Last updated: October 1, 2014 (6 months ago)
Listing created on: May 8, 2011
Living Roots Ecovillage
(French Lick, Indiana, United States)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 2011 Established: 2011
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.indianacommunity.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205654956131598/
- Other social: https://www.facebook.com/livingrootsecovillage
- Contact Name: Michael Hicks
- Phone: 812-639-3170
5907 W. County Road 375 South
French Lick, Indiana, 47432
Visitors accepted: Yes
Contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to new Members: Yes
Art – Centered Permaculture
We are creating an intentional, sustainable, and integrated community. We support each other in fostering physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being through conscious entrepreneurship and art-centered permaculture design, which includes building, food, energy, education, and wellness systems.
We welcome those who are inspired to collaborate and create this collective vision!
The following are a very basic list of what we are in the process of creating. For a more details please check out the Goals page on our website.
-Land-we own a beautiful 75 acre farm outside of French Lick which we are developing with permaculture design principles. The property has a small house and several barns and workshop spaces, lots of fenced pasture, a pond, and a spring. We have started building our 1st three cabins for visiting members and we plan to build 3 more in the Spring. Our long-term goals for development include:
—Shared community space including community center, workshop/art studio, campground, and community land
—Support Individual Businesses through availability of low-cost rental space in the form of offices, farm, workshop or retreat center
—Individual homes on community land
—Create rituals such as meditation, solstice/equinox gatherings, drum circles, shared meals and traditional holidays.
We believe that good communication is essential for a thriving community. For this reason we have developed written community agreements for our EcoVillage. The following is a brief synopsis of our agreements:
– Decision Making by consensus
– Monthly Meetings
– Non-violent communication
Membership Levels & Fees:
– Visiting-varies based on housing $150-$300/month
– Provisional-$1000 join fee and $300/month
– Full-$5000 join fee ($1000 Provisional Membership + $4000) and $300/month
– Supporting-$200 lifetime or 8 work hours per month
Work Requirements:8 hours per wk
Children or Dependents of full members are extended the benefits of membership without additional cost to the parent/s. Parent/s and/or guardian/s maintain overall responsibility for their children.
Land Development and Building Guidelines designed to make a small footprint on the environment and will be approved by consensus of EcoVillage.
No smoking, illegal drugs or excessive alcohol in community space
Fishing and Conscious Animal Farming may be permitted with Consensus of EcoVillage