Hopewell Community

Last updated: February 13, 2016 (15 hours ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Hopewell Community

(Lanesville, Indiana, United States)

Mission Statement:

Community Ecology Preservation

Community Description:

We have 16.5 acres, 50 percent wooded, 18 miles from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Private building sites are available that are wooded on three sides. Our purpose is to develop a sustainable, ecological, and social community that preserves habitat and fosters democratic principles of participation, respect, and responsibility. We envision clustered housing with partially wooded green space.


  • Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)


  • Area: 16.5 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: with individual deeded lots

    capacity for a total of 8-10 as it stands now

    under development

    10-12 planned

    individual deeded land with planned common house


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Send an email with your phone number or call and leave you phone number.
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: eclectic

    none in particular

    up to future members


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Additional Comments: monthly fee of $25 – though currently not required; higher fee potentially after construction of home

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: varies
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Additional Comments

only 1 couple on land now

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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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge