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Last updated: May 22, 2014 (2 months ago)
Listing created on: February 22, 2009

Laytonville Ecovillage

(Laytonville, California, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2004
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://laytonvilleecovillage.com
  • Contact Name: Dan Antonioli
  • Phone: 7070 984-6536
  • Address:
    PO Box 914
    Laytonville, California, 95454
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email or call us with times you’d like to visit.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Sustainability and Community.

Community Description:

PARCELS WILL BE FOR SALE STARTING FALL OF 2014. WORKING GROUP FORMING TO DISCUSS THE NEXT STEPS! EMAIL FOR DETAILS.

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. 2014 work trade is open. See website for details.

Population

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Child Members: 4
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: To each their own.

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: In-coming members and owners will assume leadership roles.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Small Town
  • Area: 10 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Current renewable energy generation: Up to 25%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%[if 3-m1-energy-other] ([3-m1-energy-other])[/if 3-m1-energy-other]
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar
  • Additional Comments: Similar but zoning won’t allow for clustering.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No

Diet

  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • 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 often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used often.

Community Affiliations

611 Ecovillage

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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.
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