Last updated: December 4, 2014 (5 months ago)
Listing created on: October 1, 2007


(Ashland, Oregon, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1976  Established: 1977
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Anne
  • Address:
    PO Box 446
    Ashland, Oregon, 97520
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please visit our blog first at… On the right hand side is a link for guest/visitor application. Copy the application and email it back to us or send by postal service. Eloin, P.O. Box 446, Ashland, OR. 97520. You can call and request the form as well. (541-621-4250), We do not leave our phone on , so please leave a message with your email or physical address. Speak slowly and repeat your message twice.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Spiritual, Eco, Vegetarianism

Community Description:

We are a vegetarian, nondenominational community with roots in several spiritual teachings. We honor the truths that run through all religions. We seek to live simply, ecologically, and in harmony with all life. We are a mystical order called the Order of the Trees. We have men and women, single and married. We live on 80 acres in the South Oregon National Forest. Our main activities are gardening, working with horses, and maintaining the facilities—homes, dining hall, bathhouse, stable, barn, and greenhouse. We are working toward self-sufficiency. We are off grid and produce our own heat, hot water, and electricity. Our public outreach is to provide retreat facilities, camping and cottages, and publications on health, vegetarianism, and spiritual development.

Our lifestyle does not include TV, radio, or newspapers, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or caffeine.

Our land is verdant and lush, with forest and meadow and springs and a river. Our climate is mild.

We are happy, fun-loving, and positive people who want to share our community with like-minded people who love to work and grow with others.

We welcome those interested in living a simple vegetarian life in the forest.

For additional information go to our blog at



  • Adult Members: 4
  • Non-member Residents: 10
  • Percent Women: 61-70%
  • Percent Men: 21-30%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other
  • Area: 80 acres
  • Land owned by: Another form of Non-profit
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: surrounded by old growth forest

    The Oahspe Foundation

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Shared Expenses: 100%
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Yes, but we will not assume their debt.

    We work together to make it all work. We all do what must be done and do not keep track of hours.

    After probationary period, contribute what one has except for personal needs.

    We have a probationary period of 9 months when we ask that the potential members contribute as they can to food and supplies. After becoming member we share all we have.


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Dietary Practice: Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay)
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: vegetarian

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

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