Last updated: June 21, 2010 (3 years ago)
Listing created on: January 15, 2010

Wyomanock

(stephentown, New York, United States)

Mission Statement:

village, sustainability center

Community Description:

I have a vision to establish an IC on 95 acres of land that I own on the NY side of the Berkshire/Taconic range. I do not have a master plan or participants at this stage. I have embarked on the creation of Wyomanock Center, a non-profit, to promote sustainability and environmental education at this site. On 6/19/10, we had our inaugural solstice celebration, with many like minded souls attending and helping with the groundbreaking of our cobwood home for Wyomanock Center. We continue to oversee the activities of an established and growing community garden at a nearby urban landscape, Pittsfield MA. (www.WestSideFarmProject.org) At Wyomanock, I envision an ecovillage with 20 or more residents and a small scale farm and possibly a farm store. I already have 3 older houses on the land, which can currently be rented/shared by participants. Two of them (which can be viewed on website)have been completely rebuilt (and currently vacant), one, 85% complete, with photovoltaics and soon solar hot water heating. There are 10 bedrooms total. The land has a mix of fertile fields, ponds, streams, wetlands and woods. The location is not far from urban areas and cultural centers. I am looking for a collaboration of people with similar values and a desire to promote sustainability to the greater community.

Population

Social Factors

Government

  • Identified Leader: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 95 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: 2 sites

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: No
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Market value room rent

Diet

Keywords

share, sustainability, environmental education, renewable energy

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.