Last updated: June 6, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: July 16, 2010
Still Spirit Community Project
(Floyd, Virginia, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2007
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Contact Name: Sam Steffens
- Phone: 540-593-2099
2841 Black Ridge rd
Floyd, Virginia, 24091
intentional rural neighborhood
Currently there are 3 house holds living and caring for the land here.
Sevral of us are Quakers though we hold no religious belief as an entire community. The families here home school and we have a school room in the common house.
We are currently looking for a few good folks who want to learn or share their knowledge with us and the land. We are seeking Farm and Apothecary interns and we have 2 apprenticeships available.
We are a FARM/Artist community and work is on some days from sun up to sun down with a midday heat rest. We are happy to give tours and have day visitors. Those planning to spend longer time here need to be prepared that this is indeed a life not for the faint of heart mind or back. Healthy communication and strong work ethics are important for folks wanting to come and stay with us.
As a young community we strive to be realistic about the resources that we have available to us as we grow. We are striving for a multi-generational community that will leave a healthy and vibrant community to future generations.
We have no illusions about the simple reality that many intentional communities from eco-villages to co-housing projects do not last for very long. Building community, founded and functioning in a holistic manor is a lot of hard work physically, mentally and emotionally. There seems to be a continuous ebb and flow of time, energy, patience and financial stability. It is our goal to be as authentic as we can with each other aspiring to live in harmony with one another and our environment, while holding a fundamental respect for all life. We feel that with simple living techniques and mutual support we can be good stewards of the land and improve both social and economic sustainability, with a high quality of life.