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Queer in Community is the intentional communities network for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, queers, faeries, dykes, and the people who love us. Check it out and come join us!
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About Us

IraTreeCrQueer in Community (QIC) was founded in May, 1998. The network is formed of individuals who identify as queer or queer-positive, who either live in intentional community or would like to, and affiliated queer and queer-positve communities.

Some definitions for use on this site:
Queer – We do not limit ourselves to any particular definition of queer. For some, it means sexuality in any form beyond traditional heterosexual coupling. Others refuse to define queer at all, on the basis that you know queer when you see it, and any definition is limiting and confining. By “queer-positive” we mean welcoming with open arms, embracing the queerness of queer members and friends, and considering a queer life path to be a positive thing!
Community – is a word with many meanings. When we say “intentional community” we mean a group of people who are choosing to live together.

 

What We Offer

Goals of QIC

Promote community living as an option for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Help queer-identified and queer-positive intentional communities attract more queer members.
Nourish queer culture. Promote awareness of queer issues in the intentional communities movement.
Provide support and friendship for queer-positive people living in intentional communities.
Have fun together!
QIC Newsletter

  1. First Annual QIC Gathering at The Hermitage at Mahantango Spirit Garden, Pitman PA – June 1999
  2. Second Annual QIC Gathering at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA – May 2000. Read more about this past event.
  3. Third Annual QIC Gathering at Twin Oaks Community, Louisa VA – Spring 2001

 

Gatherings
confpeop We are holding periodic day-long organizational meetings. We also plan to host some larger gatherings at participating communities to get to know each other and have fun together! Contact us to find out what events are in the works.

 

Contact Us
To receive our printed brochure, to send a donation, to join our mailing list, or to list your community with us, contact our secretary, at:
Brother Johannes – QIC
Mahantongo Spirit Garden
RD 1, Box 149
Pitman, PA 17964mailboxs
570-425-2548

Or, email: qic@ic.org

Queer in Community Network
Valerie Renwick-Porter – QIC
Twin Oaks Community
138 Twin Oaks Road
Louisa, Virginia 23093-6337
Phone 540-894-5126
Email qic@ic.org

 

What’s it like Living in an Intentional Community?

There are many different types of intentional communities, including rural land trusts, urban gardenergroup houses, cohousing neighborhoods, student co-ops, ecovillages, and communes. Housing may be individual or shared, simple or elaborate, in the country or in the city. Politics may be a major theme or a non-issue. Spirituality may be a group focus or an entirely personal matter. A few communities pool all their money, while others rely on independent incomes. Some share gardens, orchards, businesses, and even vehicles.

The variety makes it possible for many different kinds of people to find homes in community.
Intentional community can offer friendship and mutual aid dancingin times of trouble.

Cooking dinner may turn into a delight instead of a chore when you only have to do it once a week. Childcare exchanges can provide parents more free time and give non-parents an opportunity to develop warm relationships with kids. Lives can be integrated, instead of fragmented into work and play, job and family. Sharing resources allows everyone to live more lightly on the Earth.jakespam

Community living can provide a supportive environment for queer people in a homophobic world. The communities in our network actively welcome the diversity of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people. We also include communities that center specifically around gay and lesbian issues, such as faery land and womyn’s land.   

Resources

FIC (The Fellowship for Intentional Community)
This is a clearinghouse for all sorts of information on community living. The FIC publishes the fabulous Communities Directory, and a quarterly, Communities magazine. The year 2000 edition of the Directory will contain nearly 800 listings
of communities. AoC

The Fellowship for Intentional Community
RR 1 Box 155-Q
Rutledge, MO 63563
(660)883-5545
Email fic@ic.org
Web site www.ic.org

 

FEC (Federation of Egalitarian Communities)
This is a network of 12 communities which value non-violence, egalitarianism and income sharing. Some are kibbutz-like communes in the country, others are urban. Many are seeking new members. None are queer-only; most though have some queer members.
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RFD

RFD is the most widely distributed publication of the Radical Faeries. Published for over 25 years, it has been produced for most of that time at Short Mountain Community in Tennessee. Each issue contains articles, artwork, features, and a list
of faerie communities, sanctuaries, and regional contacts.

RFD
247 Sanctuary Lane
Liberty, TN 37095
(615) 563-4397


Rural Lesbian/Gay connections… you can check it out! Organic Gardening, Farmers, Eco-Activists, they are all there!

 

HipFaerie

HipFaerie is a safe space for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth who have roots in modern hip culture

 

Queer in Community (QIC) Directory

Wimmin’s/Lesbian Communities

Gay Men’s Communities

Open/Mixed Communities

Polyamorous Communities

 

How to List Your Community
To have your community listed in this Directory please fill out our form.

Confidential Listing Services

If you represent a wimmin’s community and you do not want to have your information on an open site, you may send your information directly to: QIC Wimmin’s Contact, see entry under Wimmin Only for more information about this service. If you represent any other GBLT community, which is specific about how and by whom you want to be contacted please contact Pat for more information.

 

Wimmin’s/Lesbian Communities & Resources
Wimmin Only – There are a growing number of intentional communities formed specifically for lesbians and/or wimmin. Wimmin who would like more information, please send an SASE to:
QIC Wimmin’s Contact
c/o Spiral
HC 72 Box 94A
Monticello, KY 42633
Or, email: ALICinfo@juno.com

 

Full Circle Farms
FULL CIRCLE FARM is transforming into FULL CIRCLE FARMS – Lesbian Neighborhood
Full Circle Farms is located 30 minutes Southwest of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Lynn Hicks has teamed up with Doreen and Beth and we have created some homestead sites to sell to like minded lesbians – women interested in living lightly on the land, organic farming, kindness to animals, having fun, etc… The idea is to create a lesbian neighborhood community in the country. Each lot will be privately owned but we’d like to share tools, maybe appliances, etc.- if that is what women would like to do.
We have 6 lots for sale ranging from 4 to 10 acres. All lots have a mix of organic fields and trees, except one 10-acre lot that is all wooded. Lynn is retaining 50 acres as a wooded preserve with a pond and trails. We also have covenants written to protect the land and the aesthetics of the community and maintain ownership by lesbians. The land is priced below market value to encourage woman of many financial backgrounds to come live on the land.
Please send an email to LCLiving@aol.com or call Lynn at 919-742-5959.
Nasalam
The vision that inspired the founding of the community of Nasalam is in some ways a complex one. It includes the image of a spiritual community much like the ashrams of India or the monasteries of medieval Europe where men and women are able to live quiet lives dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Another part of the vision sees Nasalam as a place where people can find refuge when they need to retreat from the affairs of the world and seek rest and spiritual guidance. Nasalam is also a place for healing, where the wisdom of our ancestors is brought to bear on the many ills brought about by modern lifestyles. And, finally, Nasalam is a place where a vision of radical spiritual manifestation will be offered to humanity as a guide to realizing its potential and beginning a New Age in human history.
It would seem that to create such a spiritual community along traditional lines would be challenge enough, but to add to the complexity Nasalam is also a tantric community. Tantra is a term that covers many different beliefs and practices, but the most common use of the term in the West is with reference to certain sexual practices. Tantra has focused on developing sexual techniques because it is the strongest natural force we have at our disposal and it makes more sense to work with that force than to oppose it. Sex is the source of all life and anyone interested in maximizing life must also be interested in understanding sexual energy. As a tantric community a primary practice expected of all members is same-sex erotic massage, and experience shows that only queer people are open to this kind of energy exchange.
To understand something of the spiritual work we hope to accomplish please go to our website and read the articles taken from our quarterly journal. We are a rather unique combination of sexuality and spirituality and desire to connect with others interested in this path promoting a New Age consciousness.
Contact Name: Uriel
864 N. Ranch Rd.
Fair Grove, MO 65648-7622
Phone: 417-759-7854
E-mail: nasalam@aol.com
Website: http://members.aol.com/nasalam/

 

Rockin Egg Farm
We have/are currently developing an alternative, all natural B&B and Farm Stay located in southern Colorado on 35 acres. We are looking for others interested in sharing in our land, home, and business; and, in sharing the emotional, physical and financial aspects of living and
working together in creating a small community/family/home/business.

Email is our best contact. smile often, stacy and chanson
Rockin Egg Farm
Stacy or Chanson
13900 Logging Canyon Rd.
Weston, CO 81091
Phone: 719-404-3655
Email: skamnikar@yahoo.comWebsite: http://picasaweb.google.com/rockineggfarm
and http://www.organicvolunteers.org/farm_finder.asp?Mode=1&S=6

 

Susan B Anthony Memorial Unrest Home Women’s Land Trust
EXPLORING SuBAMUH – This women’s intentional living and educational community goes by the initials of SuBAMUH (pronounced Suh Bam’ Uh). It has 3 purposes – to:
1. Provide feminist and ecological education for women – workshops, special events, skills learning
2. Offer safe and economical space for women to live – short term stays, exploring membership and full residential membership;
3. Make available safe rest and recreation space for women – camping for individuals and group events, day use of land, retreats
The 151 acres is owned by the trust, with residents having a lease for their particular dwelling and adjoining area. Leases give the feel and
many of the privileges of ownership. 5 women and a toddler currently reside on the land.
Each resident is responsible to bring or build her own dwelling. Transitional housing is available in the farmhouse for women exploring the possibilities of living on the land or short term internships. There is also a cabin available for summer visitors.
Each resident pays for all of her own expenses and supports herself financially, as well as paying a shared-expenses fee ($60) each month. All residents also share the community work and serve as staff for the programs SuBAMUH sponsors. SuBAMUH is flexible on meat eating/vegetarianism, raising farm animals, occasional male visitors. No guns are allowed. SuBAMUH expects women to be physically and emotionally healthy, and not currently addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Women exploring intentional community can ask for provisional membership. One year residency is required for full residential membership. Women are not required to make a lifetime commitment.
Educational events sponsored by the land trust and open to all women have included: Practical Skills for Women, Permaculture, Exploring Community, Building Skills, Aging and Ageism, Challenging White Supremacy; Nature and Arts Retreat.
In addition the local women’s community is often invited to events on the land such as our Winter Solstice gathering, women’s spirituality discussion, and occasional work days. Outside groups use the land for events they organize, including the Pilgrim Warrior Women’s Empowerment training, weekend retreats of Women’s Outreach for Women (recovering alcohol/drug
abuse group from Columbus, OH), etc.
It is not uncommon for women to take an extended period of time to consider living in community with other women. We are glad to accompany you on that journey through correspondence, written materials and personal visits.
Jan Griesinger
Susan B. Anthony Memorial UnRest Home Women’s Land Trust
P.O.Box 5853
Athens, OH 45701
740-448-6424; 740-448-7242
E-mail: ad965@seorf.ohiou.edu

