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Last updated: June 6, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: December 19, 2011

no where ranch

(Teabo, Yucatan, Mexico)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Dan Butler
  • Phone: +52-999-129-3043
  • Address:

    Teabo, Yucatan,
    Mexico

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    we are just developing so the land is rough, expect to camp(for now) Just email or call we will arrange transportation from Merida(largest nearby city)

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

farming co-op

Community Description:

We are looking for people that want to build a community that can sustain itself. We do not have any political religious agenda, we simply want to build a community where people can live and work together without the stress, and as little need as possible for the commercial world.
Currently we have 250ac. an hour south of Mreida, Yucatan. As the land sits it is fully wooded with the exception of a few thousand sq. meters we have cleared for our rv. The soil is deep and rich, with about 100ac of farm-able land.
This is a brand new project and we need help to build a community. We do not have money just land and a dream. We are open to ideas on membership, ownership of land ect. This is all new to us and any advice is always welcomed.
I am adding this to clarify what we are looking for.

Hi,
We are just starting to clear land, a hard task with just my wife and myself. We welcome anybody who wants to help build and grow.
We have been having a hard time finding people who are willing to help start something from raw land. So far it seems that everyone is looking for some place fully set up that they can live off for nothing. We are just starting and do not have anything set up, or the money to support others. The only people to respond so far seem to be looking for free ride. We do not want anyone who is not willing to feed themselves and take care of themselves. We want people who can help build a farm, At that point there will be something to live off of.
We are looking for people who are responsible, hard working, and willing to grow with the farm. No special skills are needed just a willingness to work. There are no structures on the land just trees. We are currently living in an RV ourselves, so anyone intrested also need to be willing to either live in a tent or build their own structure.
We welcome all who are willing to put in the effort.
If you are still intrested we have space for you
Thanks
Dan&Lola

Hola,
A update and changes to the membership policy. We are now only accepting people who purchace land. We are offering 2 hectare plots (5 ac.)for $4500 USD which gives access to 10 hectare farm area to be run as a coop farm. We are offering a total of 25 plots of land. We have just changed to this policy and have one new member.

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: for now no, but as we get members one will develop

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 250 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: fractional ownership is avaliable

    for now just an r.v.

    we are just forming, so 0 for now.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Shared Expenses: 100%
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: income sharing after cost and limited to full time members

    as needed, we are new there is much to do

    no fee to join, but fractional ownership is avaliable

Diet

  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Additional comments: farm in devolopment, in future the goal is 100%

    personal choice

    personal choice

Fair Housing Laws

Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.

Keywords

ecovillage, communal living, intentional community

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Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
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