Last updated: March 27, 2010 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: June 19, 2008

Natural Island Dragonmill

(Schweta, Saxon, Germany)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2004  Established: 2005
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Website address: http://dragonmill.net
  • Contact Name: Permaculture
  • Phone: 0049-(0)34362-4439-0
  • Address:
    Natural Island Dragonmill
    Zur Muehle
    Drachenmuehle
    Schweta, Saxon, 04769
    Germany
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    See our website’s homepage.

  • Membership Process

Mission Statement:

Permaculture, Animism

Community Description:

The Dragonmill is a place like from ancient times. Dragonmill Island is surrounded by floodplains, alders, ditches, small creeks, fields, woods, and a tumulus. Just across the ditch, in direct neighbourship, there is a protected area for spring, blossoms, and flowers. Since 2007, the Nature Island of her Dragonmill is in the middle of a Flora and Fauna Habitat (FFH) area of the European Union, for the preservation and further cross-linking of passages (for the wolf) and habitation areas for flora and fauna in the whole of Europe!

A bit further in our bioregion are the Collm Vulcano, hill graves, stone circles, and a lime tree, more than 1,200 years old. The Mill itself, as it stands now, was rebuild around 1849, from boulders and slate. What was before it is a secret showing up slowly: the first proof of humans here, dating back approximately 150,000 to 200,000 years. There was a stone axe, found just behind her Mill, that is now in a Dresden museum. Besides this, there were finds from the entire history of the last thousands of years—like 5,000 years.

On the property of the monument-protected Mill still stand a big nice old baking house, granary, barn, vault stables, beehive, and a picturesque chicken house. All the buildings are settled around a paved and herb-covered court. The property of five hectares is divided into yard and buildings, grassland, fruit meadow, forest (with a tumulus), and the system of ditches and streams for her Dragonmill. Our 11 goats and 6 sheep help us with the extensive landscape conservation; above all, they give us fresh milk, wool, and their daily animating “meck, meck, meck,” and sometimes meat and skins. A small crowd of ducks and chickens take care of the snails and process our leftovers on the compost pile, which is what brings us fresh eggs to use for baking and such. Mmmmh. We plan to have four water buffalos for thy forest work and a milk cow family.

And what i really want is bioregional animism, permaculture, juggling and sustainability. I desire to be living in a world where all humans take care of their environment, in order to make a life near to nature possible for future generations, with the aid and co-creation of all of the other-than-human persons that compose our bioregion, so that our relationships with the source of our being is reciprocal and sacred in nature.

Population

  • Adult Members: 5
  • Child Members: 2
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 51-60%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Bio Regional Animism

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Democracy (majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Area: 14.8 acres
  • Land owned by: A subgroup of community members
  • Current number of residences: 4

Labor and Money

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

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Other
  • Dietary Practice: Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: only organic !

    only organic

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Keywords

Animism, Bio Region, Permaculture, Juggling

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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.
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