Last updated: April 13, 2014 (1 week ago)
Listing created on: May 10, 2010

Mount Eden Ecovillage

(Washington, New Jersey, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Steve Welzer
  • Phone: 609-443-6782
  • Address:
    56 Millpond Road
    Washington, New Jersey, 07882
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Contact Steve or Delane.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Diverse ecovillage in NJ

Community Description:

The 189-acre Mount Eden property is located on the top of a bucolic hill in Warren County, NJ, but it is by no means remote or inaccessible. It has good proximity to nearby Washington Township and is close to Interstate highways 78, 80, and 287 (so travel time is only about an hour to Newark Airport, the NJ Turnpike, and the Holland Tunnel into New York City).

Initial plans are to build 35 very green residences and an organic farm. In addition, there is room on the land for recreational facilities, an existing retreat center, and future expansion.


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: not exclusionary

    to be determined

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Jewish
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Small Town
  • Area: 180 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 35
  • Additional Comments: planned

    not begun

    35 planned

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: planned


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Cohousing Info

  • Building site status: Own Site
  • Shared common building: No
  • Architect: to be determined
  • Developer: to be determined
  • Commercial Lender: to be determined

Community Network or Organization Affiliations



New Jersey

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.