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.

Population

  • 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

Government

  • 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.

Diet

  • 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.

Keywords

ecovillage, permaculture, spirituality

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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.
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