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farmvilleinreallife

Last updated: February 15, 2016 (2 months ago)

Listing created on: February 9, 2011

farmvilleinreallife

(Rama, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Mission Statement:

orgainic gardening, retreat

Community Description:

This is a community in the planning stages here in the Tampico, Mexico area. We have a climate which permits year round organic gardening and wonderful solar and wind energy opportunities. I have begun and experimental earth bag cottage in my backyard which will combine recess, straw bale, and earth bottle construction as well. After this I will build a two bedroom cottage at the community site right alongside the Panuco river in the Sate of Veracruz Mexico. It is about 33kms. from the city where I live Tampico. I presently have a large organic garden, raise rabbits, chickens and Mario (Italian) the owner of the land has about 20 cows.

My dream is to have about 20 two bedroom homes of similar construction that folks could live on part-time or full time.
My son is at this location,
I am in Rama, Saskatchewan, Canada I have a bedroom available for a person interested in visiting for a few months. We are starting plants and animals. 3 1/2 acres of quiet. A three bedroom cabin. All amenities. Furnished. $250 per month if able to work 6/hours daily 5 days per week.we are rolling. My son is here with me and helps a bit. He is a little autistic so needs understanding. We love God and our neighbour, which includes you so drop a line. Thanks.

About

  • Type(s): Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling)
  • Programs & Activities: WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 42 acres Mexico and 4/acres in Canada
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Planned number of residences: 2
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Housing Provided: Rental
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)

Membership

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Men: 100%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: email
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: could be co-ordinated with others

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes

Economics

  • Join Fee: $250
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $250
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 30
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Energy sources: Wood stove to heat house and water
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Between 26-49%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%
  • Food produced locally: From 50-75%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Ecovillage Network of the Americas

Keywords

new commuity

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.