Last updated: December 23, 2013 (11 months ago)
Listing created on: June 3, 2010

Healing Earth New Amish

(Granite Shoals, Texas, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010  Established: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://farmingandranchinginrighteousness@blogger.com
  • Contact Name: New Amish C.C.M.
  • Address:
    P.O. Box 2585
    Granite Shoals, Texas, 78654
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please mail or e-mail us a note stating why one might have an interest in joining a rural community or starting a similar one and put in this a mailing address, e-mail if applicable and a possible phone number, if one uses a phone.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

PAZ, ecovillage, Amish-style

Community Description:

We are trying to see if there is any interest in starting an Amish style community of people who wish to live in harmony with God, other people, the earth and animals. Seeking craftspeople, artists, herbalists. This community will be open to people who desire to farm, ranch and garden organically and are seeking to live a life of greater personal purity and righteousness. Farming will be done with horses or rototiller or by hand. Only heritage type plants and animals will be used with sustainable agriculture methods. We are open to all Amish and Amish type lifestyles, all Christians, American Indians, and others who desire to live a peaceful, quiet life while approaching self-sufficiency alone or in family groups. Craftspeople and artists who desire to develop themselves in love, joy, peace and harmony with all are welcome. If this first start of a group is successful, we hope to expand to other locations. People of all races who desire a free and peaceful lifestyle are welcome. Any people who believe God is love and want to grow their own food humanely and live in peace with, alongside and helping their neighbors in harmony with God and all living things are welcome to come study,learn and even join. Beards are not required. People who have EI(environmental illness), also known as MCS(multiple chemical sensitivites) who are sensitive to chemicals or electrical fields will find this community to be a safe haven, as we will be organic, nonsmoking, and have electricity-free zones.
We have space presently to allow people with EI (environmental illness) to rent space at our location at the Highland Lakes. We offer shopping assistance and other support functions. Please write us to apply.
For people who have been writing to us at our Google e-mail address-we have been having problems receiving e-mails there. If you have written and it seems we have never replied, we just changed our e-mail today this October 2012. Hopefully this will help.

Population

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Belief that God is love, that humans are to live in love, peace, joy and harmony with God, man, and all living things.

    mostly Christian Amish, but in harmony with the earth and animals

    Either home or private schooling would be best.

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: decisions by voting as a group

    everyone has a say

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 22 acres
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • Additional Comments: in process of buying

    It will be either a community or independent land trust

    The land must be purchased first.

    Construction has not yet started

    On the 22 acres there is room for perhaps five families, possibly seven. We could buy more land if enough people wish to join.

    We are trying to buy a beautiful piece of ranch/farm land.

    not yet applicable

    Families will have separate homes. If older people wish to share space, a building for this can be built.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: each person responsible for own debts

    Possibly eight hours a week once living in community full-time. This may vary.

    Land will be purchased as a group. It will belong to the church, except for private homes built on the property with yard and animal space.

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per 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 occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: This may change as desired by all.

    goal is to approach 100%.

    as organic as possible

    Only smoking is prohibited. Chewing tobacco and snuff is up to the individual.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Fair Housing Laws

Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit).

Keywords

Amish, Christian, environmental illness(EI), organic

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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.
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