Last updated: November 3, 2013 (5 months ago)
Listing created on: January 5, 2012

Evening Rain Farm

(Kapoho, Hawaii, Big Island, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Address:

    Kapoho, Hawaii, Big Island,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    call or email and we’ll talk

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Tropical Food Forest

Community Description:

Evening Rain Farm is currently a privately owned successful experiment in sustainable living on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is 22 acres in Kapoho, with over 1,000 trees planted, including palms, bananas, bamboos, and fruit and nut trees. The farm has 5 functional kitchens, barn, infrastructure, communal building, lots of food being produced, and substantial electrical and water systems for off-grid living.

At this time, the farm is simply a developed piece of land and one person’s vision. I now want to create my farm into a community, owned collectively through an LLC. I am looking for about 8 individuals to contribute to buy shares of the property. The shares might be roughly $30,000 per person, to be determined.

My vision is to join with individuals who enjoy other people and themselves, who are curious, who know what gratitude feels like, who are practicing self awareness, who genuinely say “yes” to differences, who can live together and thrive even in the midst of conflict, who are taking action towards the health of the planet and the health of their bodies, who take pleasure in working the land together, and who know joy.

Population

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: consensus minus one to prevent blocking

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 22 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 5
  • Additional Comments: we will build to suit ourselves. currently 8 structures.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: possibly one hour per day

    must becoe part owner/shareholder of LLC which owns the land

    maintenance of utilitiy infrastructure, land taxes, upkeep of farm tools

Diet

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: we shall see, eh? once per day…

    100% is reasonable

    please no addictionss

    please no addictions

Fair Housing Laws

Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may).

Keywords

permaculture, off grid, hawaii, sustainable, farm, ecovillage

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.