metasofa artists community

Last updated: May 26, 2014 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: July 8, 2011

metasofa artists community

(Tucson, Arizona, United States)

Mission Statement:

Artists community, experiential school, off-grid eco-village, appropriate technology development, alternative media production, resource network support

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

We’re facilitating Tucson’s community timebank at

For latest news, please see


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: [ hello webmaster :) these notes should be under Social Factors ]

    re Spiritual Traditions – whatever people bring with them, cultural diversity with spiritual consciousness is essential, welcoming each other with respect, kindness, learning and understanding…

    re Education Styles – the community is a school

    also see

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Private Schooling at the Community, Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Style(s): Partial, Special, or Limited Community Plan, Up to each individual


  • Type: Commune (organized around sharing almost everything.), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.), Shared Housing (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling.), Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities.), Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization, School~ Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer~ Internship~ Apprenticeship~ or WWOOF’ing, Ethical Business~ Investment Group~ or Alternative Currency
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities.), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, Apprenticeship~ or WWOOF’ing, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid, Solar
  • Additional Comments: We are currently in search of land, or an existing land trust to join.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Close to all income
  • Required Labor Contribution:




  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Planned food produced: Almost All, up to 90%


  • Food produced locally: Between 25-50%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay), Mostly Vegan


  • Alcohol Use: No~ this community does not permit alcohol use.


  • Tobacco Use: No~ this community does not permit tobacco use.


  • Additional comments: re Dietary Practice – organic vegetarian, vegan, cooked, raw, live, yum yum
    re Alcohol – may be incidental in fermented foods
    re Alcohol Tobacco etc – no drugs
    also see



regenerative resilient sustainable alternative green transition ecology ecovillage

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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge