Last updated: January 31, 2011 (4 years ago)
Listing created on: May 2, 2010

OQuinn mountain village nomadic community

(Roseville, California, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Ann Oquinn
  • Address:

    Roseville, California, 95661
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    please e-mail the community, or visit out myspace page and contact us through there

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

simple living, community

Community Description:

Jul 14, 2010
Description of Mountain Village Community

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.

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.


  • Adult Members: 4
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: peace and well being harm none…

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: OQuinn family

    O’quinn family

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Additional Comments: communuity is nomadic and does not own the land we provide work exchange to land owners for our place to be.


    rvs, trailers ect… if you have your own rv or tent that is best..

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Additional Comments: we are not responsible for your preexistng debt..

    3 to 4 hours of labor per day, but may vary depending on the farm we are located at


  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Very important – we all share a common diet.
  • Additional comments: freegan, every one contributes to the pantry

    omnivorus or freegan..

Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.


eco-village, intentional community, wwoof

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.