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New members sought for A Farm for All! Community Wingdale, NY 12594

by Ben
Category
Cohousing Openings + Real Estate
Location
295 Duell Hollow Rd, Webatuck, NY 12594
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A Farm for All! Community in Webatuck (Wingdale), Dutchess County, New York, seeks new members to join our farming community of five (6) members in our 1820s farmhouse:

Rent contribution is plus utilities for 1 or 2 private bedrooms sharing the rest of the house with the community.  Full size closets, large windows and steam heaters. Space is fully furnished. Heat is by wood stoves and oil.

Individual rooms

Small $350 + utilities

Medium $375 + utilities

Library, music and amps in 2nd living room. Garden space available.

We have one cat. Our other resident with three big, friendly dogs and another cat lives in a tiny house on our property outside the main house.

Harlem Valley-Wingdale Metro-North train station and Dutchess County bus are 3 miles away. Walk 15 minutes to Appalachian Trail.

Utilities such as electricity, heating oil, internet and phone are shared costs. Past and projected utility bills are available upon request.

Our present community includes folks of various ages and backgrounds. There is one resident farmer, two farmer trainees and two non-resident farmers.

Within the community we have or are developing the following projects:

– a microgreens operation in the upstairs original section of the house

– a worker-cooperative farm growing medicinal herbs, doing food-justice work, serving our immediate area and region

– ceremonial and healing events

– nonprofit education and eco-social entrepreneurship

– a creative site for sustainable land use such as renewable energy, forest garden

– woodworking shop

– trail system

We enjoy 3 acres of farm fields, 43 acres of wooded hillside and a brook flowing into the nearby Tenmile River. Our full-size barn also dates from 1820.

On our land we host events such as solstice and equinox ceremonies; music jams; and farming skill-sharing, workshops and other programming. We have been host for family summer camps; a mycology conference; and many visitors from communities within which we work.

Applicants should connect with our community vision and possess both the desire and the ability to contribute in various ways to making this cooperative living space a thriving hub and sanctuary for all. We welcome your unique contribution to our dynamic community.  Equality and respect of diversity are key values for us. We’re working with existing community members to create a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for folks of all backgrounds, ages and orientations. All ages, children and families are welcome. We welcome discussion about what this has meant for us and about our plans for the future.  All residents must contribute to household chores. We prioritize natural and organic household goods. Food-cost sharing is an option. Occasional use of tobacco outdoors and alcohol are acceptable but we cannot host binge users. Please refer to our co-housing manual, for house conduct guidelines, and further details.

Please call to start the process and share your interest and pertinent experience.  We require three personal references including phone and additional contact information.

Six-month renewable lease plus one-month security deposit required.

Community residential experience strongly preferred.  Long-term possibilities may be available.

We look forward to welcoming you into A Farm for All! community.