals of all ages and families to learn about the natural environment and gain skills they can use elsewhere. An outdoor school program. Eco-businesses such as furniture making from the 100 acres of maple trees, natural building workshops, Llama packing, wilderness survival, mushroom growing for entrepreneurial souls are but a few ideas to generate our own economic security. Everyone will contribute what they can in time, talent, and treasure (perhaps 50% income sharing?). Work as little as possible for the money economy on the outside world and incorporate a fair trade system, including exchange for our services like food, helping build each other’s housing, retreats, and workshops. Generate enough capital from business off the land to sustain ourselves and be debt and mortgage free. Yeah! We will serve as good stewards of the land to rejuvenate the previously clear cut forest and rehabilitate the creek. We intend to have a permaculture garden and food forest, and recruit interns to teach gardening and natural building to.
We want to extend ourselves beyond our boundaries to share our skills and tools with neighbors and visitors. We aim to establishing eco-village zoning to be able to grow beyond 20 members to approximately 120 -130 members eventually. We will serve as a world-wide model of a new operating system which meets our social, economic and basic human needs without oppressing others, with cooperation rather than competition, which is life affirming as the fullest expression of what it is to be a self actualized human able to joyously care for each other, our neighbors and our environment!
We are aiming to create eco-village zoning to become an all encompassing eco-village of 120-130 members, if permitted way down the road. 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 and share other resources. Every summer we’ll be hosting campouts on the land to work on a building project usually around July 1 – 15 th so we can participate in the Oregon Country Fair, wild and crazy festival. If you’re ready to shake your world, you’re welcome to just come for rustic living and start a project.