Website: www.netins.net/showcase/kaytsine/subamuh.htm

 

Gay Men’s Communities/Resources
Beacon Hill House
Since our formation in 1996, our goal has been to create a community
Nasalam
The vision that inspired the founding of the community of Nasalam is in some ways a complex one. It includes the image of a spiritual community much like the ashrams of India or the monasteries of medieval Europe where men and women are able to live quiet lives dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Another part of the vision sees Nasalam as a placewhere people can find refuge when they need to retreat from the affairs of the world and seek rest and spiritual guidance. Nasalam is also a place for healing, where the wisdom of our ancestors is brought to bear on the many ills brought about by modern lifestyles. And, finally, Nasalam is a place where a vision of radical spiritual manifestation will be offered to humanity as a guide to realizing its potential and beginning a New Age in human history.
It would seem that to create such a spiritual community along traditional lines would be challenge enough, but to add to the complexity Nasalam is also a tantric community. Tantra is a term that covers many different beliefs and practices, but the most common use of the term in the West is with reference to certain sexual practices. Tantra has focused on developing sexual techniques because it is the strongest natural force we have at our disposal and it makes more sense to work with that force than to oppose it. Sex is the source of all life and anyone interested in maximizing life must also be interested in understanding sexual energy.
As a tantric community a primary practice expected of all members is same-sex erotic massage, and experience shows that only queer people open to this kind of energy exchange.To understand something of the spiritual work we hope to accomplish please go to our website and read the articles taken from our quarterly journal. We are a rather unique combination of sexuality and spirituality and desire to connect with others interested in this path promoting a New Age consciousness. Contact Name: Uriel864 N. Ranch Rd.
Fair Grove, MO 65648-7622
Phone: 417-759-7854
E-mail: nasalam@aol.com
Website: http://members.aol.com/nasalam/

 

Sir’s Retreat
Wanted Serious Replies from Submissive. Slendar Bisexuals & Gay Men for a Christian Commune up in Siskiyou County 15 miles northeast of Yreka, California and 25 miles southeast of Ashland, Oregan a Hippy Commune for Men only. Nudists welcome, Men on Fixed Incomes, Vacationeers, get details, Email us.

Nathan, Marc, Joseph

Sir’s Retreat

Contact Name: Marc Allen Jubas

3530 Damien Ave #227

La Verne, California

Phone: 909 593-0534

E-mail: kingdomtrust@aol.com

Website: www.kingdomtrust@aol.com

 

Short Mountain

Short Mountain Sanctuary is an intentional faerie community nestled deep
in the lush wooded hills of middle Tennessee. Currently living on the
land are fifteen resident stewards (one woman and fourteen men) and several
long-term visitors.

We are a collective providing safe space for queer folk of diverse descriptions.
As a community we strive to live lightly on the land and to maintain an
environment which is open, free and stimulating to each person’s growth
and creativity. We are anti-authoritarian and make decisions by consensus
at our weekly family meetings.

The residents get water from a spring, use an outhouse and heat with woodstoves.
Some of the living spaces are lit only by candles and kerosene lamps.
There is some sun-generated electricity in the main buildings, which includes
a much added onto log cabin which serves as kitchen, dining area, library,
common space and housing for two residents. Others live in a variety of
homemade structures housing one to four people each.

A herd of goats supplies milk from which is made cheese, yogurt and ice
cream. Chickens supply eggs and there are dogs, cats and many wild animals
such as deer. We grow much of the food we eat, as well as culinary and
medicinal herbs and flowers.

We publish a quarterly magazine, RFD: A Country Journal for Queer Folk
Everywhere, and host two ten-day faerie gatherings in May and October.

Short Mountain has existed in its current form since 1981 and now three
other intentional communities have formed nearby in recent years.

We welcome visitors. Just write ahead to let us know you’re coming. We
recommend initial stays of up to one week during non-gathering times.
We are open to longer visits and almost always have longer-term visitors
but we like to take things one step at a time. We can talk about longer
stays while you’re here.

Spring, summer and fall are the best visiting times. Bring a tent. We
ask $7 a day to help cover food costs though no one is turned away for
lack of funds. A map can be mailed on request. No pets please.

Short Mountain Sanctuary

247 Sanctuary Lane

Liberty, TN 37095

Phone: 615-563-4397

 

Starland

Starland is a retreat center and community located in Southern California’s
high desert region. Through our umbrella organization, Community Visions,
we run a number of special interest groups and events, both atour retreat
facility and at other locations.

Our community consists of full and part-time residents at Starland, as
well as a large extended family. We generally promote polysexual and polyamorous
lifestyles, erotic spirituality, clothing-optional events, freedom from
substance abuse and having fun in a playful, child-like manner. We also
serve as the Southern California Radical Faeries Sanctuary and hold regular
faerie gatherings.

Starland is available to other groups as a site for gatherings, retreats
and workshops. We are constantly growing and expanding our facility and
community.

There are many possibilities for becoming part of our community, as a
resident or non-resident member. Much of our construction is done by volunteers
and we always welcome the creative efforts of anyone wishing to contribute
to Starland’s expansion.

Please contact us for more information or just to say hello. Steve Fuji,
John Herriot, Gary Watkins and Milton Markey.

Starland

56925 Yucca Trail #355 PMB

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Phone: 760-364-2069

Email: starlandretreat@yahoo.com

Website: www.starlandretreat.com


Open/Mixed Communities/Resources

Abundant Dawn Community

Creating a loving and sustainable culture. Our current members include, 5 monogamous heterosexual couples, (including three families) and 2 single folk. The attitude of the group is very inclusive. We plan to grow, possibly to 20 adult members plus kids.We are committed to dealing openly with conflict, and to considering carefully the impacts of our actions on this land and on the planet.

Clustering our homes allows us to leave much of the land undeveloped. Each cluster is small enough for all the members to sit in a room and make decisions together. Currently we have one cluster fairly complete, one cluster in progress, and another area suitable for a cluster that consists of community owned housing rented to folks who haven’t built their own spaces yet. Each adult is responsible for their own expenses and a share of the community’s expenses. Many alternative-minded folks, homeschoolers, homesteaders, small communities, and organic growers live in this area. The old-timers are generally friendly and open.

Please see our website for more information, or contact us:

Abundant Dawn Community

Floyd, Virginia 24091

540-745-5853

Email Address: abundantdawn@ic.org

Web Address: www.abundantdawn.org

 

Beacon Hill House
Since our formation in 1996, our goal has been to create a community of sustainable activism, an institution of liberation, and a fun, vibrant, nurturing home all wrapped up in one! We live in a 12-bedroom house, which is still partly under renovation. As of May 2000, our population is four adult members and several long-term guests. Our back yard has an organic garden with vegetables and fruit trees.

We are located within a culturally diverse neighborhood, walking distance from downtown and China town and a short bus ride from Capitol Hill, Seattle’s vibrant business district known for celebrating gay, lesbian and alternative culture. While we do not currently have any gay or
lesbian members, we welcome the possibility.We share income together and most of us have paying jobs within the larger economy.

We strive to balance our working lives with everything else that sustains us. In our spare time we volunteer for organizations and causes, enjoy visiting friends, celebrating, sharing meals, exploring natural places, and reading in sunny spots.We embrace our core values of nonviolence, egalitarianism, social change, ecological sustainability and community through our actions and agreements.

Our agreement to share all our income and equally value all work done for the benefit of the community is one aspect of our egalitarianism.

Another is our consensus decision-making process. We practice and support nonviolence by prohibiting abusive behavior between members, striving to treat everyone with respect, and opposing violent actions in the wider world. We support social change work with donations of labor, money and our meeting and office space. We strive for ecological sustainability by evaluating our consumer choices. We support organic foods, not eat meat, use recycled building products, own an electric car, and promote bicycle riding.

Our value of community is nurtured by sharing our lives together and by our membership in the Federation of Egalitarian Communities.We enjoy meeting others who are seeking to create a liberated culture rich in compassion and cooperation. Contact us in advance to visit:

Emma Goldman Finishing School

1309 13th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98144

Phone: 206-324-6822

E-mail: egfs@egfs.org

Website: http://www.egfs.org/

 

Creekside Eco-Lodge (forming)

Former B&B with 5 suites and common kitchen, dining, and living areas on 10 acres in rural Southwest Michigan. Woods, gardens, stream and open lawn in beautiful, private setting is undergoing transformation into a gay-friendly, environmentally sensitive, self-sustaining, organic farm and intentional community for open minded, peaceful, loving humans. Please email Kevin for more information. Space currently available for 5 singles or more if some couples. Room for future growth. Estimated rent at $350 per month per single or $450 for couples. (includes rent, gas, electric, water, sewer, garbage, property taxes and insurance).

Opportunities for local employment, small business start-up and community gardening and much
more. Surprisingly progressive Village and friendly environment. Photos available!

Creekside Eco-Lodge (forming)

Kevin Kline

P.O. Box 280

Mendon MI 49072

Email:kevin@keystonelake.com

Website: under construction

 

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage

Rutledge, Missouri. Our goal is to build a small town that is truly sustainable
and socially responsible. Dancing Rabbit will be a large community
with many different subcommunities, families and individuals that
interact socially and economically. Our approximately dozen members
are constructing off-the-grid, strawbale and cob homes on our 280
beautiful, rolling acres in northeast Missouri. One subcommunity is
an income sharing FEC community called Skyhouse. We have a close working
relationship with Sandhill Farm, a 23-year-old egalitarian community
nearby.Dancing Rabbit’s only pre-requisites for membership is agreeing to
the sustainability guidelines. The model of subcommunities allows
social and cultural diversity among members. Several of the current
members are queer and the community culture can be characterized as
queer-positive.Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage1 Dancing Rabbit LaneRutledge, MO 63563660-883-5511

E-mail: dancingrabbit@ic.org

Website: www.dancingrabbit.org

 

Folle Terre
The EuroFaeries is a movement in Europe of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered people and their supporters, who believe that all gay
people have a unique identity and cultural heritage within humanity. The EuroFaeries provides alternatives to urban gay culture.

In 2005 they purchased land in Europe, called Folle Terre. Please contact them for updates and information.Currently, the EuroFaeries produces an annual programming of meetings, circles, workshops and a few international gatherings, among other events. Although so far most activities are concentrated in Holland, there are quite a few events in Germany, France and England. In addition, the EuroFaerie network extends further than Western Europe to countries such as Estonia and the Ukraine, and also connects back to it’s roots with the Radical Faeries in North America.

Folle Terre

France, Europe

info@folleterre.orgcircle@folleterre.org

www.folleterre.org

 

Footprint Acres (Forming)

Footprint Acres is a new ecovillage for all GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, & transgender) individuals and families to explore an environmentally sustainable community from a queer sensibility. Ecological sustainability is the primary focus of our long-term vision. We strive to be good stewards of our land. Our values include sustainable living, simplicity, social and environmental justice, and reverence for the Earth and all living things. Our mission is to develop and demonstrate a model of living in harmony with the land and with each other.
David

PO Box 87

Lower Lake, CA

95457

Phone: 707-995-2721

Email: footprintacres@yahoo.com

Website: www.footprintacres.com

 

Ganas

Ganas moved to NYC from San Francisco in 1978 with six people (all still here). We’re now about 75 adults of varied ages, philosophies and ethnicities. Most of the Ganas population is heterosexual, but members are friendly to, and very welcoming of sexual diversity. We live in eight well maintained buildings with lovely gardens and good living space.

In our five commercial buildings nearby, we recycle and resell furniture, clothing, household goods, art work and lots more. In April 1996 we bought a 54 room hotel with large campgrounds and outdoor concert facilities, an indoor stage and disco, a swimming pool, a small lake, and a stream – all on 72 acres about 100 miles north of NYC in the Catskill Mountains. Eventually, the new project, called G.R.O.W. II (Group Realities Open Workshops), proposes to offer cultural programs, fitness and relaxation workshops, and a full retreat and conference center.Our purpose (both at G.R.O.W. II and at Ganas) is learning to dialogue with emotional as well as conceptual truth, love and intelligence. Individual feedback is integral to our work, but rarely happens without specific consent, and sometimes not even then. Every day, at breakfast and dinner, about half of us are there to talk together about personal, work, and community issues, and to plan and decide things.

This self selected group is strongly bonded, yet is unusually easy for newcomers to join. Almost all activities are open to everyone, but involvement is entirely optional. About half of the people who live at Ganas don’t opt to participate much in either our process or our goals.

Everyone joins in discussion of problems that concern them directly. Some work outside the community and cover their expenses with cash. For the most part we all help each other with whatever, whenever possible.

Conflicts arise but because we’re in dialogue every day, they usually get quickly resolved. Right now Ganas is seeking help with the NYC businesses. We also need good people to help with renovation and program development for G.R.O.W. II. We are open to helping a new community to develop in our country facility. Visitors are welcome for short or long stays at both facilities. Write to:

Ganas, NYC

135 Corson Ave.

Staten Island, NY 10301-2933

call 718-720-5378

fax 718-448-6842

Or email: ganas@well.com.

G.R.O.W. II

548 Cooley Rd.

Parksville, NY 12768

914-295-0655

 

The Hermitage

The Hermitage at Mahantongo Spirit Garden is a sacred site and retreat center,
a place where spirit and earth join together in harmony, healing and wholeness.
As pantheists, we believe everything is alive and spirit. The spirits have spoken
through us to write the Third Testament, the conclusion to the Judeo-Christian
Bible by taking it into the post-Christian era. Visitors and guests of diverse
sexualities and spiritual paths are welcome with advance notice if possible.
Write for a free sample copy of our newsletter. Retreats and workshops are offered
in the summer. We are a working farm and crafts center.

The Hermitage

Pitman, PA 17964

Attention: Bro. Johannes

Phone (570)425-2548

Email: BroJoh@yahoo.com

Website: www.ic.org/thehermitage/
Kerala Commune

We are Kerala Commune, the first intentional commune in india. We are trying to develop an organic collective. We practice gender equality, and treat all kinds of illnesses with fruits veggies
and sprouts. We started in 2004 winter, in Kerala, India. We are still in the forming phase with all kinds of infantile disorders.

