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yewlandia

Last updated: January 30, 2012 (4 years ago)

Listing created on: January 30, 2012

yewlandia

(West Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada)

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.

About

Housing

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

Membership

  • Adult Members: 10
  • Visitor Process: Please visit our website and fill out a contact form if you would like to talk more or visit us.
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Government

  • 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.

Economics

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

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%

Lifestyle

  • Shared meals: About once a week
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: We are conscious omnivores.
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Keywords

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