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Evening Rain Farm

Last updated: November 3, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: January 5, 2012

Evening Rain Farm

(Kapoho, Hawaii, Big Island, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Address:

    Kapoho, Hawaii, Big Island,
    United States

  • Location

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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.

About

Housing

  • Area: 22 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: we will build to suit ourselves. currently 8 structures.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitor Process: call or email and we’ll talk
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

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

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 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

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: we shall see, eh? once per day…

    100% is reasonable

    please no addictionss

    please no addictions

Additional Comments

8 miles from town

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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.