Last updated: July 26, 2015 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: June 16, 2009
(Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 1998 Established: 1998
- Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
- Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
- Contact Name: Jo Grant
Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
Currently taking a short break from visitors.
Too many projects that we want to complete, and just can’t afford the time for visitors right now.
Open to new Members:Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
Anyone is welcome to join and help continue to build a life for themselves, but priority is given to homeless, single parents, elderly and the disabled.
We don’t ask to see your passport or proof of citizenship, that’s between you and the government.
We do ask that you just be open and honest.
Below is a list of the steps for membership:
1. A few emails or letters to help clarify what both your and our expectations are.
2. A visit to our community (no fee) where we can answer any questions you may have.
3. Informal discussion between you and community members about your past, your present, and what you like for your future.
To help others find a home.
Poverty is a manifestation of Slavery in it’s cruelest form.
Freedom Village is dedicated to fighting against poverty. The concept is to establish a community that incorporates both private homes and shared common facilities. One acre home sites will be leased, rented, or sold to members of the community for $1. The idea is to help those who have little or nothing find a home and community where they can feel productive, safe, and loved. This is not going to be some desert property, but arable farmland and woodlands. Idea community members would be newlyweds, retirees, single parents, homeless, hopeless, anyone who wants a home to call their own. There will be about 20 home sites all centered around a common community area, similar to a town square. This Town Square will have a gazebo, sitting area, and a play area and will consist of walking and bike paths. The Town Square is a place to sit and enjoy a book, walk your dog, or let your children play in safety.
In addition to the individual dwellings, there will also be a community building and a dorm-like housing unit. The community building will house a meeting hall, library, loan closet, storage area and kitchen. The purpose of the meeting hall is for public use by members of the community e.g. religious services, birthday parties, community meetings. The dorm building is to be used by visitors and as temporary housing by members while their own houses are under construction.
Outside income is not a requirement at Freedom Village. Any money or outside income you bring with you, belongs to you. If you have no source of income, you are welcome to participate in community projects and share in any income that’s generated. These projects include wool production/weaving, selling of goods and produce at farmer’s markets. We are currently considering the viability of establishing a small country store in area of our community. Such a store would be a gladly welcomed by our country neighbors. Those are plans for the future maybe in a couple of years. Right now we need the people in our community to help make this happen.