Last updated: November 30, 2015 (3 hours ago)

Listing created on: February 21, 2009


(Rochester, Pennsylvania, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Started Planning: 2008
  • Start Living Together: 2016
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Frank
  • Phone: 724-371-6824
  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 463
    Rochester, Pennsylvania, 15074
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    email or call 724-371-6824

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

To create a free thinking, self-sustainable, cooperative eco community that thrives on trust, non-judgement, cooperation, and love. To be free and experience life in a fulfilling, natural, and passionate way.

Community Description:

We are creating a self sustainable, eco-village, homesteading community that thrives on egalitarianism (all are equal and share in the decision making), human cooperation, organic living (will grow & raise raw organic foods), aquaculture, green renewable community generated energy, & natural building practices for creating living spaces. A non-judgmental community for spiritual growth with respect for individual beliefs (open to all faiths & philosophies), promote non-violence & peaceful conflict resolution, natural health through physical fitness (including meditation, yoga), alternative healing & open to other non-traditional healing methods / herbal remedies, and encourage all to express themselves through art and music.
We are currently seeking workable property where the community can build a large community building, organic permaculture gardens/greenhouse, orchards, work sheds, and private living homes, (maybe a school house). Would like to co-op through community networking and with local farmers and craftsman.
This could grow into a teaching ecovillage that holds retreats, workshops, and seminars on this way of life. We have several other viable ideas on community business that would easily thrive (some are already established and proven successful). You should be willing to perform your share of the workload and accept individuality and uniqueness in all people. Core beliefs are to love and accept one another without judgement, strive for peace, support and care for each other, and have mutual respect for each other.
You can become a part of this awesome adventure into clean, healthy, organic living and the study of life and enlightenment. Come where you can fully express your creativity & passion. Together we can create a paradise. Let’s do this!
Please contact me with questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, interest.
See us on Facebook, “next evolution cooperative” Pennsylvania.
Mission Statement: To create a self-sustainable, teaching, eco-village community where all can learn to coexist in peace & harmony, heal & be healthy, grow in spirit, & live naturally. Please contact Frank: 724-371-6824 (cell)


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Open to all forms of spirituality and enlightenment. Law of attraction

    Seeking truth and pursuing life’s purpose. To support each other on their spiritual journey.

Social Factors

  • Common Facilities: Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s)


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Egalitarianism, everyone would share in decision making

Land and Buildings

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Location: Rural
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: Under consideration



    • Current food produced: From 50-75%


    • Planned food produced: From 50-75%


    • Food produced locally: From 50-75%


    • Dietary Practice: Raw or Mostly Raw


    • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
    • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


    • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


    • Additional comments: I would like to see community meals every day, but not required

      Open to all, but focus is on health and eating organic and raw foods

      Tobacco use in the outside or in private living areas



egalitarianism, organic, green, energy,enlightenment, health, physical fitness,

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