Last updated: May 4, 2010 (5 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Rainbow Farm

(Selma, Indiana, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 1974  Established: 1974
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Phone: 765-747-7027
  • Address:
    3801 S County Rd 575 E
    Selma, Indiana, 47383-960459
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please call ahead (765-747-7027) and set up a guided welcome ~

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

sacred space provider

Community Description:

Rainbow Farm is an International Emissary Community dedicated to the spiritual regeneration of humankind and stewardship of the earth. It is located in east-central Indiana on 276 acres of forest and field. The current focus is the provision and creation of sacred space for healing and transformational work. The community operates a year-round / full-service retreat facility (Oakwood Retreat Center at Rainbow Farm) and hosts a wide variety of events and visitors. Please call ahead to visit.


  • Adult Members: 14
  • Child Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Emissaries


  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 326 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 9

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Membership dues provide housing and other membership privileges


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • 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 occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Community Affiliations

Sunrise Ranch, The Glen Ivy Center

Fair Housing Laws

Our community is a legally sanctioned church or religious organization and living in our community is restricted to members of that religion as allowed by law. Our religion does not discriminate based on race, color, or national origin. Housing in our community is non-commercial (i.e. not intended to make a profit).

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