Last updated: September 9, 2013 (7 months ago)
Listing created on: July 8, 2011

metasofa artists community

(Tucson, Arizona, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 1998  Established: 1998
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: chris vansprouts
  • Address:

    Tucson, Arizona,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Currently we have no overnight accommodations for travelers, but if you’re in the Tucson area, we’d love to meet you and talk with you. Please contact us in advance by email. Also see

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

artists community & school

Community Description:

Design and proposal for support of transcendent creativity…
Cultural diversity with spiritual consciousness is essential – welcoming each other with respect, kindness, learning and understanding. This also includes people of all ages and abilities, and of any economic status.
Living and working together in community is a spiritual practice, where co-operation means with each other… and with guidance from each person’s inspiration (co-operation with spirit, as any artist knows), and then also verified by consensus among members of the community. Depending on viewpoint, there are no leaders, or everyone is a co-leader.

Each person’s time is equally valuable, by definition. Maximum ‘free’ time for healing & creative work. Minimal overhead of all types, including community meetings & chores.

Ecological appropriate technology, and off-grid independence from conventional ‘resources’.
Proposed resident population of 10 to 50, including students, with additional capacity for hundreds of visitors during public events. Non-resident membership is limited by the size of the universe.

Proposed community resources, projects, businesses – theatre & art gallery, restaurant & bakery, greenhouse, gardens & housing around the community.

Proposed experiential ‘non-school’ open educational environment – including music/dance/theatre, media-art production, ecological & appropriate technology, holistic health…

More about the community design at

Currently, we’re facilitating Tucson’s community timebank at
For latest news, please see


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: whatever people bring with them – cultural diversity with spiritual consciousness is essential – welcoming each other with respect, kindness, learning and understanding…

    the community is a school

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Native American, Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions, Sufi, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Other
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: we are currently in search of land

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Additional Comments: voluntary





  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegan
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: organic vegetarian, vegan, cooked, raw, live, yum yum :

    may be incidental in fermented foods

    no drugs


regenerative resilient sustainable alternative green transition ecology eco village eco-village ecov

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.