Last updated: August 24, 2013 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: September 26, 2012

woodrat

(sebastopol, California, United States)

  • Status: Established
  • Formed: 2011  Established: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.woodratcommunity.blogspot.com
  • Phone: (973) 271 9973
  • Address:

    sebastopol, California, 95472
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    contact us and tell us why you are interested.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

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.

Population

  • Adult Members: 7
  • Non-member Residents: 3
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Government

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

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 300 acres
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Current number of residences: 5.5
  • Additional Comments: shared land

    a benevolent trusting landlord

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat important – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.

Fair Housing Laws

Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may).

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.