Last updated: October 24, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Hopewell Community

(Lanesville, Indiana, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1996  Established: 1998
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Craig Butler
  • Phone: 502-364-9864
  • Address:
    4645 Cliff Ave
    Lanesville, Indiana, 47136-9522
    United States
  • This Community is Re-forming

    EcoVillage of Kyiana

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Send an email with your phone number or call and leave you phone number.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

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.


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: eclectic

    none in particular

    up to future members

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 16.5 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 1
  • 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

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: monthly fee of $25 – though currently not required; higher fee potentially after construction of home


  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: varies

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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Forming
  • Shared common building: No
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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.