Primitive Ways Ecovillage

Last updated: July 18, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: December 23, 2010

Primitive Ways Ecovillage

(, California, United States)

Mission Statement:

Permaculture& Primitive skills

Community Description:

As a young boy I visited an old miwok village on a field trip in Novato ca. That trip to that village would always change the way I see the world. It made our world seem so complicated and full of unnessisary things. 
   So here I am 20 years later, ready to change my life. I quit my jobs sold everything I can’t fit in my backpack.
   On may 5th last year (2010) I hit the road in search of a place to start my primitive life. 

I have been living the last 11 months on the road, doing what i can to live off the land or with the land. Harvesting wild edible plants, mushrooms & herbs, fishing & hunting small game.
Here is a small list from last year dandelion, wild onion, wild garlic, wild carrot, Yampa, False Salomon’s Seal berry, serviceberry, elder berry, black berry, thimble berry, Currant berry wild strawberry, goose berry, hazel nut, mushrooms:  white matsutake , morels, shaggy manes, scaly Chantalles , medicinal: saint john wart, mullein, willow bark, Yarrow

I lived in the Shasta-Trinity National forest for 7 months this past year, and planning to go back this spring soon as the snow melts a bit. Last year I made it to Shasta on may 5th with little snow still on the ground.

I’m looking for people that want to join me in this adventure

Our main focus will be lowering our carbon footprint and becoming a self sustaining community. We will achieve our goal through green energy, sustainable organic farming practices (permaculture)and by building low environmental impact housing such as cob, eco-domes (by, and primitive structures like tepees.

Co-Creators Wanted:
Looking for like minded people willing to work hard and make a difference.If your not ready to join and become part of the community but want to help make a difference,we are accepting land and money donations.

Actively looking for land to be Donated, and in the process of writing government grants for land and building supplies.


  • Adult Members: 5
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Practice what you like preach nothing

    Practice what you like preach nothing

    by parent(s

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Co-Creators

    Co -Creators

Land and Buildings

  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments: Still looking for land


Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: Income from items made and or harvested from the village will go back in to the village for supplies, rent, & taxes

    All tasks will be divided up evenly,The more members we have the less work one will be needed to do. Obtaining a sustainable lifestyle is not eazy, work will be a daily event in our lives.

    If no government grants are used in the obtaining of land, Co-Creators split land cost & down payment

    Co-Creators split land cost & yearly taxes (if income from land does not cover



  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


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


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


  • Additional comments: Healthy whole foods (vegetarian & non vegetarian meals will be available

    100% will be our goal

    Healthy whole foods (vegetarian & non vegetarian meals will be available

    Healthy whole foods (vegetarian & non vegetarian meals will be available

    i would like it to be home grown, home brewed, and organic

    i would like it to be home grown and organic




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