Primitive Vegan/Vegetarian

Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States

  • Last updated: February 28, 2017 (3 months ago)
  • Listing created on: January 6, 2006

Mission Statement

So far, we’re envisioning 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!

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.



  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities)
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We do not have land
  • Planned Residence Types: Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Natural built structues, Lots to build on


  • Visitor Process:

    Community does not yet exist. Please join our yahoo discussion group (see link) or send paper letter.

  • Visitors accepted: No


  • Decision Making: yet to be decided; maybe modified consensus or sociocracy?
  • Identified Leader: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes (some debt)

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Biomass, Biogas, Passive Solar
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned food produced: Almost All, around 90%


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian Only (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegetarian, Mostly Vegan
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Yes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Vegetarian and/or vegan

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Nature/Earth spirituality
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), OPEN Trust


vegetarian, primitive, ecology