A__ Rogue River Eco Village Destination Resort

Central Point, Oregon, United States

  • Last updated: July 21, 2017 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: June 29, 2017

Mission Statement

RRECDR is a state of the art sustainable living paradise experience that integrates Sustainable Living, Green Businesses and Sustainable Eco Tourism

Community Description

First-of-its-kind, The Rogue River Eco-Village Destination Resort (RREVDR) is an iconic eco-village destination resort in development in southern Oregon to create an up-scale off-the-grid, sustainable green “smart grid” community of 450 green homes and green eco-businesses using the best green architectural designs and system technologies available. An elite team of top system engineers, green architects, permaculture designers, landscape architects, solar & hydroelectric developers, renewable energy consultants and advisors, hydrologists, geologists, water resource engineers and green business developers are assembled into one of the most innovative green think-tank engineering coalitions ever created. A unique green Home Owners Association and 23 Anchor Businesses are integrated into the first of its kind eco village destination resort in USA.The RREVDE is located on 2,110 acres in some of the most spectacular rural, undeveloped land in southern Oregon, Jackson County between Central Point and Gold Hill on a beautiful scenic bend of the Rogue River. Herds of wild elk roam this undisturbed rural land. This land is only 5 minutes from Interstate 5 and 20 minutes from Medford and yet is it in rural undeveloped land that has a diverse range of topography– meadows,. timber, wetlands, creeks, river.

The RREVDR Water Distribution Design is one of the most spectacular water harvesting and delivery engineering designs created. The primary water delivery originates with an all natural rock channel coming off the historic wild and scenic Rogue River with a beautiful intricate distribution of rock bank water canals integrating with seasonal creeks, collection ponds, wells, natural reservoir lake, storm run-off catchment areas, storage channels & storage tanks and rain cisterns that are all integrated into a “smart water delivery grid system” with overflows designed for instream return back to the Rogue River. All the RREVDR systems are integrated into the innovative water distribution system design. The Hydro-Electric and Solar Power systems, Water Treatment Filtration system and Potable Water Delivery system, Grey Water Recycling system, Living Biological system, Organic agriculture system, Agro-forestry, Gardens, Orchards, Vineyard, Green-houses, Aquaponics and Eco-Ranch are all integrated into a “smart water delivery grid system.”

450 Eco-Homes Built Over a 5 Year Phase Plan
150 Cabins/Cottages/Yurts/Tents/Teepees/RV Park
Community Center, Clubhouse, Social Lounge, Juice Bar
Organic Cafeteria, Performance Stage, Commercial Kitchen,
Pool, Jacuzzi, Rec Room, Health Spa, Tennis Courts
16 Recreational Resort Programs, 22 Kidsville Activities
Rogue River Boat Dock; Boating Rentals, Kayak, Rafting
Miles of Trails, Walkways and Adjacent BLM Land
Outdoor Amphitheater on 55 Acre Festival Grounds
15 Acre Parking Lot / Eco Shuttles
6 Retreat Programs; 9 Annual Live Event Venues
Dogland & Animal Eco-Resort
Eco Farm with Green Houses, Biodynamic Gardens, Orchards
Takelma Recreated Indian Village with Sacred Site Tours
6 Farm Programs, Farm Market & Gift Store, Rental Shop
Agriculture Laboratory & Permaculture Research Center
State-of-the-art Aquaponics Fish Hatchery
Sustainable Eco Animal Ranch with 6 Programs
Learning Center with 5 Programs
Rotational Season Petting Zoo
Equine Center– 10 Programs; Horse, Llama & Carriage Rentals
State-of-the-art Living Biological Sewage System
State-of-the-art-Water Treatment System/Collection Ponds
Hydro, Solar, Battery Energy Off-Grid/Smart Grid Control Station

About

  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Traditional or Indigenous Community
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events, Eco Ranch, Amphitheater, Biological Living Sewage, Horse Center, Learning Center, Permaculture Research Center, Wilderness Treks, Sacred Site Tours, River Sports, Aquaponics, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Indigenous Indian Village, Health Center, Hiking Guides, Kayaking, Rafting, Tennis, Spas, Clubhouse, Social Lounge, Juice Bar, Organic Cuisine Cafeteria, Petting Zoo, Llama Treks, Orchards, Farm Market, Kidsville, Green Golf Vehicles. Mountain Biking, Permaculture Research Institute; Learning Center, Eco Destination Resort
  • Location: Rural

