Last updated: January 10, 2014 (3 months ago)
Listing created on: November 23, 2012

Torus Artist Ecovillage

(, Colorado, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2014
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Address:

    , Colorado,
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: No

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    We’re still in the forming stages, a great time to join the ride.

Mission Statement:

art, aquaponics, free energy

Community Description:

Torus Artist Ecovillage: A village that will support art, grow organic food, use natural energy… and won’t charge its residents a penny.
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The idea is to create a truly holistic home and creation space to accommodate artists of any form… an ecovillage where we will create, grow, share, and learn… produce fresh food year-round with indoor aquaponics (and seasonally with a massive food forest), live efficiently with sustainable technologies, utalise natural energy… and live comfortably without so much dependency on money. All in energy efficient, disaster resistant, dome or torus-shaped homes. A place where artists can just be artists… creatively free…
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In the beginning, it will be a place where artists can peacefully practice their art whilst being self-reliant… both energy and food can and will be free. In time, it will evolve into an experiential learning environment, where others can come and learn from resident artists and, if they so desire, simultaneously be resident artists themselves. The idea is to offer a choice of freedom from lives that are essentially obsolete, and offer the world another functioning example of a modern sustainable lifestyle that embraces and encourages ingenuity and creativity.
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Each individual or couple will have their own private residence with a personal greenhouse space. There will also be studio and workshop domes for the various arts… a theatre for performances… a museum to showcase ecovillage art… and even a healing dome with a small pool, sauna, and infirmary… just to name a few.
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The price of residency will be paid in practical contributions (not money) that help maintain community functionality. Money for things that can’t be produced within the ecovillage can be made through collective artistic expressions, performances, tours, and lessons.
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The land upon which the ecovillage will reside will be more than just a sanctuary for artists, it will be a sanctuary for local wildlife… a safe haven from hunters, rich with food bearing trees and fresh ponds in their shade. Torus Artist Ecovillage will be sharing the land, not using it.
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Thank you for reading!
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With love & gratitude,
~Adairia (creator / manager)
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Twitter: @TorusArtist
(Links also to the right under “Email This Community”)

Population

  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Art. Living in the moment.

    Essentials like basic mathematics and reading may be left up to the parents… But because this village will focus on art and sustainability, school-aged children will have the opportunity learn these things on an ongoing basis. They’ll be encouraged to participate in whatever captures their interest, be it an existing classes or elaborate apprenticeships… and if enough children wish to learn something specific that doesn’t have a class, we’ll create a class for them.

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Additional Comments: The process itself will be held in a way that encourages sincerity, often during communal meals or in a relaxed social setting where everyone can feel comfortable and equal when speaking.

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 300 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 111
  • Additional Comments: this the approximate amount of land that is planned to be purchased for the village… currently gathering funds.

    there will be 111 3-bedroom residential buildings, each bedroom will have a private bathroom.

Labor and Money

  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: We plan to utalise Bitcoin as our primary currency, before, during, and after building. Money for things that can’t be produced within the village can be earned through collective artistic expressions, performances, tours, and lessons. Artists are also welcome to earn their own personal money through their own individual endeavours.

    Minimal: the idea is to keep it to one chore per person per day, or just a few chores per person per week. It depends on the requirements of the village, but maximium time for artistic endeavours is also a high priority.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional comments: There will be a set schedule of communal meals: Every wednesday – breakfast, lunch and dinner will be communal. Every other day… sunday, monday, tuesday, thursday, friday, saturday – only dinner will be communal.

    Ideally, we will produce all the food we consume. This includes an option for certain meats.

    The idea is to eat what we produce, so available food within the village is limited to what the village can produce. However, there will be no restrictions against outside food as a personal choice.

    While not everyone may partake, it will still be allowed.

    While not everyone may partake, it will still be allowed.

Video Gallery

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Keywords

arts, free energy, dance, acting, music, filmmaking

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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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