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Last updated: July 10, 2013 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: September 22, 2010

Peacefull Village

(Southern Ontario nearish Guelph but WILD–Hockley Valley?, Ontario, Canada)

  • Status: Forming
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Janet Jephcott
  • Phone: 519-369-2029
  • Address:
    151 Countess Street North
    Southern Ontario nearish Guelph but WILD–Hockley Valley?, Ontario, N0G 1R0
    Canada
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    There is no village yet, but I would like people to meet and share their ideas and help to grow our village. Please call or email the given address.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    Vegans only please (I respect if meat is an absolute temporary health need though)

Mission Statement:

Spirituality/ecology/nature

Community Description:

Our eco-spiritual village will be a place for spiritual seekers who are vegetarians and Nature lovers wishing to live lightly together with our wild neighbours in joy with our Mother…Earth. It will be a place of kindness, peace, openness and higher communication with all Beings on Earth and beyond.

We will be grounded by building ourselves healthy shelters such as Light-clay, Cob, Strawbale, Earthship, etcetera, as well as practising Earth respectful farming techniques working around and with the local plants, trees, wildlife, with the guidance of our local Nature Beings/Fairies/Devas. We will steward this wild land we ask to live on with Permaculture practices such as re-using our grey and brown water, collecting rainwater in cisterns, composting our waste, creating Solar and Wind power, and so on. We will preserve some of this land for our love of Spirit in Nature–leaving this part wild and free–for her wild beings to enjoy in peace.

We will practice healthy social skills to maintain good communications between us humans for better enjoying each other and for working out conflicts in peaceful win-win ways such as Non-violent communication or other helpful methods. We can have regular opportunities to thoroughly uncover and enjoy our authentic selves through dancing, drumming, art and music creating, Sweat lodges, Vision Quests,and various other shamanic and healing practices from around the World. We will have an abundance of healers right on our village to help us with our journeys! We can also regularly pray and meditate together to be in higher awareness in our lives.

We can create together a healing/retreat center/education place for visitors/us to study and learn and share various eco, musical, art and spiritual ways such as: wild food foraging, photography, hiking, nature study (with respect to wildlife habitat), Qi gong, Yoga, ecstatic dance, creative music making, holistic modalities for good health…

We can have our own private kitchens but we can also share many tasty communal meals together.

We can share drum circles, music healing circles, jams and performances in our village and with the public. For the latter we could offer snacks or a meal from our village cafe! Even a B&B maybe for weekend classes!

These are my hopes and dreams..possibilities. Let’s meet and embrace your ideas too! Let’s create a new home that is a sanctuary for ourselves, Mama

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: All spiritual practices and religions are welcome–as long as we are loving and believing in a Creator in all of us.

    All of these and especially non denomination/non religious spirituality

    Any or all–whatever fits best for each family, I homeschooled two of my children and regular schooled the other two (due to life circumstances!

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: We may develop a managing group but we will all have a voice in any decision making

    Well, like I said above we may have people who manage say the farming, or house building or pond managing but that’s it–just managers.

    We will decide together as a group with our spiritual Guides/Angels/Devas and God, Goddess, Great Spirit, Allah, Creator, Buddha, and so on. I suppose this is a group consensus!

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Additional Comments: No land purchased yet–hope to have 100-200 acres

    We all will. All members of Peaceful Village and probably some outside folk who would be shareholders.

    Hopefully about 10 or so. Maybe more in time if it feels right.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Some sharing may occur though with projects that we decide on like a community hall, or the farm, or building our retreat centre and visitor sheltors.

    Depends on the situation and person.

    Those who are too sick or elderly do not have to contribute labor though.

    This is to be decided. It doesn’t make sense to me except to share money to buy land together and for other basics like pond digging or well digging.

    Only if there is some money needed regularly for paper work or for someone who need to be paid for managing maybe on the Village. Has to be discussed and done with fairness and sensibility.

Diet

  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: No, this community does not permit alcohol use.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.
  • Additional comments: I would like to aim at sharing this much.

    None yet but once we are fully living in the village on land we choose, we would be growing as much of our own as possible.

    We would be vegetarians but would raise happy chickens, bees and sheep (for their wool only!) with deep respect, kindness and thanks and those with health challenges who must eat animal products while they heal would purchase these off the village.

    As above, I would like us all to be vegetarian or better vegan , but with those with serious health challenges I respect that animal products might be chosen temporarily for their healing.

Keywords

Spiritually intentional community ecovillage

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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.
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