Last updated: February 21, 2014 (1 year ago)
Listing created on: July 7, 2011


(Somerset, California, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2010
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Fred
  • Address:

    Somerset, California, 95684
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Please email us with your inquiries and dates you would like to visit. Various on-site accommodations available. If you would like to stay more than two days, we require 4 hours of productive on-site work.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Living Energies

Community Description:

We are an experiental learning center for teaching ‘Living + bio-dynamic energies’ along with community microgrid technolgies, self-reliant living and integrated renewable energies.

We are looking for help with continuing construction of our international learning center and expanding our biodynamic gardens.

We own our land free + clear, surrounded by national forest nestled in the Sierra, 60 miles east of Sacramento.

Owner/builder is an adjunct professor in Europe (Austria) and USA.

We have started a Meet-up Group to network northern Calfornia ecoVillage
you can search for it through this web site ( or and search for Ecovillage Northern California network and please join and share your interests.


  • Adult Members: 2
  • Non-member Residents: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors


    • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
    • Additional Comments: TBD

    Land and Buildings

    • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
    • Location: Rural
    • Area: 5 acres
    • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
    • Current number of residences: 1
    • Additional Comments: inside NFS

      1 house, greenhouse

    Labor and Money

    • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
    • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
    • Required Labor contribution: 0
    • Additional Comments: skills required


    • Current food produced: Between 25-50%
    • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
    • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
    • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
    • Tobacco Use: No, this community does not permit tobacco use.

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    Self-reliant, Renewable Energy, micro-grid, eco village, community, northern california, bio-dynamic

    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.
    Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge