Laytonville, California, United States
- Last updated: August 17, 2016 (9 months ago)
- Listing created on: February 22, 2009
Sustainability, Community, Arts.
PARCELS FOR SALE STARTING SPRING OF 2016. WORKING GROUP FORMING TO DISCUSS THE NEXT STEPS! SEE WEBSITE. 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 goals 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. Work trade and Internship opportunities start in the Spring. See website for details.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2004
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://laytonvilleecovillage.com
- Contact Name: Dan Antonioli
- Phone: 7070 984-6536
- Community Address:
PO Box 914
Laytonville, California, 95454
- Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Unspecified, or Other
- Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events
- Location: Small Town
- Decision Making: Forming
- Identified Leader: Yes
- Leadership Core Group: Yes
- Additional Comments:
The “leader” is the founder, visionary, and developer. In-coming owners, renters, and long-term work-traders assume leadership roles.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution: No
- Open to members with existing debt: No
- Additional Comments:
As noted above, we don’t have a “membership” structure at the Laytonville Ecovillage. Many people purchase land with pre-existing debt. And because of debt, many people prefer to rent or do work trade as opposed to going deeper in debt!
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
- Energy sources: Solar, Clean Energy from the Grid, carbon neutral burning
- Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
- Food produced locally: From 50-75%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s), Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Outdoor Kitchen, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, both the community and individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Gluten-Free, Always a new diet to experiment with!
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used often.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
Sustainability, community, permaculture, solar, natural building, rocket stoves, cob, arts, healing.