Dragon Belly Farm
Pt. Ludlow, Washington, United States
- Last updated: January 18, 2016 (1 year ago)
- Listing created on: December 31, 1999
Our values include sustainable organic agriculture, conscious eating of a natural-foods diet, and a recognition of how dietary choices involve/affect planetary economics and the environment. We prefer open communication with regular community meetings and other shared rituals, shared activities, and shared reality.
The form and timing have changed. The owners have been living in California, building suburban community, accumulating capital, seeking partners, and now that they have retired are ready to return….at least part-time. There are caretakers on the land. We need partners with capital to own and build. We have considered building a retreat/resort center as an alternative community if a residential community does not manifest, or an active senior community.
Fall 2008: With new pressure from the county, we need to install septic and start building houses, at least one house and one ADU so that there is a permitted place for our caretaker to live…and for us to get ready to be there. We want to design a strawbale house.
Spring 2010: We have just put up a barn to store equipment and further visioning for the future.
Winter 2015: We are in the process of building a house on the land. We are also looking at a property just down the road with a wonderful lodge building, a huge barn, and other buildings that could be added to our project for a retreat center….with the right partners.
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 1989
- Start Living Together: 2000
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://dragonbellyfarm.wordpress.com
- Contact Name: Dragon Belly Farm
- Community Address:
3882 Larson Lake Rd
Pt. Ludlow, Washington, 98365
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
- Identified Leader: Yes
- Additional Comments:
Only because we are the only owners…
will be primarily consensus
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution per Week: 5
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)
- Additional Comments:
To live there, one would have to build a home, and to build, one would have to own a share of the land.
to any regular monthly costs like rent or mortgage and utilities.
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
- Planned renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
- Food produced locally: Up to 25%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: About once a week
- Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
- Additional Diet Comments:
potentially far more
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Ecovillage Network of the Americas
San Mateo Ecovillage, Damanhur, Federation of Communities