Last updated: February 17, 2014 (2 months 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!


  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Native American, Buddhist, Paganism/Earth Religions, Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Additional Comments: We have a Board of Directors and a Design Committee.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, at least partially.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 60 acres
  • Additional Comments: Want at least 60 acres

Labor and Money

  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Additional Comments: Undecided




  • 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: Mostly Vegan
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: Vegetarian and vegan

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

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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.