Last updated: August 24, 2013 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: October 6, 2004

Kakwa Ecovillage Cooperative

(McBride, British Columbia, Canada)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2003  Established: 2003
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.kakwaecovillage.com/
  • Address:
    PO Box 640
    McBride, British Columbia, V0J2E0
    Canada
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email an introduction and receive a confirmation. There are many opportunities for work/trade between April and October.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Multicultural Ecovillage

Community Description:

We are a cooperative community on 540 acres in a beautiful mountain valley, adjacent to one of the best glacier-fed salmon rivers in the world.

Kakwa Ecovillage operates as an organic farm and is surrounded by limitless potential for ecotourism and agroforestry.

We are dedicated to building a sustainable culture with notable influences: GEN, Findhorn, Crystal Waters, and The Centre for Alternative Technology. Values honored include: consensus decision making, right livelihood, renewable energy, world music, sacred dance, a spiritual path, alternative medicine, and education.

Population

  • Adult Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 15
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Home schooling is encouraged

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • 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: 540 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: Workers Cooperative

    Housing Cooperative ownership model http://www.chf.bc.ca/

Labor and Money

  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: TBD

    $4000.00

    Annual Budget

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • 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: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: Close to 100% is possible.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Ecovillage Network of the Americas, The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Community Affiliations

Findhorn Foundation and Community

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.