Hopewell Community

Last updated: October 24, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Hopewell Community

(Lanesville, Indiana, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 1996
  • Start Living Together: 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


  • Type: Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • 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
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Required Labor Contribution: No


  • 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


Additional Comments

only 1 couple on land now

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Cohousing Info

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