Housing

  • Status: We have land in the permitting or zoning stage
  • Current Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Planned number of residences: 450
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Multi-family homes, Tiny house, Yurt, tee-pee, dome, treehouse, or tent, Mobile homes, RV’s, converted buses, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental, Work-exchange
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    RREVDR has truly created an elite design team of green architects, permaculture designers, sustainable community planners, landscape architects, hydrologists, geologists, solar and hydroelectric engineers, agriculture scientists, soils scientist, biologists, structural engineers and land use consultants.  Every aspect of a building design system from purpose, application and execution must compliment, enhance and support the ecosystems in an integrative engineering whole system design.

    Strict emphasis applies a Natural Resource Management System and Conservation Biology System where all natural resources such as land, water, soil, plants and animals are managed in land stewardship programs that protect and preserve the biodiversity of species, their habitats and ecosystems and improves the quality of human life for both present and future generations.  

    Our integrative engineering ensures that residential and industrial green building systems, agricultural systems, renewable energy systems, water harvesting, water treatment & water delivery systems, biological sewage systems and recycling systems are all created in a whole systems integration that compliments and improves the way people, permaculture designs and natural landscapes interact.

Membership

  • Adult Members: 650
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please go to our website– www.RogueRiverEcoVillage.com and sign up for our newsletter. You can also email or phone us and we can discuss your interests, schedule and availability.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    We are in the process of creating a unique Green Home Owners Association and Business Owners Association that work together to manage many maintenance programs, projects, committees, and ecovillage amenities that homeowners and residents can enjoy in this unique destination resort. These resident amenities and resident programs include the following: This structure will also facilitate the expansion for RREVDR to be a quasi-municipality enabling many benefits. Homeowners and Business Owners will have access to:

    1. Green Architectural Committee
    2. Municipality Designation
    3. Community Center Clubhouse
    4. Organic Cafeteria
    5. Potlucks & Party Events
    6. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
    7. Community Gardens
    8. Community Gardens
    9. Private Gardens
    10. Amphitheater Events
    11. Housekeeping
    12. Wells
    13. Volunteering
    14. Childcare
    15. Utilities– water, renewable energy,Trash Sewage
    16. Roads & Trails Maintenance
    17. Lighting
    18. Smart Meters
    19. Landscape
    20. Electrical
    21. Plumbing
    22. Heating & Air Conditioning
    23. Fire & Safety
    24. Music & Art
    25. Potlucks & Party Events
    26. Bulletin Board
    27. Parking & Transportation
    28. Security & Complaints
    29. Gate Security
    30. Guest Passes
    31. Recreation Room
    32. Swimming Pool
    33. Jacuzzi
    34. Tennis
    35. Volleyball
    36. Horseriding
    37. Kayaking
    38. Gold Panning
    39. White Water Rafting
    40. Petting Zoo
    41. Wilderness Treks
    42. Llama Treks
    43. Mountain Bike Riding
    44. Fishing
    45. Health Spa

  • Additional Comments:

    The RREVDR Business Owners Association has different committees and projects that are a vital part in the destination resorts growth, expansion and advancing into forming its own municipality of self-government and jurisdiction. The planning and development processes are carefully organized, structured and executed to enable RREVDR to provide it own water, energy, sewage, trash disposal contracts and to expand its own postal service, school and police departments.

    As a municipality, RREVDR would have security gates and each entrance where guests, visitors, clients, residents, and employees would have colored designated badges on their cars ensuring proper entry while providing proper security into the gated community destination resort. Designation as a municipality would also allow the Coalition of 22 Green Anchor Businesses to expand with more green businesses offering expanded services and programs into the destination resort and eco-village lifestyle. While expansion would be limited, there are many visionary green programs and services that can be expanded into the RREVDR.

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes, multiple identified leaders
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    While RREVDR is a ecotourism resort that brings international visitors and guests, there is a top priority to create and maintain privacy, separation, autonomy and independence for the RREVDR homeowners and residents. The RREVDR Home Owners Association (HOA) and Business Owners Association (BOA) are 2 separate legal associations that both work together to improve, protect and preserve the quality of the green community lifestyle. Both Associations work together to maintain the integrity and sustenance of the RREVDR green community. The HOA also works to maintain the architectural quality in designs, engineering, construction and maintenance of all developments through its architecture committees. RREVDR Home Owners Association & Business Owners Association are part of a new green community management organization where all residents and 23 Green Business Anchors can vote equally and manage a diverse range of committees. The HOA works closely with the Coalition of 23 Green Anchor Businesses to administrate and manage many maintenance programs, projects, committees, and eco-village amenities that homeowners and residents can enjoy in this unique destination resort.  These resident amenities and resident programs include the following: 

    1. Green Architectural Committee
    2. Municipality Designation
    3. Community Center Clubhouse
    4. Organic Cafeteria
    5. Potlucks & Party Events
    6. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
    7. Community Gardens
    8. Community Gardens
    9. Private Gardens
    10. Amphitheater Events
    11. Housekeeping
    12. Wells
    13. Volunteering
    14. Childcare
    15. Utilities– water, renewable energy,Trash Sewage
    16. Roads & Trails Maintenance
    17. Lighting
    18. Smart Meters
    19. Landscape
    20. Electrical
    21. Plumbing
    22. Heating & Air Conditioning
    23. Fire & Safety
    24. Music & Art
    25. Potlucks & Party Events
    26. Bulletin Board
    27. Parking & Transportation
    28. Security & Complaints
    29. Gate Security
    30. Guest Passes
    31. Recreation Room
    32. Swimming Pool
    33. Jacuzzi
    34. Tennis
    35. Volleyball
    36. Horseriding
    37. Kayaking
    38. Gold Panning
    39. White Water Rafting
    40. Petting Zoo
    41. Wilderness Treks
    42. Llama Treks
    43. Mountain Bike Riding
    44. Fishing
    45. Health Spa

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: No
  • Additional Comments:

    The Coalition of 23 Green Anchor Businesses is formed as an integral part of the RREVDR business plan and eco-village destination resort management services.   Their expertise, dedication, experience, resources and management in their respective eco-resort green business service adds value to the RREVDR intellectual property and greatly expands RREVDR branding in ecotourism and geotourism internationally.

    The Coalition of 23 Green Anchor Businesses is a major part of the RREVDR marketing campaigns where ecotourism agencies worldwide will book various types of RREVDR destination retreat packages.  Each of the 23 Green Businesses are networked into ecological, social and economic sustainability while working together in marketing and cross-promotions campaigns internationally.   All 23 Green Anchor Business are integrated into equity partnerships with exclusive international RREVDR branding rights tied to proprietary services and products, intellectual property, options for participating in research and development contracts, sales and licensing agreements, merchandising and revenue sharing that includes destination resort tours, entrance fees, various eco-resort and green recreational ecotourism programs and packages.  

    Each Green Business will purchase land parcels for their anchor business and will fund and build their own separate business infrastructure developments, construction, employee base and have their own separate business identity and proprietary equip-ment.   They will be able to use the applicable RREVDR green electricity, water, sewage, waste management and all the destination resort services listed in the RREVDR Green Anchor Business Agreement.   
     
    Each of the 23 Green Businesses listed below will be part of the RREVDR international brand messaging, cross-promotions, brand packaging and will share in the resort revenue profits.  All 23 Green Businesses will participate and make available their respective business service in RREVDR green eco-resort tours for public, schools, strategic partners, tour groups, media, celebrities and research programs worldwide.

    The RVEVDR development has outlined a charter to operate as a quasi-municipality corporate entity and HOA integrating 450 green homes with 23 Green Anchor Businesses.   Please contact us regarding your green business interest, expertise and participation capabilities.   We’re looking for like-minded visionaries and green businesses to join our RREVDR elite green design team.  To see the 23 Green businesses please go to– https://www.rogueriverecovillage.com/22-green-businesses

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are totally off grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Hydro-Electric, Biomass, Biofuel
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: 100%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: 100%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Workshop, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Hot tub or hot springs, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Scale Kitchen, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Waterfront access, Gym or sports area, Internet, Eco Ranch, Amphitheater, Biological Living Sewage, Horse Center, Learning Center, Permaculture Research Center, Wilderness Treks, Sacred Site Tours, River Sports, Aquaponics, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Indigenous Indian Village, Health Center, Hiking Guides, Kayaking, Rafting, Tennis, Spas, Clubhouse, Social Lounge, Juice Bar, Organic Cuisine Cafeteria, Petting Zoo, Llama Treks, Orchards, Farm Market, Kidsville, Green Golf Vehicles. Mountain Biking, Permaculture Research Institute; Learning Center, Eco Destination Resort
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms)
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    The RREVDR Eco Farm Green Business provides a diverse range of farming operations including Multi-Functional farm sites, Community Biodynamic Gardens, Orchards, Agroforestry, Companion Planting, Greenhouses and provides food to the Organic Cafeteria. It also operates a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), program and works in creative partnerships with other farms and with schools, medical and wellness facilities, restaurants, hotels, homes for social therapy and other organizations. The Eco Farm also works with the Agriculture and Permaculture Research Center in research projects and internship programs with strategic agribusiness partners.

    The RREVDR Eco Farm operates integrative organic sustainable agricultural operations that has a direct impact that improves the ecological, social and economic sustainability of all 23 Green Anchor Businesses. Our approach to sustainable farming, applies to ranching, gardening, water harvesting; hydro power, biological sewage, recycling and renewable energy production and living. Our integrative engineering designs in constructed eco-systems integrate plants, animals, landscapes, structures and humans into symbiotic systems. Our technology is constantly improving by mimicking nature even in the harvest cycles of CSA programs, farm store and farmers market program designed into a local organic food hub distribution.

  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    The RREVDR Health & Spa Center creates the perfect natural environment for healing the mind/body/spirit in a eco-village destination resort setting. Health services include spa’s and jacuzzis, mud baths, massage therapy with aromatherapy that uses essential oils, herbs and other aromatic compounds to improve and enhance mind, mood, and health states. The Healing Center provides many programs and activities including Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong and Aerobics Fitness classes. Jacuzzi, Hot Tubs and Spa sessions can also be used before massage to loosen up after a busy day.

    Other health spa services include personal trainers, reflexology, facials, pedicures, manicures, health and fitness classes, organic menu planning, weight training, nutrition workshops and more. The Health and Spa Center integrates wellness, healing and health programs with the Equine Center’s assisted animal therapy programs and the Eco Ranch’s Petting Zoo, Llama Treks, and Wilderness Pack Trips with Overnight Camp-Outs, and the Eco Farms Care Farm program, and the Recreation Department’s Kayaking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting programs and the Learning Center’s programs involving the Indigenous Village activities and ceremonial gathering events.

  • Additional Comments:

    The programs and activities of all the 23 Green Businesses has an inter-active and integrative approach which is part of the ethics and principles of sustainable living in a green community that networks health, vitality and rejuvenation programs and activities.   All of RREVDR programs, services and activities integrate ecological, economical and social sustainability.   There are so many options that visitors, clients, and guests can choose with regard to the type of activity or involvement with one of RREVDR’s green business programs. The Health & Spa Center also has the option to expand the health center operations to provide alternative health care services including Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Kinesiology, Reiki Healing, Healing Touch Therapy, Aromather- apy, Dance Therapy, Qi Gong, Shiatsu, Meditation, Hypno-therapy, Music Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Tai Chi, Yoga, Energy Chakra Heal-ing, Magnetic Therapy. The Health & Spa Center also has the option to expand the health center operations to provide conventional health services that can include MD’s, DO’s, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, DNA Genetics Tests & DNA Tests for Ancestry, Pain Treatment Center, Physical Therapy, and Dentist.

Additional Comments

RREVDR’s Agriculture Laboratory and Permaculture Research Center will host and sponsor permaculture research & development projects with strategic alliances, universities agribusiness partners, manufacturers, research institutes, and internships in a wide range of green building technologies and  intellectual properties. It works with all 23 Green Business Anchors, Home Owners Association, Green Building committees to ensure that all observation and analysis in site plans, designs and engineering meet the permaculture guidelines criteria without degrading the natural environment. The Research Center also serves as a consultant with all federal, state and county agencies to ensure regulatory compliance in all design & engineering systems.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Ecovillage Network of the Americas, Rainbow Family, Global Ecovillage Network – North America (GENNA)

Community Affiliations

International Eco Village networking

Keywords

Eco Village, Off-Grid, Organic Farming, Outdoor Amphitheater, Eco Ranch, Hydro, Solar