Last updated: April 18, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: November 4, 2011

fortunity

(Asheville, North Carolina, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1996  Established: 1997
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.fortunity.org
  • Contact Name: fortunity Inquiry
  • Phone: 828-301-0300
  • Address:
    727-729 Haywood Road
    Asheville, North Carolina, 28806
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email, call, or write first and we’ll discuss your particulars. Though we are extremely busy and may not be able to accommodate last-minute inquiries, we are also flexible and open to serendipity.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    We’ve identified 7 tiers or different ways to live here.

Mission Statement:

work communication exchange

Community Description:

We are creating an urban community lifestyle based on a complex combination of residential, commercial, and rural properties with interwoven projects related. Our passion above and beyond living and working together is communication — in many forms. We tend towards lengthy and intensive discussions, and usually seek to apply the results in productive fashion. After 10-15 years of more private experimental incubation, we have slowly been engaging the greater community more publicly. Check out our website for more info, and to schedule a visit or tour. Please note: we are not traditionally pet or substance-use oriented, but do make exceptions.

Population

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Non-member Residents: 10
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We are spiritually based, coming from a variety of different approaches.

    We reflect a broad variety of beliefs.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: …by necessity, not design.

    …by design, but we’re actively seeking/needing more.

    We are developing a creative hybrid of consensus, sociocracy, and more.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Area: 9 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 6
  • Additional Comments: Split between different nearby locations.

    Discussion and plans include a future community-controlled land trust.

    Comprising +/- 18 private rooms or apartment units.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: Perpetually open/moving towards more income sharing.

    We are refining a hybrid work-trade model. Ask for details.

    Not at the moment, however, there will be an initial investment of time during a membership training period..

    Work, meetings, and other forms of contribution will be involved.

Diet

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Decade long tradition of weekly potluck dinners.

    Hoping to initiate garden projects this year, with 2+ acres waiting.

    We try to eat healthy and local when possible.

    We welcome all dietary habits.

    Occassional social drinking allowed, but not to intoxication or inhibiting community functionality.

    Outside smokers only, and not preferred.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

urban, suburban, gardens, farming, metal shop, blacksmith, honesty, sustainable, potluck, processing

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.