Last updated: January 30, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: January 30, 2013

Senior Activists Living Together

(Linesville, Pennsylvania, United States)

Mission Statement:

Equality, Peace, and Struggle

Community Description:

At SALT we are bringing people together from a diversity of backgrounds to work cooperatively, live sustainably, participate in consensus, and combat injustice through writing and direct action. There will be an emphasis on senior care, but people of all ages are more than welcome. Community members are also free to come and go as they please and stay as long as they wish.


  • Adult Members: 3
  • Non-member Residents: 6
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: To each their own.


Social Factors


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 120 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: This is only as it stands NOW. This will change to a “share” process when we have more members.

    two in meadville, one in Linesville

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: No
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: This may change. But as of now, we just need a (preferably shared) flow of money to pay for utilities for the houses, invest in projects (wind energy, organic vegetables, chickens, repair, construction, etc. based on what we decide through consensus), and pay for food. So minimal sharing as far as income goes as of now. (See Regular Fees)

    But due to current predicaments, it would be valued.It would be preferred if all members contributed in some way or another.

    $700.00 per month for utilities. (This will change as we install wind turbines etc. in the near future).


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Additional comments: We hope to have at least one meal a day together at the farm.

    We hope to grow a large number of it in the near future. But as of now it is 0%. We hope that members with the desire and drive will build what they wish. What we collectively and individually decide.

    We will accommodate.

    All will be accommodated.

    Free to use

    Free to use, but prohibited indoors.

Fair Housing Laws

Our community fits the legal definition of “housing for older persons” meaning housing occupied solely by persons 62 years of age or older; or housing in which 80% of the occupied units have at least one person 55 years of age or older, and which meet certain other requirements. Thus we may restrict membership/residency to those of a certain age and may have limits on child membership/residency in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, nationality, religion, sex/gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, creed, appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or domestic abuse.


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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.