Last updated: February 21, 2014 (1 year 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.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge