Last updated: July 6, 2012 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: November 1, 2004
(Ithaca, New York, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2004
- Start Living Together: 2008
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.whitehawk.org
- Contact Name: White Hawk Ecovillage
- Phone: 607-330-2609
White Hawk Lane
Ithaca, New York, 14850
Visitors accepted: Yes
We encourage persons considering an intentional-community lifestyle to contact us and visit!
Please call 607-330-2609 or email email@example.com to arrange a visit.
Many visitors prefer to visit during a meeting – we have them monthly, on Sundays, near the middle of the month. Please visit our website or contact us for the next meeting date if you are interested.
Open to new Members: Yes
We are currently seeking new neighbors!
We are currently seeking new members to make their home in the beautiful Finger Lakes area of New York. We are a group of people from all walks of life building a sustainable neighborhood on 120 acres in Danby, New York, near Ithaca.
White Hawk membership is currently nine families and our numbers are growing. There are currently five families living at White Hawk. When completed we will have 30 homes sitting on approximately 10 acres of our 120 acres of farm, field, and forest.
We have monthly meetings, use consensus decision making, and encourage creativity and joyful neighborhood life.
One unique aspect of our community is that members are free to design their own homes, and not constrained to a few models selected by a developer! We can also provide economical & sustainable suggestions for those who would prefer more guidance. We support and encourage natural building methods such as straw bale, cob, cordwood, Earthship, dome, etc. The lots are in a circular form around the central common area and Common House.
We are people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds – we look forward to a diversity of skills, ideas, and talents, with the goal of passing down a thriving village to our children and their children. We have a common vision of a type of homesteading village and are already moving in that direction; skill-building, growing our own food (mainly through permaculture/edible forest gardens), animal husbandry (for milk/eggs/fiber), natural beekeeping, etc.
Our community is “on the grid” with electric, gas, phone, and internet, but some residents are moving toward off-grid independence. We encourage home-based businesses and bartering between residents to build local resilience.
Please visit our website or call 607-330-2609 for more information.