Last updated: October 22, 2015 (1 month ago)

Listing created on: October 30, 2010


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

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 2010
  • Start Living Together: 2015
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: FionaRhea
  • Phone: 503-757-5006
  • 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 and foood at this point in time.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Seeking rustic, pioneering soul who are Drug, Smoke (including marijuana) and Alcohol FREE. People who are emotionally mature and able to deal with their emotional issues.
    There will be a 2 year “courtship” before someone is selected as a permanent resident.

Mission Statement:

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!

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 and share other 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 and start a project.


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • 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.

    but you are not promoting a certain religion.

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Type: Commune (organized around sharing almost everything.), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Sociocracy
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: FionaRhea, founder for the time being is heading up this project, but it is collectively governed.

    Self governing group


Land and Buildings

  • Area: 120 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current Number of Residences: 2
  • Planned number of residences: 20
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All~ up to 90%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • 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
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 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.

    This 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%


  • Planned food produced: From 50-75%


  • 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: Prefer no alcohol at official functions. Definately no illegal drugs and no smoking. Prefer no marijuana.

    Not Yet, but the goal is to be self suffient in feeding ourselves. 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


Additional Comments

just 25 miles from a major metropolian city of 2.5 million

First eco-building being built in 2013

Just in summer months presently though making headway towards that goal of living collectively.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations


CampOma, environmental, permaculture, spiritual, healing, retreats, Ringing Cedars, sharing

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge