Last updated: February 21, 2014 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: July 7, 2011


(Somerset, California, United States)

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.



  • Area: 5 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 1
  • Land owned by: Community controlled land trust
  • Additional Comments: inside NFS

    1 house, greenhouse


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


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


  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments: skills required

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


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

Additional Comments


In process

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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.