Last updated: March 26, 2016 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: May 2, 2010
O’Quinn Mountain Village World Community
(Portland, Oregon, United States)
- Status: Re-forming
- Started Planning: 2010
- Start Living Together: 2016
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://www.myspace.com/mountainvillage
- Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/OQuinnMountainVillageWorldCommunity
- Contact Name: Ann Oquinn
- Phone: 7079800186
- Mailing Address:
5854 NE 39th Ave. (Temporary Mailing Address)
C/O Morgan Denny
Portland, Oregon, 97211
simple living, community
We are ready to buy land (or invest in an interview sta lusher intentional community), and have decided to do it in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area. We are currently “camping” until we find our spot.
The O’Quinn family has sold and given away all of their possessions to move their farming activities from California to the Portland/Vancouver area.
We have spent the past 10 years helping farms and teaching by example about food, community service, and varying degrees of sustainable lifestyle practices. We are ready now to buy some land and continue our legacy as urban farmers.
We are now successfully living in our camper truck while establishing employment in preparation for a real estate loan (which could take 6 months or longer!)
We like to move our camp every week as to keep the energy fresh and our hosts happy.
We are expert at leaving a small footprint and allowing our hosts their privacy. We are also open to socializing with our hosts and sharing more of our story 😉
Plus! We have skills to share if that suits our hosts (handyman, chef, crafter, healer, dance instructor, house/pet/livestock care-takers, permaculture, master gardener).
Our rig is fully self contained (but we do appreciate electricity, water, and wifi whenever it is offered).
Our camp consists of the camper truck and two cars.
Mountain Village World Community
Jul 14, 2010
Description of Mountain Village Community
WHO ARE WE?
We are O’Quinn Mountain Village Homestead & World Community Gardens. Our core group consists of, Ann O’Quinn (age 42 – Earth Mamma), Cornelius O’Quinn (age 52 – Celtic Druid Building Contractor Mountain Man), Blu O’Quinn (age 18 – Sparkly Swing Dancin River Guide Chic), Derek Suhar (age 20 – Groovy Grounded Community Dude). See our pics and blogs on website. We are a semi-nomadic sustainable community with permaculture tendancies who like to cross-pollinate.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We offer ourselves to land-owners for a contracted period of time to do good work with Mother Earth and within the surrounding community. Our community ranges from 4-10 interns. We have a core group of 4 members, and we cycle other traveling interns in and out of the mix for special projects throughout the year. Sometimes we have chickens, cats, and dogs. We garden, clear/burn brush, care for animals, compost, barter, build, make music, reach out to youth, and participate in community events and farmer’s markets (we are known for our raw, organic nut/seed butters, carrot juice, and kombucha teas). While permaculture is mostly known for its application in gardens or land development, its broader definition is the study of living systems. While Mountain Village is quite involved with organic gardening, we are known and appreciated for the space that we create for the organic unfoldment within group dynamics, personal relationships, and the greater community.