Last updated: January 1, 2014 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: October 10, 2011

Salon de Montclair

(Salinas, California, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2011  Established: 2011
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Contact Name: Rick King
  • Phone: 831-443-8183
  • Address:
    237 Montclair Lane
    Salinas, California, 93906
    United States
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Call and talk if you are interested in visiting or if you are just curious about the area.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Building community

Community Description:

This is a residential home in a gated community. The owner is your host for bed and breakfast style meet ups and intimate gatherings for networking with like-minded individuals about future sustainable living arrangements and current lifestyle choices. This is an oasis and stop over for intentional communitarians and workshop teachers and artists. This space has it’s lineage and traditions from ZEGG in Germany, Ganas Community in New York, Network For New Culture both East and West, and Flowering Desert Community in Tucson, AZ. The philosophical and spiritual ideals include, but are not limited to, responsible non-monogamy, LBGT friendly lifestyles, the evolution into sustainable eco-villages, Human Awareness Institute graduate/attendees, The Body Electric School, Burning Man Project, Gaia hypothesis, yoga and tantra practice, music, fine art, the joy of cooking, and living life to the fullest.


  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
  • Education Style(s): Public Schooling


  • Decision Making: By a council, group of Elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Urban
  • Area: 0.06 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 1

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: To be determined

    To be determined

    To be determined


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • 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 occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Fair Housing Laws

Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may).

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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.