Primitive Vegan/Vegetarian

Last updated: August 17, 2014 (1 year ago)

Listing created on: January 6, 2006

Primitive Vegan/Vegetarian

(Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States)

Mission Statement:

vegetarian, primitive, ecology

Community Description:

We’re interested in forming a vegan/vegetarian primitivist, low-tech community: without electricity, plumbing, chainsaws, or store-bought tools and building materials. Perhaps we could start out using some of these things, but then gradually phase them out at our own pace, as we learn other ways. We want to have warm, cozy huts, and gather around our beautiful, hand built hearth(s), rather than having a stark life and being freezing in the winter!

We’re thinking to be somewhere in the warmer regions of North America, depending on the people who join.

So far, we’re envisioning a group in which monogamy is a strongly held value for our human relationships, as well as welcoming people of all sexual orientations and racial/ethnic backgrounds. We’re thinking of a peaceful, musical, low-key lifestyle, with eclectic or earth spirituality. Most dogs would probably not fit into this vegan/vegetarian picture, due to barking, chasing, and/or killing wildlife and our chickens!


  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No

Land and Buildings

  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0



  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 100 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay), Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: Vegetarian and/or vegan


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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

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