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Last updated: December 24, 2011 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: December 23, 2011

Stargazer EcoVillage

(Greenville, South Carolina, United States)

Mission Statement:

Cooperative Cohousing in SC

Community Description:

This is a Cohousing project in the early planning stages in the Upstate of South Carolina. The Community will utilize a combination of Cohousing and Cooperative Businesses, such as Community Supported Agriculture, to achieve the Ecovillage ideal of Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability. We are currently seeking interested and entrepreneurial individuals to help work with us to make this a reality.

Population

  • Adult Members: 2
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community, Public Schooling

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Other, Other
  • Additional Comments: The Goal is Between 15 and 30 units.

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: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: TBD: The Community will Self-Manage, so there will be a labor contribution.

    The Purchase of a Lot and a Homeowners Association Dues

    Homeowners Association Dues for the upkeep of the Commons

Diet

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • 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 occasionally.
  • Additional comments: Through a Community Supported Agriculture Initiative

    Personal Discretion

    Personal Discretion

Keywords

Ecovillage, Cohousing, Cooperative

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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.
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