Riddle Farm

Last updated: August 14, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: January 17, 2012

Riddle Farm

(Marshall, North Carolina, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2011
  • Start Living Together: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Jessie Thistlegrove
  • Phone: 828-649-1868
  • Address:

    Marshall, North Carolina,
    United States

Mission Statement:

Transition Community

Community Description:

We are in the process of restoring a 100-year old farm with the goal of raising heritage hogs, nubian goats, chickens, ducks, mushrooms, catfish and trout in a permaculture setting. There are 13 acres adjacent to us that we would like to purchase with others interested in building small, energy-efficient homes in a multi-generational setting. We are very much intested in helping those around us make the transition to a local, sustainable economy that respects and cares for nature. There are some small dwellings that may be available to rent while you buy in and build.



  • Area: 16 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: currently 3, with the intention of adding 13

    this is our intention


  • Adult Members: 12
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: Email or phone
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: We intend to build a red tent for menstruating women


  • Decision Making: By an individual community leader
  • Identified Leader: No


  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: Please be financially self-sufficient

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: but not required

    with a goal of 85%

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

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ecovillage, family farm, permaculture,

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.