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Last updated: August 8, 2013 (11 months ago)
Listing created on: April 22, 2007

Wholistic Community Network IRC

(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2007
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.wholcom.net
  • Contact Name: Michaelg
  • Address:

    Vancouver, British Columbia,
    Canada

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Visit our CES-Vancouver website www.cesvancouver.ca or Global site at https://www.community-exchange.org

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

wholistic living

Community Description:

This is an invitation to be part of an Intentional Rural Community (IRC)now forming in Western Canada, probably British Columbia.

The project co-ordinator is Michael Greenstein, founder of the Wholistic Community Network (WCN). Michael is providing the initial leadership and has created a 9-page IRC proposal.

Our vision is that of a community guided by wholism, a way of living that encourages the balanced use of heart and mind, spirituality and science, faith and factual proof, etc.

We want to create a type of ecovillage where people of all ages and backgrounds are using the latest technologies in the fields of food and energy production, building construction, and interactive communication in a gentle and humane way. Our community setup could include greenhouses, fishponds, small-scale manufacturing workshops, therapy rooms and offices, guest accommodations, common meeting and eating hall, etc.

We see a community that is comfortable with scientific and spiritual practices and where the common goal is to create balance and harmony in all our relationships.

To learn more about this emerging community, please download the IRC proposal and invitation from the Wholistic Community Network website at www.wholcom.net. Look for the IRC link.

Be well.

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: does not apply

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Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments: exchange administrator

    now developing

    based on issue discussed

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Location: Urban, Urban
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Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: No
  • Additional Comments: exchange goods and services

    just forming / to be decided

    check and update info regularly

    just forming / to be decided

    just forming / to be decided

Diet

  • Shared meals: Rarely
  • Current food produced: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Additional comments: occasional potlucks

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Fair Housing Laws

Our community does not provide land or housing, so is not subject to fair housing laws.

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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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