Kerala Commune

Alexander Pope

THAVALAM P.O.Palakkad.

KERALA, INDIA

Email: keralacommune@yahoo.com

 

Kyn Hearth

is a polyamorous, vegetarian, ecovillage.Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwestern Virginia on 69 acres of wooded land, Kyn Hearth is currently “under construction” with one small cabin (12′X 16′ with a sleeping loft), a 7′ X 20′ travel trailer. There is a native trout stream running through the middle of the land, numerous clean fresh water springs, a small organic garden, and solar panels.

Committed to the twin principles of interpersonal and environmental sustainability, Kyn Hearth is open to and supportive of all healthy relationship orientations, including gay, bi, trans, poly, lesbian, and celibate sexual orientations. The present “main” focus though, is on creating a polyamorous extended family/community. For more information check out the website or email Pat.

Kyn Hearth

1398 Cox Store Road, SW

Floyd, Virginia 24091

E-mail: pat@swva.net

Website: www.geocities.com/RainForest/6956

 

Law Of One (Forming)
In the process of forming we are looking for people with open minds and open to all geneders whether Straight,gay, lesbian or bisexual. The plan is to find a location in Canada in Ontario, Saskatchewan or Alberta to build a dome home community which would also be an educational
spiritual retreat center. We are looking for people that can invest to purchase or already own property that can be built on to develope such a community. Please subscribe to our mail list on our website at http://lawofone.ca if you have any interest at all or are able to contribute your skills and ideas.

Contact Name: Brad

495 Cleveland Ave

#211

London, Ontario Canada N5Z 3C3

Phone: 519 936 9216

Email: lawofone@eplanetplus.com

Website: http://lawofone.ca

 

Meadowdance
is an egalitarian, child centered communityMeadowdance welcomes human diversity,
ecological sensibility, mutual learning and joy. At this date (early in 2000), ten to twenty people have plans to move to a 165 acre site in Plainfield, Vermont, in Spring 2000, thereby to proceed with building this intentional community and supporting each other’s lifestyle, spiritual and sexual choices. A number of our participants and possible future members identify as lesbian or gay. Please visit our website www.meadowdance.org, join us on-line, call contact numbers, and come to walk the gorgeous hills with us.

Meadowdance Community Group

future site: Plainfield, VT

Contact Person: Ken Walden

427 Merrimac St

Newburyport, MA 01950

978-462-4182

E-mail: Ken@Walden.net

Website: www.meadowdance.org

 

Nasalam

The vision that inspired the founding of the community of Nasalam is in some ways a complex one. It includes the image of a spiritual community much like the ashrams of India or the monasteries of medieval Europe where men and women are able to live quiet lives dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Another part of the vision sees Nasalam as a place where people can find refuge when they need to retreat from the affairs of the world and seek rest and spiritual guidance. Nasalam is also a place for healing, where the wisdom of our ancestors is brought to bear on the many ills brought about by modern lifestyles. And, finally, Nasalam is a place where
a vision of radical spiritual manifestation will be offered to humanity as a guide to realizing its potential and beginning a New Age in human history.

It would seem that to create such a spiritual community along traditional lines would be challenge enough, but to add to the complexity Nasalam is also a tantric community. Tantra is a term that covers many different beliefs and practices, but the most common use of the term in the West is with reference to certain sexual practices. Tantra has focused on developing sexual techniques because it is the strongest natural force we have at our disposal and it makes more sense to work with that force than to oppose it.

Sex is the source of all life and anyone interested in maximizing life must also be interested in understanding sexual energy. As a tantric community a primary practice expected of all members is same-sex erotic massage, and experience shows that only queer people open to this kind of energy exchange.To understand something of the spiritual work we hope to accomplishplease go to our website and read the articles taken from our quarterly journal. We are a rather unique combination of sexuality and spirituality and desire to connect with others interested in this path promoting a New Age consciousness.

Contact Name: Uriel

864 N. Ranch Rd.

Fair Grove, MO 65648-7622

Phone: 417-759-7854

E-mail: nasalam@aol.com

Website: http://members.aol.com/nasalam/

 

Queer Ecovillage (to be named)

Forming Community Description: A forming farm and wilderness-based eco-community for LGBTQI and Native spirit people with a emphasis in creating a majority female-centered space proposed for the Gainesville, Florida area.We envision a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, affirmatively anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homo & transphobic family friendly space. We share a long-term commitment to sustainable living, self sufficiency, social justice and a return to a healthy relationship with the Earth and all life.We offer a natural alternative to urban migration of queer people by providing a non-urban “back to land” space that can facilitate healing relationships between people and between people and theliving Earth.

