Last updated: April 4, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: April 11, 2009

Ecoculture Village

(Arcata, California, United States)

Mission Statement:

self sufficient eco community

Community Description:

Ecoculture Village is not yet a place anybody can visit, although we do have a project or two in the works at any given time… little things to make our community better.


  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Additional Comments: Uniquely and individually determined

    Up to the parents

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: T^Boan

    Initially, decision making by consensus, but as we attract more people, by elected group/commitee representation.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Area: 11 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: We have 11 acres set aside for a desert project… We seek that Ecoculture Village’s main site be a minimum of about 50 to 100 acres.

    Individually owned homesites, and as non-profit entity asset, and planning to provide for wildlife conservation easements. The exact particulars need to be discussed.

    We are planning to have 10-20 houses plus other buildings, including some multi-family dwellings, a village hall, etc.

    Forming and seeking site(s).

    It will be.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Members should have a means of independent finances to meet their individual needs, but we will have a community fund supported by farm surplus sales, educational/consultation services, donations, grants, etc.

    There will be many opportunities for all members to contribute labor to Ecoculture Village embetterment.

    Fees/dues are foreseen, but the particulars have yet to be worked out.


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: As often as people like

    goal = 100%

    Is there such a thing as second hand alcohol?

    Commercial tobacco industries are evil, so unless grown/obtained and used in some traditional/ceremonial/spiritual manner, ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Video Gallery

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Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.


ecovillage, permaculture, spirituality

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.