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Last updated: October 1, 2012 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: July 22, 2006

Heart and Spoon Community House

(Eugene, Oregon, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2002  Established: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Benjah
  • Phone: 5412284811
  • Address:
    West 27th Ave.
    Eugene, Oregon, 97405
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please email first. Let us know who you are and what your plans are.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Socially conscious community

Community Description:

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to create a healthy community of diverse and socially conscious individuals in order to steward land through sustainable development and educate through practical application.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to bring together a diverse group of dedicated individuals who are searching for healthy, socially conscious, and environmental alternatives to the mainstream unhealthy and fragmented social structure. We seek to draw people together who wish to pool financial and material resources, skills, sweat, and visions in an effort to create an intentionally formed community composed of a tight circle of family and friends. Stewardship of the land and sustainable development of the community’s property shall be at the forefront of all community visions and decisions. Children are a key community element as we create a caring and safe “village” setting for community members to raise children and reach out to local youth to help educate and inspire young people in the surrounding area. We will also work towards financial self-sustainability through the formation of a solid foundation for socially conscious small businesses related to healing, education, sustainable living, and sustainable agriculture.

We have settled in Eugene, Oregon, have bought a house in the Friendly Street area, and are practicing urban permaculture. We consider this a first step and are still looking to grow our network of friends and eventually buy more rural land in three to five years.

Population

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 1
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Earth Based

    Not afraid of public school

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Community created council

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban, Urban
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 2
  • Additional Comments: We would like 10-40 acres

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: 0
  • Additional Comments: One project a month

    Sliding scale may be possible

    Bills to pay…

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: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Ideally we will be totally sustainable someday

Video Gallery

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

Sustainable Living Systems

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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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