Eco Island

Last updated: June 29, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: August 16, 2009

Eco Island

(Panama City, Florida, United States)

Mission Statement:

earth friendly community

Community Description:

The idea is to start a small Eco community on an island..
Ideally completely off the grid,using solar,wind and water power. The island is not very large,about a 600 feet in length. Posting in hopes of finding other like minded kindred souls.Perhaps someone who has set up one and could give me some ideas where to start.I have started a blog to document everything from the start in hopes of helping out others.
May even start a micro nation on the island. Declare myself King and sell Lordships and Ladyships.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: Democracy (majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No~ we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Small Town, Small Town

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: 100 dollar non-refundable application fee.


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • 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.

Fair Housing Laws

Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.


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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