Christian Transition Village

Last updated: September 17, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: June 12, 2011

Christian Transition Village

(Wikieup area, Arizona, United States)

Mission Statement:

Christian End Times Survival

Community Description:

My name is Tony Tangalos and a few friends of mine are in the planning stages of designing & building one or more small to medium sized “Christian Transition Villages” in Arizona and other Southwestern U. S. locations. The express purpose of these “Christian Transition Villages” is for people who believe that we may be close to experiencing some dramatic man made or naturally occurring changes in our world, “Black Swan Events”; can move to and begin living the agrarian, self-reliant lifestyle, totally “off the grid”, with solar power, well water, on site crops & livestock.

We have a core group of a few like-minded individuals and are seeking additional people who share our concerns for the need to transition from the urban lifestyle to a more rural, agrarian lifestyle where we provide for most all of our needs from within our sustainable village. We are pro self-defense, including maintaining the means for secure self-defense, but are not in any way militant or radical, just normal people concerned about preparing intelligently for the future. We believe that when the shoe drops, those who have not planned will seek to take from those who have prepared and we plan to protect our village members and children from opportunists and thieves. The remote locations of these villages are specifically engineered to minimize the potential for adversarial conflict.

We have a site in Northern Arizona that we are engaged in the planning process and are positioning for rapid deployment when the realization of the need becomes far more urgent. We seek others who are tuned in to the looming challenges and whom want to live in a secure and well planned village where we can take care of our loved ones without relying on external resources that could be disrupted for a sustained period of time.

At least one member of your family must be able bodied and willing to contribute considerable work on a daily basis to work the land and produce a harvest. Able bodied applicants with the ability to demonstrate experience in needed skill sets such as farming, ranching, blacksmithing, security, medical training, physical fitness training and leadership will receive preference.

Please contact me if you are serious about preparing for your future safety and would like to become a working part of a well planned Christian Village of people who are determined to live off the grid.


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 400 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 20
  • Land owned by: Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
  • Additional Comments: We have numerous parcels we have available to us which vary from several hundred to several thousand acres.

    The land ownership will be maintained separately by a trust.

    We plan to have many residential buildings in varying formats. Some cabins, some apartments, some single family homes.

    Forming, none yet


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: It is not formed yet, please call to discuss interest.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We plan daily prayer services which will be available yet optional to out members.

    Eastern Orthodox Christianity


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Tony Tangalos is the leader of the Christian Transition Village

    Yes, it is growing stronger and more vibrant each month.

    We plan to have an elected team of elders whom make most day to day decisions, and use majority rule for key decisions.


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Debt will not be a part of living IN the village, members can maintain debt outside the village.

    We anticipate consistent effort from each adult, able bodied member on an as needed basis, which we expect to be a minimum of 80 hours a month. Don’t fear working, it will pass the time, and cure boredom.

    There is an expectation of contributing to the community to become a member of the community. The exact contribution will vary with each member and could be made in time, talents or resources. Money itself is not essential to joining, a willingness to thrive and act responsibly, honestly and in a spirit of cooperation is expected.

    Not money, but time, talents and resources.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: We plan to share a common diet for the majority of members, but also plan to make accommodations for members with special needs.

    Alcohol will likely be limited and discouraged, but don’t let this be a deal breaker, give us a call.

    Tobacco will be strongly discouraged and eventually eliminated.

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Additional Comments

We plan to be in a remote rural location where the threat of looting from societal breakdown is very low.

Not formed yet

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)


Self reliant, Christian,

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.