Last updated: September 11, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: March 10, 2007
Little White Pines
(Michigan City, Indiana, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Formed: 2006
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
8177 n 500 w
Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
Visitors accepted: Yes
Since the community is not yet operational and is just in the formation stage, visitors would need to have communicated beforehand and be seriously interested in becoming part of a core group, and also seem to be a good fit. A more formalized process will be used once a working community is operating. That will probably include a visit and trial period.
Open to new Members: Yes
we prefer diversity in our population. until the community is operating, we would like to find members for a core organizing group who will be mutual accepted.
small, interactive, open group
Hopefully Little White Pines will become a small community of singles and families of differing ages that welcomes children and nonhuman companions such as cats and dogs. it would be made up of people from differing backgrounds who are accepting and sympathetic to each other; a community that allows its members to pursue their own interests and goals with the support and assistance of the community.
Self-sufficiency, exploring the use of alternative power and building methods and learning the principles of permaculture to live lightly on the land would be one of the goals.
Core values would be a respect for the earth and nature; a respect for each other; an open-mindedness to other opinions and outlooks; an interest in helping each other in the community and contributing to the outside community with a sense of wonder and fun.
There would be a balance of individual privacy and solitude, as needed, with the opportunity to share in work and play with fellow members and friends nearby.
All members, as they are able (whether they are young, disabled, or elderly), would participate in decision-making and in participating in the running of the community.
There are a number of possible home sites and there are rooms in the main house while building. A separate new apartment is in the above ground basement of the house where i. a retired Montessori teacher, live.
Further and more specific plans will be made by a core group as it forms, so there is quite a bit of flexibility in how the community will operate based on core member input. There are possibilities for community or individual businesses that would not conflict with protecting the land and our individual privacy. A childcare center or nature center are only two possibilities. The community would remain small, in order to preserve and protect the woodlands and it’s wildlife.
A core group will form beginning with emailing to find interested people. If you think you may want to help in starting this community, please introduce yourself by email. Questions and feedback are very welcome. constructive input is always appreciated. please read all information here first and hopefully we can start a mutually helpful dialog.