Last updated: November 8, 2014 (1 month ago)
Listing created on: October 10, 2011

Walden Ecovillage

(Anywhere, Maine, United States)

Mission Statement:

Rational. Sustainable. Live. Love. Learn.

Community Description:

Greetings Future Communards!

This is a gathering place for progressive Naturalists who want to discuss creating an exceptionally rewarding life experience within an education & science-oriented, technologically advanced, therapeutic, egalitarian & eco-friendly anarcho-communist farm resort setting.

Our Therapeutic Ecovillage, in an effort to fulfill our social entrepreneurial mission (which includes self-sufficiency) will consist of at least 4 parts. Each component (listed below) will serve two basic functions: 1) provide for the direct needs of the community & 2) deliver revenue from outside sources.

1)Our Experimental Organic Farm:
a)Year-round delicious organic sustenance for residents & guests.
b)Hands-on training for our ‘Life Improvement’ curriculum (Permaculture, animal husbandry, food preparation & more).
c)Experimental farming benefits.

2)A ‘Life Improvement’ therapeutic Eco-Resort featuring: ABA, REBT, Secular Humanism, Permaculture & various non-mystical Eastern practices.
a)Hotel
b)Restaurant
c)Spa (yoga, meditation, massage, exercise, Dietitian, personal services)
d)Recreational facilities.

3)An Ecoversity: Education/Research Center that develops vocational/technical/academic research & training for rational living & sustainable development.

4)Peripheral businesses derived from mission-related factors, community needs & the marketable skills that members bring to the enterprise.

Our Therapeutic Ecovillage Community Enterprise will:
1) Provide ‘Quality of Life’ research, training & support for ourselves, our guests and future generations of humanity.
2)Demonstrate the exceptional lifestyle & individual happiness that’s derived from living rationality, communally & ethically.
3)Grow and replicate.

* I am currently involved with village revitalization projects in Greece & Turkey. Please contact me with any questions.

Population

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: No
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Secular Humanism

    *See Cultural Materialism- superstructure

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious Community, Agnostic, Humanist, Other
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: Decision processesies vary w/ type of decision

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Not yet, we aspire to do so.
  • Location: Rural, Suburban, Small Town, Other
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Hydro-Electric, Biomass, Biogas
  • Additional Comments: All of these questions (about housing, land and etc) are moot as we are in the forming stage and have not yet acquired real property.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: 100%
  • Shared Expenses: 100%
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No

Diet

  • 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 often.

Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Keywords

secular, humanism, education, atheist, anarchist, communist, science, behaviorism, permaculture

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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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