Last updated: January 30, 2012 (3 years ago)

Listing created on: January 30, 2012


(West Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada)

  • Status: Forming
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2007
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Address:

    West Kootenays, British Columbia,

  • Visitor Process

    Please visit our website and fill out a contact form if you would like to talk more or visit us.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

learning and abundance

Community Description:

We are a small community at the beginning of our journey together. We are located in the beautiful and conscious Slocan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. We own a 63 acre parcel of rolling forested land. The forest is ecologically diverse with an abundance of water, plant and animal life. We find great inspiration and connection through the Western Yew trees that populate our mountain home. We are currently a village of 5 adults and 5 children living, working and playing together.


  • Adult Members: 10
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: Full members hold the power to make decisions, though input is considered from non-shareholding members.

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 63 acres
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current Number of Residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: land is fully forested

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution:



  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: We are conscious omnivores.



kootenays, ecovillage,

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