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woodrat

Last updated: August 24, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: September 26, 2012

woodrat

(sebastopol, California, United States)

Mission Statement:

permaculture

Community Description:

so we’re not going to make you read the same generic (yet awesome) description of an ecovillage like how we strive for sustainability, haromney, peace, beauty, blah blah blah. Those are all given in the definition of an ecovillage.

so a couple of things make us a little different:
we are situated inside another larger intentional community which we are members of. but we are more focused on natural buildings, permaculture, and lifelong education,
we are a little obsessed with aesthetics, minimalism, and avoiding yucky things like blue tarps and generators.

we’re way off the grid. but we do have wi-fi

we are very interested in finding more members, but life here is a little too rugged for most people. (mostly because the closest parking is 10 minutes walk from here)

in living here you would have to commit some work and some shared time with the rest of us. it would be like joining the family that most of us have never had. (I don’t know if that’s descriptive at all)
you would also need to be accepted as a member by the larger IC we are a part of.

About

Housing

  • Area: 300 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 5.5
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments: shared land

    a benevolent trusting landlord

Membership

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: contact us and tell us why you are interested.
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Fair Housing Laws

This community acknowledges that their listing does not include any potential violations of the Fair Housing Law, or that they do not provide housing. For any questions about this topic please see our Content Policies and contact FIC with any questions or concerns: support@ic.org.

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