Orange Twin Conservation Community

Last updated: September 8, 2009 (6 years ago)

Listing created on: December 1, 2004

Orange Twin Conservation Community

(Athens, Georgia, United States)

Mission Statement:

Community Description:

We are organizing a pedestrian-based ecovillage while preserving 100 acres of woodland, five miles from downtown Athens, Georgia.

We wish to live with each other and with all other forms of life, plant, and animal, in a way that is respectful, considerate, and open to growth. We will encourage diversity of all types.

We hope to be tolerant and open to each other’s ideas and opinions, to learn and grow together, and to offer what we learn to others. We intend to support each other, to encourage creativity and dreams, and to share our discoveries.

We want to create an integrated community in which the residents can live, work, and pursue their interests. We hope our community can serve as a model of sustainable living, using viable solutions that do not further harm, but rather, help to heal the earth.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes

Social Factors


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 155 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: planning about 45

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Required Labor Contribution: No



    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