Circle of One

Apache Junction, Arizona, United States

  • Last updated: January 14, 2017 (4 months ago)
  • Listing created on: March 8, 2009

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.

  • 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. Send Message
  • Website address: http://www.circleofonecommunity.org/
  • Contact Name: Circle of One
  • This Community is Re-forming

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
  • Location: Small Town

Housing

  • Status: We have raw land
  • Area: 20 acres
  • Current Residence Types: We will build living quarters as people come into the community
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Additional Comments:

    Housing will be constructed by community members who will be full time residents. We will build green housing of various types.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    All interested persons are invited to meet with us personally to see if they wish to become part of our community then they have a choice of whether they wish to live on the land now or wait until more people are ready to move there. We will also have a questionnaire for them to fill out and list of community rules that they must agree to and sign.

  • Additional Comments:

    Oneness of all

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • 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

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s)
  • Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
  • Internet Fast?: No, it is slow.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Desire to grow most food.

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