Circle of One

Last updated: October 17, 2015 (3 months ago)

Listing created on: March 8, 2009

Circle of One

(Mesa, Arizona, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 2009
  • Start Living Together: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Contact Name: Circle of One

Mission Statement:

Sustainability and permaculture

Community Description:

We are forming an ecovillage/community with the desire to use permaculture and sustainable ecological systems.
We are working on alternative building and will be offering classes/work parties around various projects in the near future.

We are committed to practicing non-violent and healthy personal relationships with each other and our environment.

Our intent is to co-create a place of Love and Respect for all who live here.


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Shared Housing or Co-Living (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling.)


  • Area: 20 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitor Process: Send email to
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Oneness of all


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: TBD

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Current food produced: Almost All~ up to 90%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, up to 90%


  • 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 occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments: Desire to grow most food.
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each individual
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