Last updated: May 1, 2013 (11 months ago)
Listing created on: January 21, 2009

italyecovillage, Le Mogli farm

(Pescosolido, Italy)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2008  Established: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.italyecovillage.com
  • Address:
    Via Mogli 8
    Abruzzi National Park
    Pescosolido, 03030
    Italy
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    We welcome visitors. You can come for the day and spend time with us, and we will show you the farm. It is possible to visit the place from Rome as a daytrip.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

intentional comunity

Community Description:

We are ecofarm between Rome and Naples, in the Abruzzi National Park. It is located in a beautiful area at the foot of the mountain just under two hours from Rome and very well connected with both cities. The farm was abandoned over 40 years ago, and we are slowly bringing it back to life.

It is still rustic, with no electricity, an outside bamboo shack shower, and a compost toilet. The experience is definitely not suitable for everyone. Right now, camping is available. The buildings still need work to make them suitable for living.

We welcome new numbers to our community. If you want to come, please send us a detailed email. Let us know how long you want to stay, your hobbies and interests, travel experience—one of your best experiences and why.

Also let us know how you think you will contribute to our community.

We are developing our organic garden, but we also need help in many different fields. People are welcome who have skills in carpentry, building, arts of all types, and agriculture, but who also have creativity and imagination. In general, we like active people who have passion and love inside them.

The farm is very rustic, so if you need comforts you should not come here. You will not be happy. If you are happy with a simple lifestyle and beautiful mountains and nature around you, this could be a good place for you.

Population

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 31-40%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 29.7 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 2

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: No
  • Additional Comments: It is normally around 3 hours per day, work in the vegetable garden and other work

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • 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.

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws., Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse., 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)., Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may)., Our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

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.