Naomi or Susan

Gainesville, FL United States

Phone: 828-230-1404

Email: queer2earth@gmail.com

Website: http://directory.ic.org/22353/Queer_Ecovillage

 

Rockin Egg Farm

We have/are currently developing an alternative, all natural B&B and Farm Stay located in southern Colorado on 35 acres. We are looking for others interested in sharing in our land, home, and business; and, in sharing the emotional, physical and financial aspects of living and working together in creating a small community/family/home/business.E mail is our best contact. smile often, stacy and chanson

Rockin Egg Farm

Stacy or Chanson

13900 Logging Canyon Rd.

Weston, CO 81091

Phone: 719-404-3655

Email: skamnikar@yahoo.com

Website: http://picasaweb.google.com/rockineggfarm
and http://www.organicvolunteers.org/farm_finder.asp?Mode=1&S=6

 

Satyr’s Grotto

We are a rather eclectic group of gay men forming a monastery near El Paso, Texas. While we practice no collective dogma or doctrine we are accepting of any personal religious or spiritual practice that is considered constructive. We are also very accepting of people who do not consider themselves religious or spiritual, as long as they are accepting of other’s personal beliefs.

We have a sustainability plan for our community that includes established connections with local commerce. We are very active locally and are working hard to create a local reuse center that will reduce items being deposited in the local landfills. We are also working on a service and product bartering program. Another one of our industries is an assisted living facility for those who are ill or aging and need limited or short term care.

We are looking for people of all walks of life, and despite being a predominantly male organization we are looking for women of all walks of life to participate. (We are definitely interested in including women!)

We are in the beginning stages of the process but we do own a 40 acre ranch and are expanding to 120 acres in the next two years.

Satyr’s Grotto

El Paso, TX 

Email: houseofhedon@gmail.com

 

Short Mountain

Short Mountain Sanctuary is an intentional faerie community nestled deep in the lush wooded hills of middle Tennessee. Currently living on the land are fifteen resident stewards (one woman and fourteen men) and several long-term visitors.We are a collective providing safe space for queer folk of diverse descriptions. As a community we strive to live lightly on the land and to maintain an environment which is open, free and stimulating to each person’s growth and creativity.

We are anti-authoritarian and make decisions by consensus at our weekly family meetings.The residents get water from a spring, use an outhouse and heat with woodstoves. Some of the living spaces are lit only by candles and kerosene lamps. There is some sun-generated electricity in the main buildings, which includes a much added onto log cabin which serves as kitchen, dining area, library, common space and housing for two residents. Others live in a variety of homemade structures housing one to four people each.A herd of goats supplies milk from which is made cheese, yogurt and ice cream.

Chickens supply eggs and there are dogs, cats and many wild animals such as deer. We grow much of the food we eat, as well as culinary and medicinal herbs and flowers.We publish a quarterly magazine, RFD: A Country Journal for Queer Folk Everywhere, and host two ten-day faerie gatherings in May and October.Short Mountain has existed in its current form since 1981 and now three other
intentional communities have formed nearby in recent years.

We welcome visitors. Just write ahead to let us know you’re coming. We recommend initial stays of up to one week during non-gathering times. We are open to longer visits and almost always have longer-term visitors but we like to take things one step at a time. We can talk about longer stays while you’re here.

Spring, summer and fall are the best visiting times. Bring a tent. We ask $7 a day to help cover food costs though no one is turned away for lack of funds. A map can be mailed on request. No pets please.

Short Mountain Sanctuary

247 Sanctuary Lane

Liberty, TN 37095

Phone: 615-563-4397

 

Starland
Starland is a retreat center and community located in Southern California’s high desert region. Through our umbrella organization, Community Visions, werun a number of special interest groups and events, both atour retreat facility and at other locations. Our community consists of full and part-time residents at Starland, as well as a large extended family. We generally promote polysexual and polyamorous lifestyles, erotic spirituality, clothing-optional events, freedom from substance abuse and having fun in a playful, child-like manner. We also serve as the Southern California Radical Faeries Sanctuary and hold regular faerie gatherings. Starland is available to other groups as a site for gatherings, retreats and workshops. We are constantly growing and expanding our facility and community.
There are many possibilities for becoming part of our community, as a resident or non-resident member. Much of our construction is done by volunteers and we always welcome the creative efforts of anyone wishing to contribute to Starland’s expansion.
Please contact us for more information or just to say hello. Steve Fuji, John Herriot, Gary Watkins and Milton Markey.
Starland
56925 Yucca Trail #355 PMB
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone: 760-364-2069
Email: starlandretreat@yahoo.com

Website: www.starlandretreat.com
Twin Oaks Community
“We’re here, we’re queer, we’re income-sharing!” Twin Oaks is an eco-village of 100 women, men and children in central Virginia.
We are a mixed (straight/GLB) community with a culture that includes and welcomes lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, etc. We are rural and yet close to several city/cultural centers. Twin Oaks has been a model of sustainable community living for over 30 years.
We are looking for new members, and would love to have you visit. We can offer you: work in our community businesses (hammock/chair-making, tofu-making, and book-indexing), an abundance of homegrown, organic food, a thriving social scene, and an established culture of non-violence and egalitarianism. You can offer us: your talents and skills (or your unskilled enthusiasm) and your desire to live an ecological and income-sharing lifestyle. Our members enjoy a flexible work schedule, a mix of ages living together, living lightly on the land by sharing resources, and an environment that is safe for all people–women, men, lesbians, gays, and children alike.
Please contact us for more information or to arrange a visit.
Twin Oaks Community
138 Twin Oaks Rd
Louisa VA 23093
540-894-5126
Website: www.twinoaks.org
WindTree Ranch
Over 1000 acres of primative high desert with crystal lined trails to hike. A non-profit eco-village with self-sustainable goals and some modern comforts. Come, to see beautiful views, have privacy, enjoy quiet, and experience self-renewal. Bring your self-defined family too. Children are very welcome too. See our notice in the new Communities Directory.
Contact Name: Jacque Zaleski
RR 2 Box 1
Douglas, AZ 85607-9802
Phone: 520-364-4611
E-mail: windtreeranch@theriver.com

