Last updated: June 10, 2013 (9 months ago)
Listing created on: November 1, 2009
Ventura Urban Homestead Cooperative
(Ventura, California, United States)
- Status: Forming
- Visitors accepted: No
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Contact Name: Rachel Morris
Ventura, California, 93001
Visitors accepted: No
If you’re considering intentional community in Ventura, and the main ideas listed fit your desires, please drop me an e-mail so I can invite you to one of our potluck discussions. :->
Open to new Members: Yes
cooperative urban homestead
At the core, I am currently looking for a small group who together share the vision of intentional community on the Avenue. I want to be part of an effort with friends, not the grand poobah. Yay! Community!!
A historic schoolhouse and home have come up for sale one house away from my property. They’re not in great shape – but could be perfect for an intentional community!
I did complete my beautiful earthen-cob structure, and continue to get more and more of my food from the yard. The gray water system is working well. I’ve been working hard as ED of a non-profit, so my garden is in so-so shape.
This is the site of community cob, permaculture, mural painting, music, and graywater projects. It is in the process of morphing into an intentional urban community.
Potlucks and discussion of people seriously considering. You don’t have to be committed at this point – but this is not the place for people who just want to discuss co-op theory.
A walk-through of the properties for sale, to get a good feel for the work required for re-hab.
Keep working on the funding.
A small group of co-founders to lay out the mission and purpose, legal entity, and form of decision making. We’ll be laying the groundwork for a healthy start!
Additional people research, discuss, and continue to shape the vision. The plan is to purchase several adjoining houses and a community space. Housing Co-op or Home-Owners Association look like the legal entities that would fit us best. We’ll also have a non-profit so we can secure money for educational efforts we do.
*The new back-to-the-land movement is urban.
*Make home ownership affordable; co-purchase.
*We don’t all need our own; we can share tools, food, cars, space, burdens, joy.
*If you get confused – just ask Nature what to do.
“Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities”
by Diana Leafe Christian**