Last updated: December 31, 2015 (4 months ago)
Listing created on: May 8, 2011
Living Roots Ecovillage
(French Lick, Indiana, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2011
- Start Living Together: 2011
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- 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
- Community Address:
5907 W. County Road 375 South
French Lick, Indiana, 47432
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!
Living Roots EcoVillage is located on a beautiful 75 acre farm near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN. This historic farm has 3 barns, a bunkhouse, a community center, more than 10 springs (including a spring house), good fencing, good soil, a pond, forest, and beautiful rolling pastures. In just about 2 years on the new land, we have built three greenhouses, 5 cabins (including an earthen clay-slip, earth bag dome), an 1800 ft. deer fence, farm stand, outdoor kitchen, produce shed, U-Pick strawberry patch, building workshop, walk-in fridge, earthen grow room, and finished out a community center. We are in the process of building more off-grid cabins (tiny home village), creating more gardens and orchards, digging a pond, building roads, and being creative in many other ways!
We are looking for strong, independent people, who want to work together in this community atmosphere. We have a strong vision of creating this off-the-grid community (all new structures are off-the-grid), supplying most of our food (already doing much of that), and being our own group of empowered healers (currently have weekly massage and yoga classes for all in the community).
Currently we have a need for leaders, farmers, builders, and business/admin specialists. If you aren’t one of these, then that doesn’t mean you couldn’t be a good fit here. We need all types and skills to make this work fully!
We host monthly potlucks, operate a CSA and market farm, sell grass-fed beef, run both farming/healing arts and natural building apprenticeship programs and offer a variety of workshops.
—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.