Website: www.windtree.org

 

Yourtopia
Lack of advanced nurturance skills is seen as the world’s most fundamental problem. Thru better exploration and understanding of self, others and relationships involved, people in their unique ways can develop increasingly rewarding innerresources for life harmoney and new, exciting a avenues of productivity. Accept the challenge to explore and fully share your own unique complexity! For any gender, any age. Let’s together create a new, better kind of family, and then expand into a new, better kind of community without religion, sex obsession and objectivism. No one needs to limit self-development.We are currently preparing to relocate to northern California from the mid-West, but we don’t have the new address or phone number yet.
Contact person: Kyle Roberts
Email: Mbracemore@aol.com

 

Polyamorous Communities/Resources

Kyn Hearth is a polyamorous, vegetarian, ecovillage. Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of southwestern Virginia on 69 acres of wooded land, Kyn Hearth is currently “under construction” with one small cabin (12′ X 16′ with a sleeping loft), a 7′ X 20′ travel trailer. There is a native trout stream running through the middle of the land, numerous clean fresh water springs, a small organic garden, and solar panels. Committed to the twin principles of interpersonal and environmental sustainability, Kyn Hearth is open to and supportive of all healthy relationship orientations, including gay, bi, trans, poly, lesbian, and celibate sexual orientations. The present “main” focus though, is on creating a polyamorous extended family/community. For more information check out the Website, or e-mail Pat.

Kyn Hearth
1398 Cox Store Road, SW
Floyd, Virginia 24091
E-mail: pat@swva.net

Website:www.geocities.com/RainForest/6956
Nasalam
The vision that inspired the founding of the community of Nasalam is in some ways a complex one. It includes the image of a spiritual community much like the ashrams of India or the monasteries of medieval Europe where men and women are able to live quiet lives dedicated to the pursuit of spiritual goals. Another part of the vision sees Nasalam as a place where people can find refuge when they need to retreat from the affairs of the world and seek rest and spiritual guidance. Nasalam is also a place for healing, where the wisdom of our ancestors is brought to bear on the many ills brought about by modern lifestyles. And, finally, Nasalam is a place where a vision of radical spiritual manifestation will be offered to humanity as a guide to realizing its potential and beginning a New Age in human history.
It would seem that to create such a spiritual community along traditional lines would be challenge enough, but to add to the complexity Nasalam is also a tantric community. Tantra is a term that covers many different beliefs and practices, but the most common use of the term in the West is with reference to certain sexual practices. Tantra has focused on developing sexual techniques
because it is the strongest natural force we have at our disposal and it makes more sense to work with that force than to oppose it. Sex is the source of all life and anyone interested in maximizing life must also be interested in understanding sexual energy. As a tantric community a primary practice expected of all members is same-sex erotic massage, and experience shows that only queer people open to this kind of energy exchange.
To understand something of the spiritual work we hope to accomplish please go to our website and read the articles taken from our quarterly journal. We are a rather unique combination of sexuality and spirituality and desire to connect with others interested in this path promoting a New Age consciousness.
Contact Name: Uriel
864 N. Ranch Rd.
Fair Grove, MO 65648-7622
Phone: 417-759-7854
E-mail: nasalam@aol.com

Website: http://members.aol.com/nasalam/

 

Starland
Starland is a retreat center and community located in Southern California’s high desert region. Through our umbrella organization, Community Visions, we run a number of special interest groups and events, both at our retreat facility and at other locations.Our community consists of full and part-time residents at Starland, as well as a large extended family. We generally promote polysexual and polyamorous lifestyles, erotic spirituality, clothing-optional events, freedom from substance abuse and having fun in a playful, child-like manner. We also serve as the Southern California Radical Faeries Sanctuary and hold regular faerie gatherings. Starland is available to other groups as a site for gatherings, retreats and workshops. We are constantly growing and expanding our facility and community.
There are many possibilities for becoming part of our community, as a resident or non-resident member. Much of our construction is done by volunteers and we always welcome the creative efforts of anyone wishing to contribute to Starland’s expansion.
Please contact us for more information or just to say hello. Steve Fuji, John Herriot, Gary Watkins and Milton Markey.
Starland
56925 Yucca Trail PMB 355
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Phone: 760-364-2069
Email: starlandretreat@yahoo.com

Website: www.starlandretreat.com

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