Last updated: January 18, 2015 (10 months ago)
Listing created on: February 22, 2009
(Laytonville, California, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Started Planning: 2004
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://laytonvilleecovillage.com
- Contact Name: Dan Antonioli
- Phone: 7070 984-6536
PO Box 914
Laytonville, California, 95454
Visitors accepted: Yes
Email or call us with times you’d like to visit. We’ll host monthly tours starting in April, after which visitors should come expecting to pitch in with help. We’re busy and don’t have time to drop what we’re doing for visitors.
Open to new Members: Yes
We don’t currently have a formal membership process. We are a diverse group of renters, developers, work-traders, and prospective buyers.
Sustainability and Community.
A semi-rural ecovillage-in-the-making on ten acres of beautiful Northern California land, one mile out of the town of Laytonville. Ten acres have been subdivided into four parcels which allows for the development of new green homes and community space. We partner with the Solar Living Institute (solarliving.org) to host workshops in sustainability.
The vision is to create an “intentional neighborhood” where people live in private homes, next to neighbors they want to live with, and with whom they share community gardens and community structures. One of the visions is to create a “net zero energy” community.
Unlike a lot of rural homesteads, we’re walking distance from town, which lowers our carbon footprint and allows us to be more self-sufficient. Ten acres offers abundant space for agriculture, housing, and workshop space. Cultural diversity and the arts are priorities. 2015 work trade opens in Spring. See website for details.