Last updated: June 29, 2014 (3 months ago)
Listing created on: May 10, 2010

Mount Eden Ecovillage

(Washington, New Jersey, United States)

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: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: not exclusionary

    to be determined

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual


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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Not yet, we aspire to do so.
  • Location: Small Town
  • Area: 180 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Planned 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

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Coho/US


New Jersey

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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.